I've wanted to add a gallery wall to our home for a long time, but have gotten totally intimidated and overwhelmed because they seem like a lot of work and I don't feel like I really know how to put them together. When we changed up my son's nursery and put the bed where the changing table used to be, I had a huge blank wall that I knew would be perfect for a gallery wall. And something about it being in a kid's room seemed to take the pressure off. It's not perfect, and it's not necessarily supposed to be, but since taking these pictures, I can already tell I'll be messing with it and changing it up.
Here's how the wall looked with four symmetrical frames in the nursery.
And here's the new gallery wall. I started with frames I already had around the house, then searched my computer for photos we'd like to have on the walls (no small task narrowing photos down when you have a million cute ones to choose from), then ran to Target to buy about 8 more frames in the sizes and colors (silver, black, and white) they had at my store. Sort of random, I know.
I've read many wise words about laying your frames out on your floor and arranging them how you like BEFORE you start nailing into the wall, and I do sorta wish I did that now, but at the time, I just wanted to get it up (twss Cass) and there wasn't that much room on my son's floor with all the toys everywhere. So we did end up with a little bit of a funky gallery wall. I wanted it asymetrical and loose, but the left side is kinda driving me crazy so I'm sure you'll see it revised soon.
But I love the pictures
I asked James which picture was his favorite and he said, "The white one with Mickey Mouse." Glad I tore that page from the book!
He asked me which one was my favorite and I said, "The one of you and me with the words, 'I love you so much.'"
On his dresser are a few more photos and pops of red.
He's really into the old-time Donald Duck and Chip-n-Dale cartoons so I found these pictures in an old book at Half Priced Books and framed them. I love watching these with him- they're the ones where Donald is all grouchy, so fun.
The glossy red tray is from West Elm.
Do you have a gallery wall in your house? Did you carefully plan out the positioning of every frame and object or just kind of eyeball it (like me)?
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