Gallery Wall

Why This Space Works: Neutral Hallway

Hallways are one of those transitional spaces that can be tricky to know what to do with sometimes, but they should definitely not be a neglected space in your home. Today's feature is from Young House Love. Although they are not blogging as much these days, their blog and website is an amazing resource of inspiration and advice on home diy projects and decor.

Why This Room Works: Neutral Hallway

Color Scheme:

The neutral color scheme of this hallway allows it to transition into pretty much any space and it also has a calming effect while the art in the white frames adds fun pops of color.

Details:

Wall Art: Although your frames don't have to all match perfectly in a wall display, the matching frames here provide some nice balance and symmetry to the space while the art inside provides visual interest. In Monday's post I shared how to determine how high to hang your images in a hallway and also talked a little about frame sizes. You can view that post here if you need some help with that.

Focal Point: The gallery wall at the end of the hallway makes a great statement and draws your eye straight to the ends. I love how the frames on the sides of the hallway act as leading lines up to this focal point.

Board and Batten: I love the interest that board and batten add to a wall, and it also acts as leading lines drawing our eyes towards the end of the hallway to that gallery wall. 

Light Fixture: Light fixtures are like jewelry to any space adding that little extra something special. This light fixture is fun while still understated, and it's almost flush mount nature keeps it from getting in the way.

I hope this post helps give you some ideas for livening up your hallway. This would be a fun weekend project if you wanted to spruce up your space without it consuming to much time!

 

10 Inspiring Gallery Walls

We've got this biggish wall that surrounds our TV and the media stand it sits on, and I've been wanting to put a gallery wall around it since we moved in last year. I've put it off because I'm a little daunted by the task of gathering up photos and art.  I worry about not having enough stuff to hang up or gathering too much and than getting stressed because now I have to decide what to hang and what to put away. And what if I don't like the lay out or put the nails in the wrong place? (By now though, I've decided to go with command strips instead so at least that stressor is out!)

My problem is I want it to be absolutely perfect, and I let the perfectionist side of me hold me back. But I'm ready to go for it and see what I can do! So, I've been gathering some inspiration from Pinterest and various blogs. I'm so glad I took the time to gather ideas from ladies who have created some beautiful gallery walls because I learned the design I thought I wanted, which is all the edges of the frames lined up on the sides, top, and bottom (there goes that perfectionism again), is not what I really want. I want it to be more of an eclectic and "random" arrangement.

Below are some of the images that are inspiring me and giving me ideas right now. What are your tips for styling a gallery wall? Leave them in the comments below and if you have a picture of your own gallery wall, leave that as well. I'd love to see it! 

Source:  House & Home

Source: House & Home

Source:  Cup of Jo    The images on this gallery are from the same apartment as the previous gallery picture, but arranged differently. They both look great, I think! 

Source: Cup of Jo 

The images on this gallery are from the same apartment as the previous gallery picture, but arranged differently. They both look great, I think! 

Source:  Front + Main

Source: Front + Main

Source:  Remodelista

Source: Remodelista

Source:  Front + Main

Source: Front + Main

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