Creating a gallery wall in your home can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, a classic gallery wall consists of your favorite photos and art but if you’ve been to our Learning Center before you know we are all about breaking the rules and doing your own thing! There are plenty of other great things that you can add to your gallery wall to take it to the next level. So let’s get into some of those things and maybe you’ll find something to add to your gallery wall!
1. Decor Pieces
There are tons of decor pieces that you can add to spice up your gallery wall, flags, canvas paintings, and other little trinkets. Remember, your gallery wall should be filled with things that make you happy and are personal to you! So hang up whatever you think will look the best.
2. Lighting your Frames
There are many different lighting options for your gallery wall. You can use string lights and wrap them throughout your frames and other decor pieces or you can use sconces and make it look like an at-home art museum. Lighting can be an overlooked yet crucial aspect of creating the right mood in any room and can definitely take your gallery wall to the next level!
3. Framed Mirrors
Mirrors not only look great, but they are great for making your space look bigger too! Mirrors can expand your walls, break up any clutter, and boost the light in your room. Whether it’s a large mirror that takes up most of your wall or a small mirror that’s only really for decoration — they can sure add a lot to your room!
Typography art can be a single letter, an entire text, and everything in between. Typography art creates a fun and artistic way to display names, quotes, and sentiments in your environment. And because most typography art is custom made, it gives a unique and personal touch to your decorating. Whether it’s a sentimental word or your family name, consider adding some typography to your gallery wall to brighten it up.
Sure, clocks are fundamental to tell the time, but they also are great for decoration, too! You don’t have to spend a lot either, head to your nearest Goodwill or local consignment store and take a look to see what they have. You could probably find a really cool vintage clock that won’t break the bank!
If you’ve been to our Learning Center before, you know how we feel about adding plants to your decor. It’s a simple trick that can really take your decor to the next level. Real or fake, plants add something special. Whether it is a small potted succulent or a large hanging pot, consider adding a plant into your gallery wall for an extra pop.
Styled shelves are great because you can constantly switch them up depending on your mood, the season, or current events in your life. Add one, two, or even more to your gallery wall to create the ultimate display! What you add to your shelves is completely up to you. If you are in the living room try adding books, small plants, and other small decor pieces next to your frame. Books, baskets, stuffed animals, and even some building blocks to spell out words or their name would be perfect for a kids bedroom or nursery. In an office space, your framed diploma or awards add a professional touch. The possibilities are endless!
Creating a gallery wall can be lots of fun! It’s the perfect way to portray your personality through decor. Of course, you should hang photos that are special to you or your favorite art pieces, but it doesn’t just have to be frames!
We hope we inspired you to hang some other great pieces for your gallery wall. Be sure to share photos of your amazing gallery walls with us on social media so we can see what you came up with!