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How to Create a Gallery Wall in Your Home

gallery wall on a white wall

Arts and crafts projects are fun, so we understand why people come back to do more DIY wood sign workshops and paint parties at our Burr Ridge art studio. Not only do you have a great time, but you get to reduce your stress and create a really cool piece of art for your home or office.

But, after a while, you might be wondering what to do with all of your new custom home decor. We have the perfect solution – create a gallery wall!

What is a Gallery Wall?

A gallery wall is a large, open space on one of the walls in your home where you hang a collection of art, photos, signs, and other sentimental items. It provides an artistic way to showcase some of your favorite pieces.

Once you have a collection of custom wood signs that you’ve made, hanging them up is the next order of business. Designing a gallery wall might seem overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be.

Creating Your Gallery Wall

Gallery wall with photos and signs

Include a Mix: Great gallery walls have a mix of artistic styles and mediums. In addition to your custom wood signs from the henn house, include favorite photos, tapestries, or anything else you love from trips you’ve taken or gifts from family and friends.

Order the Chaos: Laying out a bunch of artwork to hang up looks daunting. To make the task easier, consider organizing everything by color or theme. Maybe you have an affinity for inspirational quotes or images of animals. This can help you narrow down what to hang and make the project easier to manage.

Frame Your Art: Whether it’s a wood sign you made or a photo, adding a frame elevates the look and can provide a cohesive element to tie all of the pieces of your gallery wall together. You can have items framed or do it yourself.

Map it Out: Before you go hammering a bunch of nails into the walls, map out the gallery wall on the floor first. This way you can move things around to make sure it will look just the way you’d like. You can even take it a step further and lay all of the gallery wall pieces on a large piece of paper. Trace the outline of each photo or sign and then you’ll have a blueprint for your wall when you are ready to hang stuff up.

Ready to start planning your own gallery wall? Start here, by booking a paint party, or sign up for a DIY wood sign workshop at the henn house!