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Create Your Own Wall Gallery

This article has been sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.

I've been talking about making a family gallery for years. The traditional wall gallery is the perfect place to display all that pretty art the kids make, but like everything else I do, I wanted to include all the things. There just isn't enough wall space for a gallery that big! So instead I've created a gallery that includes shelves and frames that allow us to change out the art as the family creates more.

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DIY Wall Gallery
DIY Wall Gallery

 

Create Your Own Wall Gallery

For our wall gallery, I wanted to feature art created by my family. Everyone in the family has their own unique art style. I wanted to showcase all this art in one place. Alternatively, you can create a beautiful wall gallery featuring photos or art you find. World Market definitely has a fantastic selection of art to add to your home! I have my eye on a few more piece for other rooms… one room at a time, that's the goal today!

Family art framed and displayed
Family art framed and displayed

 

Include decorative accents
Include decorative accents

I've included all kinds of wall gallery components available at World Market. Because, well, I love WM! Not to mention all the handmade art pieces  from around the world inspire our creative brains. World Market is always updating their decor collections. They do a great job of staying on top of the current home decor trends while keeping their handmade art appeal. There are so many gorgeous frames, shelves and art accessories, I had a hard time deciding which ones I wanted to use in my own Wall Gallery project.

Mix different frame and shelf sizes
Mix different frame and shelf sizes

Tips for creating your own wall gallery:

  • Choose 2-4 colors and textures for your components. I've selected black, natural wood, nickel and copper. The copper is a really subtle extra tone I've add for a tiny bit of color pop. I've also chosen family art that includes either black and white or a shade of bold pink. These color limits help tie the whole display together.
  • Choose frames and shelves with different depths and sizes. Alternate your various size to create a visual flow with the gallery space.
  • Lay out the display as you envision it on the floor. Then create paper templates of each frame and place the paper on the wall to confirm that you like the layout.
  • Hang the largest pieces first. This way if you need to make any minor chances, you can move the smaller pieces as needed.
  • Include a little bit of nature. Whether you are using real plants or fake plants, adding in natural texture will help create a warm and inviting finishing touch to your wall gallery. Include textures like wood or stone for additional interest.
How to create a family art gallery wall
How to create a family art gallery wall
Add templates to the wall to help with your layout
Add templates to the wall to help with your layout

 

Include accents when looking at measurements
Include accents when looking at measurements

 

Add live plants to your gallery wall
Add live plants to your gallery wall

 

Display fun family photos
Display fun family photos

 

Choose frames that showcase the art
Choose frames that showcase the art

 

Check out these Wall Gallery Tips from Elizabeth Mayhew

DIY Wall Gallery
DIY Wall Gallery

 

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Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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