It's the never ending battle of arranging and rearranging furniture when moving. You have in your mind how you'd like things to look but you can't be sure until things are in place and you're visually seeing it all. The same goes for the little things like a bookcase or gallery wall and let's be honest, I once was the person who put 80 nails into one wall to figure out how I'd like my gallery wall to be hung. That being said, I've learned some tips so let's debrief on those... shall we?
Mix Tones- I'm a neutral kind of person but I think what makes a gallery wall pop is adding different colors and tones throughout. I'm a lover of gold and white so I know those would be involved on our newest creation but I've been stretching myself with silver and rustic pieces as well.
Add Texture- See that lovely floral bowl above? It's a bowl from IKEA that I've loved over the years it's been mine and I wanted to do something creative. Add the textures of that coming off the wall made such a statement as well as the Mini Alfred deer head from WFT on Etsy. Simple and clean but they add the right touch. A blanket or tapestry would be lovely as well!
Create a Focal Point- I found this art print (by Jenni Kupelian) on Minted about a month back and knew it needed to be in our family room. I've been on a journey of really molding my style and letting that reflect in our new house and it was the perfect piece to be the focal point of the room. Minted offers it framed as well with a huge selection so I went with a simple white frame knowing I was going to add rustic and gold elements elsewhere. Your focal doesn't always have to be a picture but in this case, it was a winner!
Test Before Hanging- Instead of throwing everything up and just guessing on where you'd like things placed, lay everything out on the floor and arrange it as you'd like it to look on your wall. This offers the flexibility of making changes without permanently damaging your brand new home! Trust me on this one and don't skip the step- it's worth it!
Do you have any tips on gallery walls? I'm all ears because we have one more left to complete before I'm putting the hammer down!