How to Start a Gallery Wall

How to Start a Gallery Wall

Something that keeps coming up on my Pinterest home page is gallery walls and it’s made me want to create my own in my office. My favourites are the ones that include motivational quotes above the desk to keep you going throughout the work day. If you’ve ever wanted to create your own gallery wall and you aren’t sure where to start then follow my tips below. You can also find all my Gallery Wall Inspiration on my Home – Office Pinterest board.

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Get Inspired

My first stop is always Pinterest to build up ideas of styles that I like. Whether you’re going for minimalistic or full of colour there is bound to be something similar on Pinterest that you can draw inspiration from. Pin all the styles you like onto a board and revert back to it when you’re out shopping and pick up some similar pieces that you think will work for your gallery wall.



The easiest way to get started with your gallery wall is to find frames and posters that you may have lying around that you haven’t done anything with yet and trial out what they look like together by positioning them on the floor. Take a photo in each position and then see which you prefer. This will be your starting point to build on.


Start Today

You can start a gallery wall with just a few prints and frames and you can gradually build upon it over time. I have started out with this Umbra Gridart Frame from Amara, Good Vibes Only Wall Art from Primark and a Dream Big Print from That Lame Company. You don’t need to plan the ‘Final’ look of your gallery wall now, I like gallery walls that grow over time and incorporate meaningful or homemade pieces.

Find Your Theme

You want something that is going to stand out but it also needs to compliment the room it is in. For my gallery wall I want the focus to be on the Gridart Frame which I will fill with pictures of things I love and the surrounding frames will include motivational quotes in a monochrome theme with hints of gold foil. The colour scheme of the room is grey with pops of colour so I think the theme of the gallery wall I have chosen will really compliment the room and provide as a focal piece.


Mix Up Sizes

Don’t be afraid to play around with different sized frames. You can pick up really cheap photo frames from Ikea. Incorporating very large frames with smaller frames can help fill in gaps and create more of a natural fluidity to your gallery wall.

Your Gallery wall is yours to create and can be anything you want it to be. Don’t feel limited and don’t be afraid to try something new. It’s something you can change up as often as you want and it can grow with you as a person.

Let me know if you’re going to do a gallery wall in your home and where you find your inspirations from. I’m also looking for more motivational posters so leave me links in the comments for where you get yours from.



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  1. March 14, 2016 / 8:08 pm

    I'm planning on starting my gallery wall soon, I'm been collecting prints and pictures for a while now, I just need to get them all up, and play about with where they're all going – I can't wait to see how it looks 🙂 xx

    Chloé Harriet

  2. March 16, 2016 / 11:10 am

    These are so pretty – it makes me so sad that I live in student accommodation and can't put anything up! I definitely want a gallery wall above the desk when we move into our own place though.

    Sammy xo.

  3. November 4, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    These are some great tips, I’m going to need these for my new office! I’m definitely using Pinterest to pin some of my favourite Gallery walls and interior designs for my new home.
    Ffi | The Essence Of Red

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