When you have a big blank wall to decorate but don’t have a large painting or work of art to fill in the space, it can be pretty daunting, especially if you’re on a budget. Putting together a gallery walls is a great way to fill in a large blank wall without having to spend lots of money, which is what I did in my LA apartment living room.
Having zero budget, I looked for things to use that I already had on hand, selecting items from my travels and that had special meaning to me. I used the largest item as the focal point and then hung the smaller items around it. To make it easier to visualize how everything would look on the wall, I placed all my items on the floor first and played around with them until I found a pattern that I liked.
With that many frames and items grouped together, it’s easy for something to get out of alignment over time. There’s a quick fix for that using a Glue Dots® Respositionable Dispenser : just add a few dots on the back of the things that you’re hanging! The dots will stick to the wall to keep everything straight but they come off cleanly without leaving any residue.
There’s really no right or wrong way to put together a gallery wall – here’s another example of a gallery wall that I did in my NYC apartment, using a different combination of things to fit the narrow wall. The only rule to follow is to use items that you love, so give it a try, have some fun and experiment!
* This post is sponsored by Glue Dots. All opinions are my own