The hardest part of making your own gallery wall is thinking that they can only look one way. The truth is, a gallery wall can be anything you want it to be. Whether its pictures of you and your family, of your pets, or with no pictures at all.
*quick tip* to avoid a million nail holes in the wall, plan out your gallery wall on a kitchen table or on the floor. This way, you can move things around until you find the perfect look!
The easiest way to start is to find a focal point–this is how I always begin. For my gallery wall, it’s the 16×20 photo of my husband and I. Then, I added two more items (see below) to give the wall a “direction”
The placement of these images worked for this specific wall, because it’s going upstairs. So then, I just added the other items to give it more of a balance and personalize it.
I didn’t want the entire gallery to be photos, so I chose the other items at random. There are 3 portraits of us because I tend to do things in 3’s when it comes to walls (example below)
The hands sign on the far left, we made in 5 minutes with scrap wood and paint that we already had. Our wedding date, the galvanized ‘K’ all personalized the gallery wall, and that’s really what it’s all about. Featuring items that speak to you, your family, and your home.
A gallery wall can be 3 items or 20. A lot of gallery walls (via Pinterest) can be overwhelming if you’ve never done one before. Thinking back to my first gallery wall makes me giggle now.
The best part is if you plan it all out on a table, and decide you hate it, you can start over!
Hobby Lobby: Galvanized K, ‘hello’ and the arrow
Target: ‘enjoy the…’ clearance for $9.99
String art: handmade locally, comment below for the link! (She ships!)