I am so excited to be working on my gallery wall to go in my living room, opposite my dining room table. I did not realise how much work would have to go into it so I thought I’d share some of my do’s and don’ts to help if you’re starting on a gallery wall.
DO pick a colour scheme
Even if it is only a rough idea of the colours you want to bring to the room or the ‘feel’ you want to give to a room. I want a really relaxed, positive and summery vibe to my gallery wall. So, I know that I will be involving lots of blues and pinks to hopefully bring our living room to life.
DON’T be afraid to mix textures, colours, and sizes of photo frames
You don’t have to purchase lots of the same photo frames and can include different styles. However, do this in 2 or 3’s so it doesn’t look overwhelming. Similarly, only include one statement piece and then the rest can compliment it. I spent so much time on Pinterest getting lots of inspiration from people’s gallery walls.
DO use cardboard templates to map out how it will look
Once you’ve got your prints and frames all ready, now it’s all about making sure it will look perfect on the wall. You can lay it down on the floor in front of the wall or do what I did and cut cardboard boxes to the size of the different frames. Then, you can stick it on the wall and see what it looks like which was better for me as I’m not very good at picturing things!
DON’T be afraid to let your personality come through
You can hang anything on your gallery wall – art, memorabilia, your favourite family photo, quotes, prints…the list goes on! It’s a good opportunity to play around with what you like and want to display. Let your personality shine on the wall! It’s your house and your stamp. I know some people have leopard themed gallery walls or nude art. They all look amazing!
Let me know any of your favourite gallery wall tips and I can’t wait to share a picture with you soon. Find out some of the plans for my living room here.