We moved into a brand new house in November of 2016. The house is gorgeous, but there were a lot of gray walls. I was dying to create a beautiful gallery wall that was the main focal point when you walked into our home. The process for creating the gallery/collage wall was lengthy, but I’m so in love with the finished project.
This is a photo of our great room before it was even finished. LOTS of gray!
- Collect photos, frames, and other decor you want displayed on your wall.
- I went to Hobby Lobby when they were having a massive sale on wall decor and purchased about $500 in decor for about $220. AMAZING!
- I collected and purchased more than I thought I would need so I didn’t have large gaps and I didn’t have to go back to the store to purchase more. I would be more comfortable buying up front and then returning unused items.
- Measure your wall space.
- I do this after having my items because you can fit things into so many different patterns and with different gaps between items.
- Clear your area to create a layout.
- I cleared our living room carpet and measured that space to match my wall space. Then I could stand on my couch or step stool to see what different layouts looked like.
- Play around with different layouts!
- I think this is the super fun part! I spent about two hours playing with different layouts, before I thought it was “perfect.”
- Hang it up!
- This was challenging for me because I’m a perfectionist and wanted everything to be exactly even. It probably took a few more hours to get everything up on the wall.
Floor Layout – First Try
Floor Layout – Success!
Finished Product! I’m in love!
I’d love to see your gallery walls! Feel free to send them my way! I love seeing how things are displayed!