Thank you to Minted.com for partnering with me on this project!
Are you wanting to put together a gallery wall for your home but don’t have any idea how to do it? I was right there with you. After finishing our basement this past year (read all about it here and here), I had TONS of wall space to decorate and I was completely overwhelmed with where to start. Well I’m happy to say that with a little help and inspiration from Minted.com’s art collection, I got the ball rolling and my gallery wall actually came together easily… and the best part is it was fun to do!
I need to check the stats officially but I’m pretty sure there are about 3.7 bajillion ways to create a gallery wall. Endless possibilities! They range from very organized arrangements where every image is in the same frame and a laser level is required to hang them up to eclectic arrangements of found objects, photos, art and pretty much anything that makes you happy.
I feel like my new gallery wall in my basement is a mix between the two gallery wall extremes… not completely haphazard but definitely filled with some interesting things and art pieces… as well as cute pics of my family (which is always a plus!).
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When I was getting started I knew I wanted it to be black & white based. Black is used throughout the space in my basement and I wanted it heavily involved in this gallery wall. So I had that in my mind for months… and months… I was stuck!! THEN I found the “Gesture Art Print” on Minted and it was my pop-of-color inspiration for the rest!
Such a bright and happy piece of art! Minted.com has hundreds and hundreds of works of art that you are not going to find anywhere else. Independent artists from all over the world submit their work to Minted and they print and offer the best of the best (they have on-going competitions to choose the very best artwork) in tons of different sizes. You can even order them already framed (with lots of framing options too!). Their collection is truly something to behold!
Putting Together A Gallery Wall
Once I was settled on the Gesture Art Print, it was easy to look through and find another couple of pieces to coordinate with it. I decided on the simple but brilliant piece called Stacks #2 (in Coral) for some more color and a typography print called The Greatest Thing to add in that black and white I wanted.
Some other things I had been collecting for this gallery wall: that large A I had gotten from Hobby Lobby a long time ago. It was originally galvanized metal but I spray painted it flat black to work better with my vision of this wall. I also got that darling wood HELLO from my friends at Lolly Letters as well as that Good Vibes Only sign. I spray painted the hello with the same black spray paint but I sprayed the Good Vibes Only sign white and then backed it with coral scrapbook paper to carry some color to that end of the gallery wall as well. I also had been collecting Ikea frames and black & white prints of my family. I can’t even tell you how long these things had been leaning up against the wall down there. 🙂
Now I am thrilled with how it all came together!
It’s fun, welcoming, eye-catching, casual enough for the basement hang-out scene but still pretty and stylish. I am so grateful to the amazing art collection on Minted.com for giving me the inspiration I needed! If you are needing some beautiful and affordable artwork you have to check out the collection available on Minted.com. It will blow you away! So many different styles and sizes! You’re sure to find something you love!
QUICK TIPS ON HANGING A GALLERY WALL
- DO NOT STRESS OVER NAIL HOLES. They are the easiest thing in the world to fix. Very low risk situation here. I had to move a couple of nails to make it work and you can’t even see them. Even if you could they are tiny. No stress, mmkay?
- Measure your space on the wall and kind of measure out the same space on the floor with masking tape. Then lay out your arrangement until you get it how you like it on the floor.
- Then, without STRESSING (see #1), start hanging your pieces! I started with the large family picture and built my arrangement out from there. No making a pattern out of paper and hanging up the papers first. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I just started putting it up! I had to tinker a little with it from what I had laid out on the floor and guess what? It turned out even better! So just begin and adjust as needed! I had it all up on the wall in about 15-20 minutes. Yes! And you can too. You just have to start.
Good luck! I know you can do it! And once you’re done you’ll have created the happiest wall in your house!
Happy Gallery Wall Creating!
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