Tuesday, August 21, 2012

12 Ways to Create a Gallery Wall

Last week I promised to share some inspiring gallery walls with you. I am working on baby girl's gallery wall for her bedroom makeover and I am really excited to show it to you when it's all done! I am going for an eclectic look with a collection of frames, art, and other meaningful objects in bright colors. Here are 12 ideas you can use when creating your own gallery wall space:
{1} Use valuable objects or heirlooms to create a more meaningful collection {2} Be resourceful! These renters built a simple wooden frame and attached artwork with pant hangers!
{3} Don't be afraid of color! {4} Use chalkboard paint to create a background for your gallery... so easy to personalize.
{5} Create a classic, monochromatic look by painting all your frames one color. {6} Make your computer monitor part of the design! {7} Take the opportunity to display a favorite collection. These authentic silhouettes are beautifully grouped together in the corner of the room.
{8} Add visual interest to your hallways {9} Display treasured photographs in one size for big impact
{10} No power tools necessary! This entire gallery wall was created with one single screw.
{11} No pictures? No problem. Create a wall entirely of mirrors! {12} Use simple white frames and make your photography the star of the show. I love how she used the architectural trim in her room as an anchor for the display.
Gallery Wall Inspiration Sources:
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There are so many amazing ideas out there... where do you find inspiration for the walls in your home?
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  1. ooooh I love it! Thanks for featuring our little space! I'm really digging number 10 (but I'm partial to a "B"!) And I have #2 saved on my desktop too....can't resist a vintage pant hanger!

  2. I've always loved #3 and #12, but #4 is new to me and I'm OBSESSED!

  3. These are some really great tips! I've been trying to put up a gallery wall in our staircase for years, but keep running into stumbling blocks. Now, with the new baby, we have TONS of photos that we want to display. These ideas might finally get me started.

  4. I love gallery walls! Here's a link to the one I did. Hope you like it! http://www.martysmusings.net/2012/03/gallery-wall.html

  5. Hi there! Thank you so much for the shout out. I am new to your blog and it is so stinken' cute!! So many great gallery wall ideas. I love a good gallery wall. Enjoy putting the nursery gallery wall together!

  6. Great post - you've given me some good idea - thanks! I've got this linked to my gallery walls post too today!

  7. I have a bit of a gallery addiction in our new house. My current favorite is the growing up gallery, where I pre-hung frames for my son's school photos. (He's 4 now). You can see it here: http://www.dejongdreamhouse.com/2012/11/growing-up-gallery.html

  8. how was #10 done w/ just one screw?


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