Gallery Wall Goals

I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret — I’ve had my gallery wall hung for almost a year and have yet to fill the frames. For someone who really believes ‘it’s all in the details’, I’m ashamed of myself lol. BUT in my defense, originally I was waiting until we got back from Tahiti (full travel diary here), thinking we would definitely have some wall-worthy snaps. We did, and now I just haven’t made the time to haul my ass and a USB to the Costco photo lab lol. However, I do think the hardest part of any gallery wall is the layout, and even with the time that’s passed, I’m still so happy with ours. I’ve also helped friends nail their own so am not just self proclaiming that I maybe kind of know what I’m doing. If you’re looking to create or revamp your own wall, read on for some first-hand tips & a gallery of gallery wall inspo.

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TIPS:

1. Get some inspo — with an idea of what look you’re going for, go and grab your frames + any accent items or shelves. If you know for certain (unlike me, haha) which prints you want to showcase, make sure you grab the right amount/size/orientation of frames.

2. Play with layouts — I have literally spent a couple hours for myself & with friends styling their gallery wall items in different patterns on the floor and taking pictures. It helps to confirm which layout you really do like best. Make sure the floor is somewhat close to the size of wall you plan to use.

3. Measure, measure & then measure again — that means the full width and height of the wall (or height of the furniture against the wall) so you can center your gallery wall placement. From there I measure the full width/height of my layed out design (the one you decided on from your floor snaps), and then some simple subtraction let’s you know where the outermost items should go and you can work from there. As you’ll see with all the inspo images, regardless of layou,t the space between each item is even & I follow that rule, too. 4. Have fun!! — don’t be afraid to add in some cool non-frame items (hats, shelves, books, geometric pieces, or for me, some kind of faux animal skull lol). I also really love to see people’s original photography from travels. & remember, it’s not permanent & you can always add on 🙂

OFF SIDE ACTION

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Center focus with symmetry

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Straight Shelfie

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Long, tall & busy

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Black & white monochrome with a pop

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Small seating area sitch

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Shelfies + 1

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Slim Evenly Spaced

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Same frames & no space between

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Simple & clean

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Staggered with skulls

(my own!!)

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