I’m back today to talk about styling a gallery wall, and believe me it’s a constant work in progress. I figure sharing my tips along the way is a win – win for us both. One thing I have learned is they are ever changing, but that’s the point right?
Nobody Even Notices That
Two things jump out at me in this photo. One, I haven’t found the right piece to finish the bottom shelf and two, I hate the vent return. I asked Glenn if I could just cover that up, and he said no 🙁 “No one even notices that,” he said. Someone needs to invent a stylish covering for these inconvenient rectangles 😉
Styling a gallery wall should tell a story. Your gallery wall should show reflections of who you are, and what makes you the happiest. As you can see family and the beach take top priority for mine.
Styling a gallery wall is fun, because there are no rules. You can start out small and build your way up. One thing I do think is important; however, is a piece that will take center stage.
When I saw this amazing wood sign by Aimee Weaver Designs, I knew right where to make it’s home. “This is the Life” was made from reclaimed barn wood and hand painted. I love that it was made from old barn wood for a few reasons, but mostly because no 2 signs will be the same!!
It measures 26″w x 30″h, and let me tell ya, it isn’t light! Choosing which sign wasn’t easy, but when I saw these words they spoke the love of family to me. Plop me on a beach anywhere with my family and you are sure to hear the words, “This is the Life”.
The Finishing Touch
Are you sick of seeing my Swingasan yet? I hope not, because I can’t tell you how happy this piece of furniture makes me 😀
Just look at how that cute hanging chair finished this space. Everything finally looks balanced, and there is still room to build on to the gallery wall if I choose to.
Christmas is Close!
With the holidays quickly approaching (sorry, I hate the thought of that too) Aimee Weaver Designs is a great place to find unique handmade gifts. I highly recommend her product, so please go browse her unique selection.
Have a great week! I’ll be back soon to share my mantle decked out for fall, I changed it up since last post 😉 To see the rest of my living room decorated for fall, click here.
*Disclosure – This post was done in collaboration with Aimee Weaver Designs. All opinions are 100% my own.
Author and Photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke
Susan Wilson says
Thank you for this post! I am getting ready to do my own gallery wall, so it was right on time. I, too, have a vent return that is in such an inconvenient place – under the stairs in my foyer (and it passes through to the other side in my dining room) – so I know what a pain it can be. But, yours is not so noticeable since you have it painted the same color as the wall. Your home is beautiful, and I appreciate you opening it up and sharing it with us.
Martha Knake says
Susan, Thank you SO much for you sweet remarks and support <3 Painting the vents does help tremendously, you should try that!
Well done Martha! You can talk about that hanging chair all you want. I can tell it makes you really happy and I love it!!!
Martha Knake says
haha, thanks friend <3