Looking for a creative way to display your home art collection? This is your step-by-step guide to creating a beautiful gallery wall on a budget for your home.
The idea of creating a gallery wall can seem a little intimidating. Truth be told, shopping for art in general is not an easy task. In fact, choosing art for your home can be one of the most difficult personal decisions. Even once you make a decision, the work actually doesn’t stop there because there is also framing and hanging your art. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, creating a gallery wall that you love without breaking the bank is completely achievable with these 5 simple steps.
1. Create a budget.
For instance, I chose to not have any of the pieces on my wall exceed $50 dollars.
2. Grow it with time; Don’t worry about purchasing it all at once.
My gallery wall started with three key pieces, and as I continued to find things that I liked through the years within my budget I added them. Just keep in mind that even Rome wasn’t built in one day!
3. Purchase your frames from places that may not strictly specialize in framing.
Since this is a gallery wall and they requires multiple frames, there’s no need to splurge on them. I would consider searching for one at your local TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, or Michael’s, who offers coupons every week that you can apply to your frame purchase.
4. Consider using magazine images and craft paper in lieu of prints.
I live for a good print, but it’s okay to mix things up on your gallery wall. Magazine’s have amazing card stock and feature images from world renowned photographers, there’s nothing wrong with making them part of your wall.
5. Stick to one color palette or theme.
My gallery wall is strictly black, white, and gold. Of course, I’ve stumbled across things that would look amazing, but if it goes outside of my current color palette unfortunately it can’t make my wall. This one takes self discipline, but it can be done!