How to Create a Simple Gallery Wall
I have been SOOOO excited to show you all this quick little project. Below you will see what this area looked like before. Let’s just say it stopped sparking joy shortly after it was put up. However, until I split the great room into both a play room and a living room, I didn’t have a vision for this area to change it. Finally, I decided a simple gallery wall was what this room needed.
This area was an eye sore for me for TWO YEARS! I was craving something more modern and knew that I definitely wanted to do a simple gallery wall. Earlier in the year, I started purchasing prints on Etsy and then would get the printed at Mpix! Put them into an IKEA RIBBA frame and I was saving myself hundreds of dollars on frames prints.
You might be asking, Where do I start?!
You will want to start on Etsy! Search terms that go with your decor style. I searched things like, terra cotta digital prints, abstract beige (make sure the word digital print is in there.) Once you find the prints you like, purchase and download!
Then you will want to find the frames that you want to use! Be sure that it is a size the Mpix prints (which most likely will be.) Once you know what size your prints needs to be, upload that scale of photo from your Etsy downloads. Most artists will send you 4-5 scales of the piece, to ensure they are super high quality when printed.
What else can I add to a gallery wall?!
This is the best part! Anything! We used the Ikea Photo Ledge, they are about 3 inches wide. I found some fun shaped vases at IKEA, and painted them to match the art. Don’t forget to decorate all the way to the floor! I moved our entry bench over for these photos, but just put this one, together today!
Transitioning Your Simple Gallery Wall Through the Seasons
This is going to be one of my favorite parts of this area, so versatile! I have prints from Mpix for Christmas and then a new set for 2021 🙌🏻 The best part, is you can store additional prints inside the frames, so you don’t have to worry about storing them for next year.
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