Have you seen all the stunning gallery walls on trend? It seems as though every time I pick up a decor magazine I see beautiful vintage artwork and easy gallery walls to assemble yourself. Today, I want to share some of my awesome finds with you!
I’m working on a little refresh in my she room. I’m adding a some amazing wallpaper and a small gallery wall. If you haven’t seen my special room you can check out my post on How to Create a She Shed in a Room.
And I love it!
Isn’t she so cute?
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some gallery wall ideas with my friends! So buckle up!
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colours flowers, so does art colour life.”― John Lubbock
What Is a Gallery Wall?
A gallery wall is a collection of items, such as framed artwork, photographs, mirrors and personal items hung next to each other in a close grouping.
It is also typical to use treasures you may have collected over time.
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My Memory of Beautiful Vintage Artwork
When I was growing up, I remember my mother had a gallery wall in our home. You may have even had one, too.
That being said, you may be wondering if they were popular years ago, are they popular now. But guess what? I’m here to tell you they are currently a very hot decor trend.
Before my mother hung her chosen beauties, she would take brown paper grocery bags and cut them into the sizes of the artwork. Next, she would hang them on the wall in the pattern she thought was best.
To this day, I think it’s an easy and amazing way for you decide what sizes will look best and where. Good job, mom!!
I love a pretty gallery wall and nowadays it’s so easy to create one in your own home.
The Do’s & Don’ts of Beautiful & Easy Gallery Walls
There are a few things to remember when creating your gallery wall.
- Don’t make any hasty decisions until you decide what pieces you will be displaying.
- Do chose the right wall. Make sure the wall you chose is worthy and your artwork will stand out.
- Do start with your largest piece of art and build from there.
- Do consider unconventional items such as, mirrors, antlers, baskets, plates and personal items, etc.
- Don’t put too many pieces on your wall. Know when enough is enough.
Pro Tip: The space between each frame should be similiar. Those spaces should never be bigger than the smallest piece of artwork being used.
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman
Beautiful Vintage Artwork
If you love thrift shopping, I’m sure you can find some vintage artwork to add to your gallery wall. However, if you aren’t into thifting but love the vintage look, I’m about to show you some unbelievable buys that look vintage, yet are new.
Easy Gallery Wall Sets
There are plenty of stores online that sell printables, for a gallery wall. All you need to do is purchase, print and frame. It is very inexpensive to buy the prints. The catch is you need to print and frame them yourself. If you have a colored printer at home there are plenty pieces small enough that you can print yourself. Some you may have to print at your local office supply store, to get the size you want.
Also, just because you purchase a download, it doesn’t mean you have to use each and every print. Print only those that you want
Thifting for frames or using what you have is the perfect solution. Especially, if you have a large area you want to do. If you don’t have enough frames, check the clearance section at your local craft stores.
Additions for Your Gallery Wall
Beautiful Vintage Artwork & Easy Gallery Walls
Creating a gallery is a fun way to switch up your home decor and you don’t have to spend a lot to do it. Who knows, maybe you already have a few items you can use.
I hope I’ve given you a little direction and a whole lot of inspiration to produce your own beautiful vintage artwork & easy gallery walls.
If you do create your own gallery, let me know! I’d love to see it.