Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a collection of objects hung in a pattern or at random on an empty wall. Gallery walls let you express your own personal style through the pieces you choose to hang and the order in which they are laid out. First, take a look at some pattern ideas to see which layout is best for your space.

Now gather your tools of choice. For this project, you only need three items.

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Command strips and hooks can be purchased at Target. Be sure to check how many pounds the Command products can hold. The tape measure is from Walmart.

Your next step is finding the objects you want to decorate your wall.

Here, I have chosen a number of products from Hobby Lobby because the store gives customers a real bang for their buck. Target also has a wide selection of wall decor that is reasonably priced. Although I chose pieces that have a similar color palette and style, the fun aspect of a gallery wall is that there are no rules. Get as out-of-the-box or mainstream as you see fit.

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1. Clover Mirror in Gold

2.  16″ x 20″ Silver Frascati Shadow Box Frame

3. 10″ x 20″ Barn Wood Frame

4. 16″ x 20″ Black & Gold Estate Frame

5. Rusty Brown Paris Metal Clock

6. 12″ Black Letter

The last step is hanging your objects. First, on paper, map out a pattern for your gallery wall. If you feel comfortable marking on your walls with pencil, make a note of where you want items to hang. This is when your measuring tape comes in handy as well.

Unwrap the Command hooks or strips and read the directions. Stick the wall side of the adhesive strip onto your wall according to where you want your pieces to be. Wait for the suggested amount of time stated on the package. The wait time is usually an hour. After waiting, stick the remaining adhesive strip onto your picture frame or wall art. It is important to line up the Command strips on the wall and the object being hung so they stick together. Make sure you hear the wall art or frame snap into place on top of the wall strip. Once everything is secure, step back and admire your masterpiece! Repeat this last step for each object you want to include on your gallery wall.

Happy hanging,

Olivia

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