Gallery Wall Ideas - Videos & Tutorials; Photos on Canvas, Wood & More

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Get galley wall ideas and budgeting tips, videos on how to transfer photos to canvas and how to transfer photos on wood for inexpensive photo walls. I can't fit everything here so you might need to go to the blog to get details for how to arrange, display and what to use when putting up photos on your walls, over sofas and beds ... A photo wall collage using canvas photo prints, family wall art, photos on wood and mixing it up with a whole lot of wall decor ideas, can create a stunning wall gallery. Depending on your home or apartment, you can create a photo wall over your bed, in the entry, a hallway, kitchen, bathroom, stairwell, boring corner or even on a console, if you can’t bear holes in the wall. The first place to start is by collecting photographs and artwork that you would like to group together. This might takes days or weeks to assemble. Your next focus is to bring all your items together; so together they look like a unified piece of wall decor. You can do this by using the same photo frame sizes, using the same photo frames, using the same color photo frames or printing your photos so they look similar; black and white, vintage, rustic etc. Going over a bed or sofa.. these tips should help 1. your piece or pieces should be at least two-thirds of the length of your bed or sofa. 2. two or three pieces of art – so they work like one piece. They have the same color palette and are the same size. 3. make sure you have color balance – if you have blue in one corner, try to get some blue in the opposite corner for some balance. 4. use lots of different sizes of art; some vertical or horizontal and even tiny pieces up towards the ceiling, so you fill the entire wall. More on the blog!

Black and white is the theme using two blocks of photos of different sizes. Its asymmetrical - the largest pieces off center.

This is photos on wood! Easy and inexpensive.

There are lots of photo wall galleries you can use - all in one color like this yellow theme, similar frames in one color or using a ledge to hang and lean your photos. Mix with other items, numbers, letters, clocks ..

This photo gallery wall uses art and other pieces from floor to ceiling - giving it the look of one large piece - even though each framed piece is different. Balance is the key.

Keys, wood and iron work are added to this wall over a console. Again, the total area covered by all these pieces make it look like one large piece of art without the cost.

This photo gallery wall is great over a bed head. Make sure it covers at least 2/3 of your bed head or sofa or it will look too small for the space.

Perfect for stairs is a range of small and large frames, in line with the stairs. It includes letters, invitations, framed keys and other important and fun family memories.

Perfect for hanging photos that never move!

Lots of warm wood frames, antlers, mirrors and lots of black and white photos cover this wall. It doesn't cost a lot but it looks great.

This gallery photo wall is floor to ceiling black and white photos and photo frames. Large letters, balls and other trinkets add interest and curios.

This is a great way of taking the focus off the television by building a gallery photo wall around it and adding road signs, clocks and numbers.

Suggested materials:
  • Canvas
  • Wood
Christine - Pearl + Creek
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  • Vanesa Koss Vanesa Koss on Jul 10, 2017
    can you tell me the measurements of your first pictures of canvas?

  • Jessica Higgins Jessica Higgins on Aug 26, 2019

    can you tell me the sizes in the first photo

  • Lede Blanc-Waters Lede Blanc-Waters on Feb 15, 2020

    I'm deaf. I ask question about that. What kind of printer for photo transfer photo on canvas??

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  • Sue Dorsett Sue Dorsett on Oct 20, 2015
    the rooms shown here are some of the most beautiful and well thought out I have ever seen. The room with the blue gray walls and ski equipment is perfection. Kudos to the decorator.

  • Alicia Alicia on Nov 08, 2020

    This isn't my post and I know these questions were asked long ago but incase anyone was wondering now about the grey color.... It looks very similar to the color peppercorn(maybe a touch darker).... but... would be a starting point. Hope it helps someone.