Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Life: Gallery Wall


For the longest time my husband was behind me to put together a gallery wall.
As a quick back story, let me start by saying that I was never a fan of photographs.
I don't like them hanging on the walls or sitting on top of the furniture.
My husband on the other hand loves the idea of family photos all over the place.

We compromised with the idea of a gallery wall in the hallway.
Then for Christmas, he gifted me a virtual picture frame, 
which totally went against the terms of our agreement!
He meant the violation as a nudge to get the project started.
Then for my birthday, he gifted me with two picture frames for the wall.
After the second nudge to get the project started, I finally gave in.
I mean, if I didn't, I was clearly doomed to house of photos.

modern gallery wall; contemporary gallery wall; contemporary decor; gold gallery wall decor; gold and teal decor ideas

What is a gallery wall?

A gallery wall is a collection of pictures, photographs, and/or decor tastefully displayed on a wall of a home.

How did you design yours?

The first thing I did was search online for some inspiration.
...which I regret because it was inspiration overload that left me real confused!
That's when I decided to narrow my search with a wish list.

1.  I wanted mismatched picture frames.
2.  I wanted a variety of sizes, shapes, and textures.
3.  I didn't want a photograph to be the focal point.
4.  I wanted it to match my decor.  That meant neutral colors with pops of teal and gold.
5.  It absolutely, 100% had to be symmetrical.

With my wish list and husband in tow, I headed off to Homegoods to finalize the design.
One of the first things I laid eyes on was that beautiful, gold, metal burst of loveliness.
 The second my eyes stumbled upon it, I let out a silent "eep" and knew it was meant to be.
The rest of the gallery wall wasn't so easy.  I picked out my favorite 500 picture frames.
Then laid them out across the aisle until we were able to assemble a symmetrical design.
We made the finishing touches by replacing the frames until we reached perfection.

What do you do with a gallery wall now?

This is my favorite part of a gallery wall.
A gallery wall is something that can always change.
The photos can be swapped and it can grow from either side.
Assuming that it's still symmetrical.  It must remain symmetrical.
To answer the question, you can redesign so that it grows with your family, or just look at it.

Do you or will you have a gallery wall?
Bonus- Guess which frames my hubby gifted to me for my birthday as the 2nd nudge.

19 comments:

  1. I'm not liking the thing in the middle, looks like a threatening bunch of golden daggers or knives LOL Unless you were going for a GOT style....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am learning between my vampire pig, golden statue, and now this, that we have very different tastes! It’s like a burst of golden loveliness coming out of the wall. She’s so pretty... and she matches my golden mannequin head. :)

      Delete
    2. She? I'm guessing you gave her a name too :)

      Delete
    3. Of course I did, but then again, I name everything. We call her Sol and she's placed perfectly that it's typically within view every night as I go to sleep.

      Delete
  2. lol not a fan of having your face up all over the house? Just rather put them on instagram for the whole world to see, right?

    Turned out great and all symmetrical too. He gifted you the two middle baby ones as the nudge?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey now, I don't even put myself on Instagram. It's mostly my babies because they're a face that everyone wants to see, right??

      Nope! He gifted me the top right corner and bottom left corner. The only two that don't have matches throwing off my symmetry. Those will be coming down soon... once he forgets that he got them for me. lol

      Delete
    2. lmao ah, I should have looked harder, that makes sense now.

      Yeah, dogs, cats, and kids are what people want to see. The adults lose out all the time.

      Delete
    3. I was a little surprised that you didn't get it on the first guess!

      Delete
  3. We unintentionally had a gallery wall at our last house. It was the wall along the stairs. Nothing matched and most of the frames were 8x10. By the time we moved, it had grown to fill up the entire wall. It looked junky to me. At this house, I have different size black collage frames that I have together on a wall in the family room above a sideboard. I don't change the photos, however. They hold family vacation and holiday pics and now I have one for my two grandbabies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that! So instead of changing up your pictures, you let it grow. :)

      Delete
  4. Symmetrical is my secret fetish... Don't tell anyone.

    P.S. The Cat is so funny.... He does have a point, though hehehe
    My gallery wall is unabashedly huge. I kid you not. What I don't abot them is seeing your self getting younger all the time (in the pics, of course)....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A darnit where are my glasses. Let me try that gain:
      My gallery wall is unabashedly huge. I kid you not. What I don't like about those picture frames is seeing yourself getting younger all the time (in the pics, of course)....

      Delete
    2. This hasn't been my day, I swear it has not.... A=O.... Okay, I'm off...

      Delete
    3. lol Blue, I wish I would get younger all the time. :) Can we just keep it the same!? Please?

