How To Create A Gorgeous Gallery Wall

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GOOGLE image search "gallery wall" and you'll see hundreds of beautiful seemingly perfect gallery wall options. SO. MANY. OPTIONS. If you're contemplating a gallery wall, determine what kind of gallery wall would be perfect for you. Because let's be honest, home decor is more than just pretty pictures and throw pillows. It's where you live. Your living space can be an expression of your personal style and lived experiences. We'll show you how to make the perfect gallery wall for YOU.
Step 1: Lay out your gallery wall design on the floor. Move things around until you feel you've got a good plan. We don't recommend a uniform grid, but rather play with the objects and space between the objects to create the perfectly imperfect wall of art and memories. Take a photo so you have a reference while hanging your gallery wall.
Step 2: Use painters or masking tape to mark the center of your wall space. You can use a level or eyeball it depending on your confidence and preference. This project is ideally done with 2 people so you have someone else to step back and look at what you are hanging to make sure it's straight and positioned well. If you don't have 2 people just be prepared with a hammer and nails always nearby and trust your gut! You can always re-hang as necessary.
Step 3: Make that big tape cross even bigger so you get a sense of the wall space. Use this center cross as a general symmetry and space guide while hanging your gallery wall.
Step 4: Start hanging! Use the picture you took as a reference but switch it up as necessary.
Step 5: Take down the tape when you are finished hanging. You may need to take down some items first to make the tape removal easier.
Step 6: Last looks and then you're done! A beautiful gallery wall that tells the story of you through, art, photographs and personal objects.

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  • Theresa Taylor Theresa Taylor on Mar 05, 2021

    Love, love the circular alcohol (?) ink picture in the narrow black frame!! Did you create it yourself? Do you have a post for making it? So cool! All those intersecting circles are amazing! Hoping to hear back, please.

  • Theresa Taylor Theresa Taylor on Mar 05, 2021

    Do you have instructions for the stunning circular picture? The colors are fabulous. Are they alcohol inks? Framed perfectly in the thin black frame with white mat.

  • Theresa Taylor Theresa Taylor on Mar 05, 2021

    Do you have instructions for the colorful circle picture? Stunning! Are they alcohol inks? Very exciting work!

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