How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

Two words: Gallery wall. Oh how I love a good gallery wall! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to complete this hallway gallery wall in our home. I don’t know why but I find them so intimidating yet totally doable. You need think about which frames to choose, to how many frames and, of course, to how to arrange them (See the gallery wall, which I so loved in our old house). I would also like to add just how big this wall is! I knew I needed oversized frames with a cohesive look and classic black and white photos. I had the hardest time finding the exact frame sizes and dimensions, eventually ordering the perfect size through Peridot, a local home decor shop. I like the simplicity of the three rows, it was perfectly for this hallway. Especially because my gallery wall in the family room is more staggered and layered on the ledges so this simple difference of the two made them yet complimentary. (See a photo of it in our Christmas feature here).

Now just when I thought I had it all figured out, I still wasn’t getting that “wow” factor I was hoping for. I was going back and forth with painting the wall a dark charcoal color… even considering black! Oh I’m so glad I didn’t go that route. After months (actually more like a year) I finally found the perfect option to complete our family gallery wall. This absolutely stunning dusty blue grass cloth wallpaper from Caitlin Wilson Design. I just love the way it completes my vision for this hallway. It’s the most beautiful statement wall yet still feels comfortable and complements the rest of the home. Not only that, but the grasscloth wallpaper quality is so so beautiful. Even Troy commented how gorgeous it is. Needless to say we LOVE it! Ha! Not only that, but the pop of color in our home looks so great too! I’m so happy how it all turned out!

Gross Cloth Wallpaper by Caitlin Wilson Design in shade: Dusty Blue 
Frames via: Peridot Decorative Homewear & Design
Frame Size: 22 x 22 inches
Frame Type: Thin (10mm) black metal frame
Picture Opening Size: 10 x 10 inches

Photography by: Tracey Ayton