The Perfect Gallery Wall

tips for creating a gallery wall

I love a good gallery wall, they are eclectic and a good way to express my personality. Which obviously consists of a whole lot of mis-match items that when combined create something beautiful.

Now that we are FINALLY in our new place and most of the boxes are unpacked, it was time to hang some pictures.  I promised J that I would keep his beloved fish that was caught by grandpa and passed down the family.  I needed items that can balance out the fish and make it look like it belongs on the wall.  Not like I just stuck it in the corner, behind a door to say that I was good partner because it was on a wall.

create a gallery wall Here are some tips for creating a gallery wall that is perfect:

1) find pictures that are unlike each other – either having different frame types, coloring, or are pictures of landscape, sculptures, and people.
2) lay your arrangement on the floor.  Play with it and make sure you love it.  It took me awhile to get it just right.  A lot of frames came in and out of this arrangement.
gallery wall tips3) get someone’s opinion.  I asked J what he thought before  putting one nail into the wall.  Not that he actually cared what it looks like, but it was nice to have that affirmation.
4) start nailing it! We measured out the wall space to find the middle, then measured out the arrangement to find the midpoint.  Match those two up and start hanging.
5) stand in awe of your awesome gallery wall.

creating a gallery wall

Cheers!

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6 Thoughts on “The Perfect Gallery Wall

  1. I’ve been nurturing the idea of doing a gallery wall above my bed, but just didn’t know where to start. This post has really put things into perspective for me, so thanks!

    • MereLynne on September 24, 2013 at 12:24 am said:

      Oh thank you! I love gallery walls and might have about 3 in my house right now. I like the idea of getting a lot of different looks in one space. Hope your wall encompasses everything you want!

  2. Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing at SSS Hop.
    Angel

  3. I love it and the picture of your dog made me laugh, that’s a great one!! Visiting today from Super Sunday Sync, and I’m your latest Bloglovin’ follower.

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