Easy to Do: Gallery Wall

September 19, 2017

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I’ve always fancied about having a well-styled gallery wall. Although I’ve made some attempts in the past, none of them have convinced me into giving them a perpetual status. But it was about time to put my head and hands to work and try for the 90th time to create a gallery wall.


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I’ve had some pictures of my daughters that been hanging around my home for quite some time. I love to take photos of my kids in color, but for me printing some of them in black and white creates a deeper feeling when is time for framing. To let the photo speak by itself, I try using frames in white or natural wood. For the big prints, HomeGoods has great frames with white wide mats that will help in bringing the eyes’ attention to the photo.

Recreate the area on your floors             

There are a couple of methods out there on how to create a gallery wall. Some people like to use paper to cut into the size of all the frames to be hanged on the wall. Then, using blue painters’ tape, they attach these cuttings on the wall until they figure out how they like the frames setting.


Photograph by I Don’t Know How She Does It!


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In my case, I like to use the real art pieces over the floor to get a better sense of how each piece plays a role next to one another.  But before I lay out the frames, I like to measure the space in which they will be hanged to recreate it over the floor. With painter’s tape (or in my case, washi tape… I ran out of the blue tape) I created a rectangle in the same size as the area I’m thinking on placing the frames.


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A gallery wall that tells a story

After a lot of moving around, I ended up with the perfect arrangement that also tells a story. The center piece of my gallery wall is a photo of a long classical alley that reminds me of the balconies of old houses from the city I was born. This piece also engages the viewers from the start and invites them to continue the visual journey. Do not overlook the wall art section in HomeGoods – it has some of the most unique pieces I have seen (plus you don’t have to spend a fortune like if you went to a gallery).


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Photos of my daughters are scattered around along some art pieces that they’ve created. I DIY-ed the framed quartz, which was a gift from my mother. The amethyst crystal has been said to aid healing. You can find a variety of these stones at HomeGoods.


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All of these pieces that now hang on my wall have a strong sentimental attachment to my soul and fragments of what really matters in my life.  With this small gallery wall I’ve created a timeless reminder of what it means to be home; with loved ones!


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As you can see, you can easily create a gallery wall either with personal photos or simply important art pieces. The idea is to have fun but most of all to create something that makes you happy.


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Have you done a project like this before? How did it worked better for you?

Gloribell Lebron is paid blogger. She’s an interior stylist and designer with a strong background and knowledge in graphic design. View more of her work at I Don’t Know How She Does It. (Find her on InstagramPinterestTwitter and Facebook.)


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