Have you ever seen a stunning gallery wall and wondered how they did that? I have some tips that will help yours stand out!
How To Style The Ultimate Gallery Wall
No matter what you are hanging up on your wall – canvas or metal letter art – there are some tips and tricks you can use to make your wall pop!
Some people enjoy just putting things on the wall without any kind of plan at all. They call it freestyling! The only drawback to freestyling is that you end up with a wall full of holes when you don’t like what you see and you try to rearrange it.
That’s why these tips are so essential. They will save you the effort of patching up holes.
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Use Butcher Paper First
This tip comes directly from Kenarry. Lay down all of your photos and wall art on a piece of butcher paper the size of your wall. Then, after you have the design the exact what that you want it, trace the frames on the paper.
Now you have hang up the butcher paper and begin putting the nails on the wall.
This is a super-easy way to create a pattern without putting extra holes in your wall.
Use Different Types Wall Art
Don’t use all the same kind of frames or even the same types of art. Add in some hanging planters, metal letters, and different types of art.
This will add artistic and textural interest to your gallery wall.
Use different sizes too. Be as eclectic and fun as you want to be! This is your space and you should follow your own rules!
Keep Your Room Clutter-Free
If you want your gallery wall to be the center of attention, then clean up the room it is in. I have some tips for how to declutter your home if you need them. They will save you tons of time.
My biggest tip is to do it throughout the day. If you try to do it all at once you might feel overwhelmed and just give up easier. Find a small corner, organize it, and then come back and organize another corner or another shelf.
Hang Up Photos You Are Proud Of
Make really large prints that you are proud of and put them on your gallery wall. Don’t be afraid to go large! Some people spread out a family portrait into 3 large canvases and use that as a focal point.
Pick one really large item to be the center focus and then fill in the rest of the space with smaller prints.
Decorate Around A Theme
If you are still stuck on how to create a gallery wall, think of a theme and go with it! There are lots of fun themes you can use. The one above is a map or travel theme. Everything in this gallery wall is a map or has a travel quote.
Need some more ideas? Try one of these themes:
- Toy Room – Super heroes, Disney princesses, Board Games, Video Game Characters
- Bathroom – Nautical, world travel, Paris
- Garage – Tools, Sports
- Office – Inspiration, Reading, Books
If you chose an ocean theme, you will need to look for handcrafted sea life bottle art and other sea-related decor.
Picking a theme is easier than you might think! Just consider some of the things that spark joy when they come to mind. Then, use that as your theme.
Think Beyond The Living Room
Hang up a gallery wall in other rooms too. The living room tends to have the most available wall space, so it’s where most people display their gallery walls.
Branch out from there. Create your own gallery wall in your dining room, stairway, or even your laundry room.
There are lots of themes you can display in these rooms. Create an elegant world-travel theme in your dining room or a wall of family portraits in your stairway.
Pull The Theme Into Your Room’s Decor
No matter what theme you pick, use it in other ways in your room’s decor. This will really tie everything together and create a pleasing aesthetic!
For example, if you have photos of traveling or water scenes on your wall, use some indoor waterfalls in your decor.
Another example – if you use mostly black and white portraits on your wall, bring some pops of color on your furniture with some pillows, blankets, and maybe a fun rug on the floor.
Use the gallery wall as a way to really enhance your room’s theme. Don’t make a separate theme on your walls than you use in the other parts of the house.