Assembing a Gallery Wall – 16 Simple Tips (it’s easy, I promise!!!)

I have a strange addiction with gallery walls.  I love both a symmetrical and asymmetrical appearance and the more eclectic, the better!  The best walls are the ones that are most inspired!

I LOVE some of these great spaces below – and you are very capable of making them yourself!!

Here are 16 TIPS TO CREATING A GREEEEEEEAT GALLERY WALL (and be the envy of all your friends!)

1.  Let your gallery wall be eclectic (it’s a lot easier than getting out the level and tape measure for every print…) .  I love what Blue Roof Cabins did in her kitchen area!!

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2.  Hang all of your pictures symmetrically.

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3.  Don’t be afraid to make an asymmetrical or vertical wall.  I love what The Black Apple did below with her tiny blue room to add interest to the small space!


4.  Use your hallway as a canvas (and a way to make your guest’s trip to the bathroom that much more interesting!)

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5.  Go for a monochromatic look (using one colour, or a variation of that colour).

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6.  Use those heirlooms and/or vintage and treasured trinkets you have not yet found a place for!

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7.  Create interest behind the gallery – with a striped or chevron wall.

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8.  OR…use a chalkboard painted wall.

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9.  Make the monster TV you let your husband buy (to make up for the rest of the house you have dominated) into a gorgeous masterpiece of art.

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10.  Use white frames for your wall.

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11.  OR…use black frames 🙂

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12.  Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors – a designer’s best friend (create the illusion of depth and a reflective surface – of ideally something the interesting other side of your room!)

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13.  Use empty frames…no need to always have images within the frames.

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14.  Use your staircase as a gallery.

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15.  Use a dark wall with various frame and mat sizes to create contrast.

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16.  Last but not least…don’t feel the need to hang the pictures on the wall.  Use shelving instead – it adds an additional layer of depth and interest.

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Enjoy making your wall – for each one is unique and something to be truly proud of!

All images posted without hyperlink are via Pinterest.


About organicallyopulent

Hi - I'm all about anything organic in style; whether in fashion, decor, photography or jewellery, textiles....anything! I love all things unique, vintage, eclectic - with a twist of modern and traditional. I can't categorize my style because I love all things interesting and that catch my eye and there is just too much in the world I admire to put my style into one category! So sit back and enjoy! I hope that you find pleasure in seeing things in the light I do and that I help to inspire you too! Happy dreaming and living!
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9 Responses to Assembing a Gallery Wall – 16 Simple Tips (it’s easy, I promise!!!)

  1. awesome. i bought a bunch of old picture frames from goodwill varying in size and shape. i distressed them, painted them and totally made them into awesome “new” vintage pieces and ive created a wall up my stair case of the most am amazing photos of our family. i was so excited to complete this because ive been wanting to do it for years! =) xoxo
    good luck with blogging. its so much fun!

    • Thanks you for the encouragement sincerelywhitney. It’s a lot of fun so far, but so much to learn! I can’t wait to finish my gallery wall….so many ideas and so little time! 🙂

      • when i get time today ill snap a few pictures of it and give you the link to the photos =)

      • That would be great – I’d be happy to see it! Being new to the blog world, how do I reply to you, with your name as a hyperlink, so that you see the comment is directed towards you (short of me going to your blog and creating a hyperlink with the text of your name?) Is there a shortcut for this?

      • im not really sure to be honest. im pretty new to it all as well but i would imagine that if you put @ before anyones name and then my name people would understand who the reply is directed towards. =) sorry i could be mor helpful with that, computer stuff is kind of foreign to me. im more of a crafter. xoxo

      • Thanks @sincerelywhitney – I’ll get the hang of it soon enough!

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