Creating the “Perfect Gallery Wall”

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Creating the perfect gallery wall can be a tricky one- almost like building a puzzle. I can assure you it is not as easy as it looks, in fact I actually would suggest hiring a handy man / professional frame hanger to help you out. I did exactly that.

I knew in my mind where I wanted the frames to sit, but trust me I wasn’t game enough to start hammering holes in the wall and the frames looking lop sided. That was not the look I was aiming for.

A gallery wall can add a beautiful finishing touch to your homes Décor. It is a great way to not only display your favourite photos, but also prints, art collections, kids art – you name it.

This is the start of my gallery wall and I am going to add to this. Compared to most gallery walls this is very small in comparison. Nothing beats having your memories on display, a photo captures a moment in time & what better way then capsulizing those special moments in life.

My tips for Creating that ” Perfect gallery wall”

  • Pick a spot in your home that has high traffic flow- an area that you are constantly walking past E.G – Entrance, Hallway, Staircase or Dining Room.
  • Measure the wall area where the frames will be hanging (have a rough idea on how many frames you will be putting up)
  • Buy the desired frames – my black frames where purchased from http://www.countryroad.com.au
  • Work out who will be doing the hanging job – highly recommend getting someone in (at least to start it off) – once the layout is up you will have more confidence adding to it down the track.
  • Pick photos that are special to you & that you love displaying – some may need to be enlarged or made smaller depending on the frames you pick. Another idea is lovely art work or prints – I recently framed a gorgeous vintage Hermes scarf for my daughters first birthday (something she will keep forever) I am going to look at buying more and displaying them, as it came up so amazing – refer to the picture below.
  • There are so many variations for hanging your wall art – Horizontal, Vertical or simply in no particular pattern (like I have done) – although even though there is no particular pattern, the frames must be separated and spaced evenly to avoid it looking “messy”
  • Most of all have fun creating that special wall

Below are some other examples of framed walls and looks I love, either using scarves, art work, prints or Photos. So easy yet so effective.

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I am so in LOVE with the outcome of the Hermes silk scarf that I recently got framed. I decided to frame it with a soft gold frame to compliment the colour of the keys in the print.

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Now time for me to go and get this beauty hung!!

Love Emily  X

3 thoughts

  1. Hi!
    I have an Hermes scarf I would like to get framed. I am apprehensive as it is sentimental. Are you able to let me know who you used? It looks gorgeous.
    Thanks,
    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria,
      I apologise for taking so long to get back to you- I had the Hermes scarf framed at Cotham road gallery. 101 Cotham Road, Kew
      They did an amazing job. He pinned it a special way so it doesn’t damage the scarf and he also used a uv protectant acrylic instead of glass so the sun and uv doesn’t fade the scarf! Good luck.
      x

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      1. Thank you so much for responding. I ended up going to Melbourne Picture Framing on Punt Road. The result was perfect.
        Take care x

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