Tips for creating a gallery wall

tips for creating a gallery wall

When we got married we used photo frames for our table names. Alongside this, I seem to have collected a ridiculous number of the things over the years so I decided last week to create a feature gallery wall to spruce up my hallway.

A gallery wall not only creates a great focal point, it also gives you an excuse to frame all of those photos you love but that aren’t quite professional or staged enough to warrant a place on the mantelpiece alone. It’s a doddle to do and all you need is a handful of nails and a hammer (don’t even mention it to the Mister – queue “I’ll go and get the drill”). Alongside your frames it’s a good idea to include some other decorative pieces to add a little more interest and break up the images – I had some large typography pieces around the house which I incorporated.

There are also some great online resources and blogs that offer free printable downloads such as littlegoldpixel.com, which are great if you don’t want every picture in your gallery to be a photograph.

I started by laying out all of the frames on the floor in front of the hall wall to get an idea of how wide and tall I wanted the gallery to be. I admit that I felt like my mother a little bit here, obsessing over which pieces looked best where, but it’s worth spending some time until you get a layout that you’re happy with. I then took a photo of the layout so that I could replicate it on the wall. Starting by nailing the highest frame onto the wall, I then worked my way out until I got the finished gallery. Definitely an easy and cost-effective way to make a great feature in your home!

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10 thoughts on “Tips for creating a gallery wall

  1. I’ve been busy creating a Pinterest wall full of gallery wall inspiration as I am on a mission to personalise our home a bit more with photos and other bits and pieces that mean something to our family. I need to go and find some decorative pieces to incorporate and some frames!

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  2. That looks so fabulous. A friend of mine has a line of her wedding photos going up the staircase wall and my sister also has mini canvases of pictures from over the years. We have a lovely long hallway that something like this would work really well on. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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    • Ah glad you like it! Sounds like it would look great along your hallway. What I enjoyed most about doing it is that you can really add anything you like to it – they don’t have to be great quality pics. I had a few bits around the house that looked a little lost on their own but look great in this. Hope you get around to it! Thanks for posting x

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