For the past 6 months, I have been staring at the blank wall at the foot of our bed. It’s been driving me crazy, but I just haven’t had time to decide what I wanted to do with it. I finally decided I wanted a gallery wall, so I’m here to show you How to Style a Gallery Wall and what my thought process was behind each piece.
I love a good gallery wall, they are perfect for filling a large space and a fun way to incorporate multiple pieces of art. Art can be pretty expensive, so I partnered up with Typesetter Designs, a very budget-friendly typographer, for some fun prints for my gallery wall.
Typesetter Designs offers prints for between $5 and $13. $5 for a 5×7 and $13 for an 8×10. Unlike some other typographers Typesetter Designs actually mails you the prints, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of printing them yourself. On top her gorgeous pieces, she also offers custom pieces as well as gallery wall sets to make things even easier!
Here are the pieces I ordered:
How To Style A Gallery Wall
When planning my gallery wall and working with Typesetter Designs I knew I wanted to tie in some of our ginger jar pieces from other areas of our home into the bedroom. Our bedspread is white and navy, so I wanted to use these prints as an opportunity to bring in some more colors like green and light blue.
As soon as I got the prints in, I headed to Target and Hobby Lobby to pick up frames. Initially, I thought I wanted all gold frames, but I felt like this was going to be too perfect. I decided on 3 gold frames of different shapes and 3 dark wood frames to bring in some warmth of our furniture. I also added two additional white frames to bring in the white of the bed and baseboards.
When planning gallery walls, you want to think of the shapes. If you hang 6 pictures all the same size it’s going to look a little too symmetrical, unless that is the look you are going for. I like more of the free spirit approach and find a size that all go together and form one cohesive unit.
Once I had everything framed and was ready to go, I laid out all of the frames on the ground and began to move them and play with them until I got them to a place I liked. A lot of people say to use brown paper to cut out and tape on the wall so you can get a full visual. I am just simply too lazy to do that. So I lay them on the ground, take a picture of my phone and begin hanging.
As you begin hanging a lot of times, the pieces begin to shift and change, so just go with the flow and have someone help you hang so you can take a step back and make sure you are liking it as you are hanging.
Once it’s all done you can sit back and enjoy your new artfully crafted gallery wall. I absolutely LOVE how my gallery wall turned out. It complements the space perfectly and is unique to our home!