As many of you know I love gallery walls, I think they are a fun way to show your personality in your home. Whether you have photos of your family and friends, places you have traveled, pieces of art or prints you have collected over the years or a mixture of all of the above, I always think they are interesting to look at.
I have been working on / growing my gallery wall for some time now, it just did not happen overnight. In my old condo I had a small gallery wall with all black and white photos in black frames, when I moved into my new condo, where I live now I knew I wanted to do a bigger gallery wall. I had ideas of doing black and white frames and pops of color now fast forward and year and a half later and my gallery wall has taken over 2 walls with black, white, silver and gold frames and a good amount of color! I surprisingly don’t love too much color even though there is a lot in my place right now, if not balanced with enough black and white I find it overwhelming.
I love my gallery wall and all of the pieces of art and prints I have collected over the years or last little while. They all mean something to me or at least I really like them and I have chosen them carefully. One tip I will give when decorating, it is natural to want to just get everything done and have it all ready but there is no point rushing any of it. Take your time, find and pick up pieces here and there that either mean something to you or that you really like.
Also when it comes to designing your own gallery wall I really do not think there are any rules, it has to mean something to you or at least have art/pictures you really like. I say just go for it and start hanging and every so often take a step back and see how it is coming along. Ask a friend to help you, a second set of eyes is always good. Even though I am normally a perfectionist I find it too hard to be one with a gallery wall, especially large ones and ones you are adding to. There is always going to be a frame or 2 (or 10!) that is crooked or off centered so try not to fuss too much about it! I think it adds character but if you do really want to make it perfect click here for some tips.
Hope this helps & Happy Gallery Wall-ing, if you have any questions please let me know in a comment.