Listen, I’m here to help you OUT! I know some people are intimidated by Gallery Walls. It’s scary to put a nail in and hope it turns out. You want it perfect. You want to love it. KEEP READING!
This is our wall. It’s been this way since we moved in. I want to repaint this hallway and change up the decor. Here’s my thinking: Put the gallery wall up, if I like it, paint. If I don’t like, fill in the holes and paint. You with me?
First. find your “core” pieces. I prefer a gallery wall with a mix of pictures and “things.” These “things” can be anything, get creative. Start with your core items. Place them on the floor next to the wall you’re going to hang them on.
Here’s my core items. Check out the dust on THAT picture! Whoa! AnyWHO, spread them out, make them different heights. Make sure they are different sizes and shapes. I wanted this gallery wall to be “black and white.” I have pictures with white mattes and some without.
Next, bring your pictures out. Place them around your core items on the floor. Keep moving them around until you like what you see. Grab some painter’s tape, find your center picture (or close to) and tape around the shape of the frame.
Make sure all four corners are pressed together (the two pieces of tape) and move this square to the wall. Do this to all your pieces. This gives you a great visual for how your wall will look. It doesn’t have to perfect, level etc. You will level your pictures after they are hung. I moved my “tape pictures” around a couple times. Here it is once I was satisfied.
I really like how it turned out. Nice change to the hallway. Now I can’t wait to paint!
Do you have a gallery wall? Any tips for how you did it? Thanks for stopping by!
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