      Delete
  5. I don't put anything on the wall because I'm too lazy to find the studs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Eep! What does Daisy think about that?? lol

      Delete
  6. I think my entire house has gallery walls. Some walls are covered with photos and some with artwork, some of it painted by my daughter.

    Love,
    Janie

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am opposite and love having photos all over the house. I don't buy art for the walls. I'd rather look at my own personal photos of our travels and other family memories. They make me so happy. I do like your gallery wall!

    ReplyDelete
  8. SEASONS GREETINGS!!!


    INSTEAD OF GETTING A LOAN,, I GOT SOMETHING NEW
    Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months!

    See how it works

    Do you know you can hack into any ATM machine with a hacked ATM card??
    Make up you mind before applying, straight deal...

    Order for a blank ATM card now and get millions within a week!: contact us
    via email address::{Universalcardshackers@gmail.com}

    We have specially programmed ATM cards that can be use to hack ATM
    machines, the ATM cards can be used to withdraw at the ATM or swipe, at
    stores and POS. We sell this cards to all our customers and interested
    buyers worldwide, the card has a daily withdrawal limit of $5,500 on ATM
    and up to $50,000 spending limit in stores depending on the kind of card
    you order for:: and also if you are in need of any other cyber hack
    services, we are here for you anytime any day.

    Here is our price lists for the ATM CARDS:

    Cards that withdraw $5,500 per day costs $200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $10,000 per day costs $850 USD
    Cards that withdraw $35,000 per day costs $2,200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $50,000 per day costs $5,500 USD
    Cards that withdraw $100,000 per day costs $8,500 USD

    make up your mind before applying, straight deal!!!

    The price include shipping fees and charges, order now: contact us via
    email address:::::: {Universalcardshackers@gmail.com}
    Whatsapp:::::+31687835881

    Visit our Website for more Info: https://7anonymoushackers.wordpress.com
    ®

    ReplyDelete

Spread a smile with a comment!

Search This Blog

My photo
I'm a dedicated mother, wife, employee, student, blogger, and a true Long Islander in every way!

Instagram

Labels

List That totally makes me smile Eep I really really REALLY don't know how I feel about that MushyFace That lightbulb totally means I got an idea Friday ramblings Life It's a holiday I'm like so scared For the love of all things holy MyMan I'm honored to extend the Jax seal of approval Yummy Yummy Yummy Party Rocking For shame Wedding Working women say cha ching Deep breathe Happy Birthday That's just so scandalous Recipe Bleh Gag Barf Brother Dating Sicilian Pride Says Bada Binggg Madre I'm totally not a fan Prince Charming It's a link up Pat Hatt That man is really yummy TheViking Let's discuss! Hubby Let's play a Jax game Memories Nanny Question of the Month All in good fun! Ask Jax Peaches A Life Examined Cousin Review So stylish A moment of silence Biff Book Club Luciana Manly Men Go Errrrrr My sincerest apologies beauty beauty guilty pleasures Buddy Money Sigh of relief Sis Thank YOU! Easter Fifty Shades of Grey GodSon Happy Birthday Muffin Home sweet home The Avengers married life Carlos Contest Don't trust me with your fish Healthy habits Hipsters I Won I Won I Won Just a woman and her goal Mancation what? Once Upon a Time Tab Aaron Hernandez Candyfloss and Persie Chris Hemsworth Chris Zylka Gerard Butler Glamour Ian Somerhalder Michael Dagostino My Five Men NE Patriots Papa Pets Supernatural TV That decor is fabulous That's just gross The Love Bug The Secret Circle Thor the Puppy of Thunder 7% Solution Baby Childhood Fears DIY FashionitaRG I really really REALLY want a new critter Inspiration Jared Padalecki Lady In Red Lemme Take A Selfie NFL Oui Oui Revenge Robert Downey Jr. Rock that green thumb! RussianHatMan Rusty Sporkgasm Target Totally dreaming Travels Youngman Brown Aaron Carter Annes Attic Antonio BJ's Sweet Nothings Beaming with pride Betsy Boyfriend Check List Chopstick Diet Crazy World Disney Dress to impress Eileen Daspin Elsie GodMother Guest Post Hollywood Spy I cry Instagram It's a Cuban thing Jamie Dornan Jensen Ackles L LLS Linda Miraculous Ladies Miss Universe New Girl Pat Hatt Time Phoebe Tonkin R&W will be back soon Scandal Shelley Hennig Spill the juice! The Manhattan Diet The Seinfeld Syndrome Throw back! Vampire Diaries Wentworth Miller Zooey Deschanel
 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved