How I Built a Gallery Wall Above My New Desk

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30 Minutes
Easy

Hello from my office!


After we built the new desk (details on my blog), I wanted to decorate my work area and make it pretty to look at. We are still unpacking so I had to go search up my gold frames because that's what I knew I wanted to use. They were in two separate places, but I found them!

That wall is a blank canvas! Lets get started!


The following photos show you how I placed each mirror and frame to create my gallery wall. Its probably more than you need to see, but it gives you the idea of how I placed each piece.

LAYOUT

When creating a gallery wall, I like to start with my largest pieces and work down to the smaller ones. Obviously you aren't going to have the same items I do, so just place yours like you think they look nice to YOU.


What I used:


Gallery Wall pieces

Hammer

Nails


STEP 1: Before I started, I laid my frames on the floor and arranged them how I liked them, snapped a picture on my phone and then transferred the design to the wall.

CREATE A BORDER

STEP 2: I used the width of my desk for my border line and tried not to go past that.

CREATE YOUR COLLAGE

STEP 3: Keep adding your pieces until you fill the border space you've allowed.

DECORATE YOUR SPACE

STEP 4: Decorate the remainder of your space if needed. In this case, I decorated my desk top with a few items I love!

There is no wrong or right way to create a gallery wall. These are items you love and put together and want to display in YOUR home. Have fun with it!


Thanks for looking! :)

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  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 09, 2020

    I love your gallery wall! How did you attach your pictures to the wall?

    Thanks

  • Kyra F. Mello Kyra F. Mello on Sep 17, 2020

    Love it! Well done! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile but just cant find the right wall.

    p s where did you get your desk?

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  • Lenna Hockel Lenna Hockel on Sep 10, 2021

    I like the rectangular piece but agree that it’s a bit out of sync and squeezed as well. I’d take it off and use it like a tray on the desk for the favorite things, tying the space all together. The recommendation of shifting things to the right is exactly right.

  • Connie Sherman Connie Sherman on Sep 10, 2021

    I've been looking for ideas to mix several mirrors I have into my bathroom instead of the big builder grade mirror that is there now. The mirrors dont match but I like the differences. I will just have to keep in mind not centering one mirror and also watching the spacing. It was interesting reading the oppinions.. I love your wall and its differences.. just move those to mirrors off center

    .great job

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