As I mentioned in this post, I have been wanting to create a gallery wall in our kitchen for some time now and over the last few months, I have been gathering up frames and pictures to give it a shot. If I’m honest, I’m a little bit nervous about it, as I don’t want it to finish up looking like a mess (which is highly possible!) I’m a big planner and I’m often planning things in my head for a long time before I actually take the plunge. Sometimes it takes months or even years to make those plans a reality but I never feel any kind of regret about that because, in my opinion, it always pays off to wait and think things through first when it comes to decorating decisions.
So, in keeping with this philosophy, and inspired to get on with it by the array of photos we took on our recent holiday, I’ve been busy researching gallery walls – placement, frame type, frame colour, style, etc. for a while and trying to decide what I like best and what would work best in our space.
Here are a few examples of different approaches to the gallery wall which have come up in my research:
This one is a similar idea to the Instagram Gallery Wall I created in our stairwell. I love the uniformity of it and I love seeing our family pictures every time I run up and down the stairs but I feel like the wall in the kitchen will need a little more ‘personality.’ I’m looking for a more eclectic mix of frames and other items which I think will fill this larger space better.
I loooooove this one. The gold frames, the mix of pictures, words, photos and mirrors. It is just what I’m going for but sadly, I don’t think the gold would match our colour scheme on this occasion. Still, definitely one to bear in mind for the future.
This is one of my favourites. The use of different textures, shapes and sizes is so effective and I love the letters too. I adore the way the colour of the frames are slightly different but all still tones of a similar shade.
This darling arrangement is another twist on a similar idea. I love the two-tone frames in different shapes and sizes and the colourful prints mixed in which add colour without overwhelming. It’s just so cute!
These are just a few of my favourites. There is a world of inspiration out there but I definitely have a clearer idea of what I’m going for now and I can’t wait to get going with my own Gallery Wall. I just need to get hubby on board as I think I may need some help with this one!
Has anyone else been making plans to get their family photos on display? I just love to be surrounded by pictures of our happiest memories don’t you?
P.S. You can see our Instagram Gallery Stairwell here.