These gallery walls range anywhere from exquisite and designer inspired to DIY-created and full of personal touches and lots of love. Either way, the gallery wall is the perfect solution for the empty wall in your entry foyer, the space over your bed in the guest room, or the empty stairwell.
Now that we've been in our house for quite some time, there are still some blank spaces that I feel would be the perfect opportunity to get creative and pull together some of our favorite mementos to create a gallery wall. While some gallery walls are completely curated from expensive prints and designer home goods items, I tend to favor the gallery wall that would allow me to add personal touches to our home that might not fit elsewhere- such as pages from our favorite books, wooden initial letters, old ticket stubs, handwritten letters, dried flowers from our wedding day, and trinkets from trips Rob and I have taken together.
I'll agree with those of you who think creating a gallery walls sounds like a daunting task, because it does. My first thoughts were: how am I possibly going to find enough items for my wall, and how am I going to hang them all? After reading some posts and looking at some inspiration on Pinterest, I've decided the first thing to do is figure out where the gallery wall is going to go and about how many frames or items it will take to make your wall look full. After you've figured out that much, see how many unused frames you can pull from around your own house, or stop by a thrift shop to purchase some inexpensive frames. After you have the frames you can decide whether you want to spray paint them or leave them the way they are. Once that's done comes the fun part- figuring out which items you want to put on display in your gallery wall.
I would love to hear your thoughts on gallery walls. Have you created a gallery wall in your home? Do you have any helpful tips for those of us who haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet? Or, do you think gallery walls are overused and look cluttered? What are your favorite items on your gallery wall?