GALLERY WALL WITH POTTERY BARN

So excited to share this post!  Gallery walls are one of my favorite ways to accessorize a large wall space.  The options for how to achieve this are endless…and overwhelming.  That is why I wanted to share my simple approach to designing a gallery wall.   

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First you want to look at the space, wall height, wall color.etc.   My walls are white (Benjamin Moore: Simply White) and I wanted to tie in our light wood flooring with the frames.  First select your design layout and frames.  This all depends on the look you are trying to achieve.  Do you want symmetry, contrast, neutrals, etc.  These frames are from Pottery Barn and are stunning!  I love that the matting is so large and the framing is thin.   Potterybarn.com has some great layout options and I included 3 of my favorites for you below.  

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Once I selected the frames online…I did a quick rough sketch on paper and ordered an extra 1-2 of each size just to have enough to play with once I started laying them out.  

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Once you have all of your frames on hand, lay them out on the floor…directly below the space!  This will give you a good idea of what it will look like once you hang them on the wall.   Always think about where and what you want your focal point to be.  Once you select it let everything else fall into place around it.  Then start playing around with different layouts.   As you can see I selected a square frame to be my center/focal point. 

FYI:  I ended up changing my mind at least 3 times before deciding on the right fit.  


Next you’ll want to decide what images you will be showcasing in your frames.  Are they all going to be in color?, B&W? 

You can also think outside the box and frame fabrics, wallpapers, artwork, etc.   

Here I decided to keep the images in color and framed all of our recent photos from our family photo session.

Make sure to use a leveler to make sure all the frames look straight and aligned. 

I also used the width of this leveler to get the same distance and spacing between each frame.  





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LAYOUT OPTIONS

These layouts/images are all found on potterybarn.com (see here for other options). 

These are my 3 favorite layouts from all the options.  

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Here’s the final look! 

These frames are in a narrow hallway so it was challenging for me to photograph it head-on. 

I added this hallway runner to cozy up this space. 

This wall is also a great conversational spot when our friends and family come over to visit. 



This shelf is just adjacent to the gallery wall.  We love this piece because it holds not only our keys but we keep our favorite notes, cards, & keepsakes on it.  This beautiful wooden heart is one of my favorite accessories in our home. It’s a gift from my Aunt Verda…& we think of her every time we see it.  She not only has great taste but has the most beautiful home in Michigan. We can’t wait to go visit soon!

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

 

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*In collaboration with Pottery Barn

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