I don’t know about you, but I just love a good gallery wall! Honestly, if it were up to me, every single wall in our house would be a gallery wall, I just love them! I love having the freedom to buy random pieces and for them to have a special place somewhere in our home. Gallery walls are also perfect for people like me who are constantly changing there minds. I love that I can change things out & replace old pieces from time to time with new finds.
This entry way gallery wall is probably the most asked about wall when we have guests over to our home. I am always being asked how I knew what to buy, my inspiration and my method behind hanging it?! Honestly, it’s pretty simple. I just started buying pieces that I liked. I didn’t worry at the time if I knew exactly where I was going to put each piece. I just knew that I like them, and that’s all that mattered. Now, keep in mind that you aren’t going to be able to find every single piece for your wall over night. It’s a process. I spent many weekends searching through Hobby Lobby and Marshall’s looking for the right size or shape piece that I was missing.
Sometimes you can’t always find what you’re looking for too, and that’s okay…don’t force it. You can also always use what you’ve got. Don’t be afraid to remove the kickstand from any old picture frames and hang them up! Pictures are always a good idea for that one space you can’t seem to fill!
Once you have an idea of the type of pieces you want and you get them all purchased it’s time to get them up on your beautiful wall! Here are just a couple tips/tricks to get you started…
–Start with the middle then work your way out & around.
I started with my “In this house” canvas…
–Lay everything out on the ground before you start hanging it on the wall. This was a life saver. That way you can rearrange and move stuff around as much as you want without putting thousands of unnecessary holes in the wall. Trust me this will come in handy big time because you will be doing a lot of switching things from here and there.
-Be patient. Once you get things all laid out you might decide you’re missing something or you don’t like the way something looks. That’s fine. It might take a couple store runs to get things just the way you want.
-Try not to be too symmetrical. Now, for me, this was the hardest part. I have always struggled with trying to make everything too symmetrical and matchy, matchy. So for me a gallery wall was a perfect way to break me out of my norm. I think it’s important for a gallery wall to feel “random” you don’t want things to feel to planned or forced.
Just remember, buy pieces that you like and that are special to you. Don’t be afraid to use what you’ve got, who knows you might already have that special something that will be exactly what your wall is missing.
But if your in need of some inspiration here are some ideas of where I got some of my favorite pieces…
- White circle medallion-Ross
- Wood Arrow-Hobby Lobby
- Mr & Mrs-Hobby Lobby
- Serenity Prayer-Hobby Lobby
- Hello sign-Hobby Lobby
- In this house canvas-Hobby Lobby
- XO XO-Hobby Lobby
- Square mirror-Target
- Wood window pane frames-Home Good’s
- Black diagonal mirror-Walmart
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