HOW TO: GALLERY WALL + FREE PRINTABLES

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Even before Doug and I moved in together I wanted a gallery wall, but as easy as it looks to put together, it actually takes some time, which is probably why I never got around to actually finishing one (see previous room tour here). From finding the right frames, to picking out the prints and actually printing them, to symmetrically hanging each piece on the wall, it can be time consuming. After a year of blogging, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to give back to my readers. So far I’ve done one giveaway and am planning on a few more in the upcoming months. Then Doug had this idea that we would design prints together (adding some more affordable versions of current trendy prints) and offer my readers free downloads to create their own wall prints! Each image is of the highest quality and I just put mine on a flash drive and took them to Staples to print, which was $1.50 per print rather than $35 when purchased online. I hope this makes it easier to create a gallery wall for yourself! Feel free to email me if you want the marble print with your cities name on it! Just a note, these printables are geared towards Doug and I’s personal preferences (i.e. the car picture he shot or the girly Prada print I liked).

How To: Gallery Wall

1. First, paper. Cut out the shapes of each frame.

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2. Visualize. Rearrange the papers on the floor in front of your wall (if there’s enough space) to get a good idea of the layout that looks best.

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3. Add tape. Place a strip of tape on the back of each paper and hang them on the wall. Make the necessary adjustments so they are all symmetrical.

4. Measure where the wire hangers on the paintings are and mark with a pen on the paper. Hammer through the paper.

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5. Hang. Take down all the paper and hang up your pictures!

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Ikea Frames 9×11”Target Larger Frames | Michaels D+H Letters | Quatrefoil Mirrors

Free Printables:

Prada Print

Los Angeles Marble Print

Palm Trees Print

Creme De La Creme

Typewriter

Ferris Wheel

E.E. Cummings

Bel-air

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14 Comments

  1. March 17, 2015 / 4:16 am

    i love gallery walls too,they make the house look very homely , but i never get to make mine from scratch , This is really nice,thanks for the tutorial .

    http://www.stylenbeautylounge.com

  2. pazhalabirodriguez.com
    March 17, 2015 / 6:13 am

    This is such an inspiration!
    Thanks a lot! I will try it when I have my new house in a few months!
    Thanks for stopping by and give me your feedback in my blog, you are so cute

    pazhalabirodriguez.com

  3. Anshul Bhargava
    March 17, 2015 / 8:08 am

    This is such a perfect time to read this post, because I am currently looking for inspirations for my wall as well :p Even I am planning to go for a gallery wall! I am just on a lookout for some vintage frames at the moment! 🙂

    http://anshul90.com

  4. March 17, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Great ideas! I’ll moving in about a year or so and I have every intention of framing my posters and hanging them on my wall! Love your wall by the way, so pretty!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’

  5. March 17, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    You did a wonderful job! It looks fantastic! x

  6. March 17, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    These look great. I need to take notes.
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  7. March 17, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    wow! this is great! I would love to try’em and decorate my room.

  8. Fashion Memos
    March 18, 2015 / 1:18 am

    Love, Love, Love this idea. I have been meaning to do that for a long time and that way refresh the white walls in my apartment, but have not done it yet…but is definitely on my list.

    Thanks for sharing.
    http://www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com

  9. March 18, 2015 / 2:12 am

    I love how stylish gallery walls look and yours certainly looks amazing! I will be redecorating in the coming year and I would love to try to create one of these 🙂 x

    Brenda BusyBee

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