I have been trying to get my entry wall revamped for some time now, and I finally did! Now, most of you haven't been to my house, but it's a very open floor plan, so lots of entry ways, windows and not a lot of blank wall space. Every house is different and you got to work with what you got!
So, here are 6 Easy Tips for a Beautiful Gallery Wall in any home.
2. Know your color theme: Are you going to do an all black and white wall, with black and white photos? A mix of bright colors, or more monochromatic? I chose to go monochromatic, with a dark black/brown frames to coordinate with our furniture in our front room. However, I did add a fun pop of color with an accent frame that coordinates with our rusty/orange accent chair across the room. The chair is not so close that it makes the room too "matchy-matchy" but rather pulls it all together.
3. Add fun accent pieces: Go for those out of the box pieces or the traditional accent pieces. Monograms and Letters are very "in" right now. My problem is that our last name starts with a "C" and 99.9% of the "C's" I find are too flowy. I loved the one I found at Hobby Lobby, because it was more boxy and fit nicely within my accent frame.
4. Don't just stick to frames for photos: Again, go outside the box and introduce a print on canvas. I love the one I got from Tiny Prints Home Decor. The quality was very impressive. The picture I ended up getting printed was taken with my phone too! Can you believe it? It looks really good, like a professional actually took it! I'm not trying to brag, I was just really amazed how well it turned out!
5. Play with textures: Mix up your textures, whether it's within the style of your frames or your accent pieces. I added a variety of frame textures and a few metal pieces; the "Key" and the "C" is a hammered metal.
6. Use paper and painters tape: when getting ready to hang up your frames. This way you can tweak your layout as many times as you like before putting holes in your wall. It takes some time, but will save you lots of time in the end. Plus, it doesn't have to look pretty! Not sure where to start hanging? Start in the middle and use that as your center line.
Oh and don't forget to double check those measurements! ;)