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Gallery walls have been a popular trend in home décor for the past few years, and they are still going strong — for good reason! Gallery walls are a stylish and fun way to decorate your home and display your memories at the same time. You may be browsing Pinterest or Instagram for inspiration and feeling a bit overwhelmed or confused, but don’t worry. We’re here to help you figure out how to create the perfect gallery wall for you.
What Is A Gallery Wall?
A gallery wall is simply a collection of visual pieces arranged on one wall of your home. These pieces can be photos or artwork, framed or unframed, in standard sizes or irregular shapes — as a gallery wall, they form one collection. You can even mix and match photos and art pieces, or add mirrors and shelves to break up the look. What truly makes a gallery wall is what you choose to include.
What To Put On A Gallery Wall?
Just like any piece of home décor, a gallery wall serves as a reflection of who you are. The easiest way to decide what to put on your gallery wall is to choose a theme. This can be as specific as “photos you took of the ocean during your world travels” or as all-encompassing as “family.” Consider what you want to showcase, what makes you happy, and what matches your existing space.
If you love to travel, frame a world map for the center of your wall, then add your favorite travel photos around it. You can complement these with souvenirs and trinkets or postcards and artwork. Or, if you’re drawn to the beauty of landscapes, collect photos you’ve taken as well as professional pictures and art pieces, then frame and hang them together.
Of course, many gallery walls feature the family and friends we love. Seeing big, smiling faces and reminiscing about fun memories together will always make you happy! Add old family photos and new ones; include your child’s artwork or your grandfather’s army picture. Think about what you love about your loved ones and showcase it!
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Where Should You Put A Gallery Wall?
Gallery walls can make a statement anywhere in your home. Similar to painting a wall in a bright accent color, a gallery wall draws attention. Where you choose to hang pictures to create your gallery wall depends on your home and the theme you’ve chosen.
Some popular areas for gallery walls include the living room, either above the couch or around the TV, on the wall along a staircase, in your entryway or hallway to greet visitors, or even in your bedroom.
You may be getting lots of ideas and wondering if there’s such a thing as too many gallery walls. The good news is that there’s no official rule here — do what you prefer! If you have a few different themes in mind, create multiple gallery walls around your home. Hang pictures of food or vintage recipe cards in your kitchen. Show off photos of your children growing up in the stairwell. Put your wedding photos in your bedroom above your bed to remind you and your spouse of that special day every morning and night. The possibilities are endless!
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Choosing The Right Frames For Your Gallery Wall
Once you decide what you want to showcase on your gallery wall — or walls — the next step is of course choosing which pictures or art pieces to include, and then framing and mounting them. Some things you’ll want to consider are whether you want everything the same size or to mix and match, whether to use the same frame color or a range of colors, and whether you want to mat your images or not. These are all stylistic choices only you can make.
One of the most important things to remember, though, is that your photos or art pieces are the true focal points of your gallery wall. Your goal is to showcase your memories and let them shine.
Here at Frame Amo, we offer access to over 200 sizes of high-quality picture frames in black, white, or walnut brown, with or without matting. The majority of our frames feature a one-inch border and are available with or without white or black mats. Frame Amo frames arrive at your door fully assembled with hanging hooks included so you can get your gallery wall in place in no time.
If you want a gallery wall with a standard look, save time and money by ordering a gallery wall frame set with packs of four or ten matching frames in one bundle. If you prefer to have a bunch of different-sized images, browse our collection of frames by color and size to find the right ones to execute your vision.
Whatever style you decide is right for your gallery wall, you can count on Frame Amo for the best frames to showcase your memories. Our frames are affordable, durable, and stylish, and their classic, consistent look will ensure that whatever is in your frame is the star of the show. Order now and get started on your gallery wall today!