When I finally decided to put up a gallery wall in our bedroom, I thought it would be a piece of cake! What I didn’t realize was how difficult it can be to figure out what goes well and what doesn’t. In the end, I was lucky because I already owned a handful of frames that fit together nicely. Most of them were gifts, which is awesome because doing a gallery wall can get very expensive!! Here are a few tips that might help you when setting up your own gallery wall:
- If you want to go an inexpensive route, but you don’t have any frames yet, visit your local thrift stores and try to find some good deals. If you find a variety of wooden frames you can always chalk paint them to make them match each other, or you can attempt a mix-match look like I did. I used a combination of frames and pictures that are brown, black, and white. It might look a tad bit quirky, but quirky suits me 🙂
- Your gallery wall doesn’t have to be 100% symmetrical, but it should definitely have balance. For example, I have a larger frame as the focal point and smaller frames all around. The frames around the focal point aren’t identical. You can use two smaller frames to take up the same amount of space as a medium sized frame and it will still have a “balanced” effect on either side.
- Add some miscellaneous items! I hung up a key that we had used as a decoration at our wedding. It adds character to your wall and makes everything look more fun! If you are in need of other ideas, you can hang up signs or arrows which also look really cute.
Good luck on setting up your own gallery wall! Let me know what tips or questions you have in the comments below 🙂