Hey, y’all! I had so much fun putting this gallery wall together, and I am so pleased with the results that I couldn’t help but share. Of course, there are countless ways in which a gallery wall can be put together, but I will at the very least share the thought process behind mine.
Personally, I think that gallery walls should share both a color scheme and a common theme (shout out to my poets who don’t know it). As you can see from the photos, I went for both vibrant and muted earth tones, with turquoises and greens taking center stage. Furthermore, I went with a nature-inspired theme, with some pieces being straightforward and other pieces being abstract.
I love gallery walls because they say so much about who you are and completely set the tone of your space. I also love photo ledge shelves in particular, because they allow you to switch up your gallery as often as you’d like without having to potentially put new holes in the wall. I purchased mine from IKEA, which offers two different sizes: large (pictured) and small.
While I typically love symmetry and perfect alignment, Dan dared me to step outside the box and stagger the shelves, and I’m so happy that I did! I think staggering them adds a certain element of interest. As it turns out, perfection is often quite boring. ;)
Top shelf, left to right: 1) frame from World Market and art print by TheClay Play via Etsy // 2) frame from World Market and postcard print a freebie in an Anthropologie shipment // 3) frame from West Elm and art print by Cat Coquillette via Society6 // 4) tile gifted from Dan via Moravian Pottery & Tile Works in Doylestown, PA // 5) frame from Michael’s (old) and photography by yours truly
Bottom shelf, left to right: 1) frame handmade by Dan and antique map from MySunshineVintage via Etsy // 2) frame from World Market and art print by TheClay Play via Etsy // 3) frame from West Elm and art print from Amy Sia via Society6 // 4) frame from World Market and card from my ABM Happy Mail subscription // 5) frame a hand-me-down from my mom and photography by yours truly