Come see my 3 tips to create the simplest gallery wall ever.
One important element of any gallery wall, is variation. Whether that be frame size, color, mat size/color, picture type (family portrait, outdoor landscape, etc). If you’re looking for a very “put together” type of gallery wall, I would pick 6-12 of the exact same frame and mat, and very similar pictures (whether that’s all black and white, all from the same photoshoot, etc). If you’re looking for a more eclectic and “gathered” look, try finding all sorts of frames and pictures.
It’s important to have balance. That can mean one of two things. It can mean that the gallery wall is perfectly symmetrical (for example, 3 rows of 4 picture frames that are all exactly the same size/color), or it can mean that it just has equal visual weight. My little gallery wall above falls into the second category.
It’s not symmetrical by any means, but it definitely has a good balance going on.
No matter how your gallery wall is laid out, I guarantee you will love it more if it’s full of pictures, sayings, quotes, places that you love. That way, every time you see it, it reminds you of somewhere or someone that you love.
That’s what it all comes down to anyway. Filling your house with things that feel like home. That looks different for each person, but it might be people, memories, family pictures or yummy smells.
While these tips will be helpful, the biggest piece of advice that I can give in this area is to just jump in. Collect things you love and just start. Don’t wait until it’s perfect, because you’ll never do it.
Go ahead and “pin” the image below. As always, thanks for reading!!