Gallery walls are my favorite. Like chocolate covered cinnamon bears and hugs from my Ruby and cuddles from my man, I think more is more. Currently, my home has four– Ruby’s room, my bedroom, the office, and in our upstairs hallway. And I can think of at least two more rooms in my home where one could be coming soon.
Putting a great gallery wall together can be tricky. I like my gallery walls to have a few key elements. You don’t want it to be too perfect or cheesy, so I’ve come up with a sort of formula to creating a great gallery wall. Of course, it’s sort of like you’re own personal family recipe, so you can add or subtract based on your tastes. Today, I’m sharing the rough formula I use when pulling a gallery wall together.
Here is how to design a gallery wall:
1) Start with a statement piece. This can be a mirror, a bold piece of art, a large family photo, etc.
2) Something colorful.
3) Something old. Think family heirloom, vintage art, old photos, you get the idea.
4) Something handmade. This isn’t a must, but I include something handmade into nearly every gallery wall I do. A painting I made, the embroidery from a family member, my handwritten “love” art, etc.
5) Meaningful photos/art.
6) Something three-dimensional.
A gallery wall is an opportunity to put together things you really love— have fun with it! Here are some pretty examples (all images found on Pinterest):
What are your favorite elements to include in a gallery wall?