Creating a Gallery Wall

It’s no secret that I love a good gallery wall, collecting art is my favorite & it is so fun to piece them all together to create a beautiful display. I would have gallery walls in every room of our house if I could, and to be honest, I just might at some point!!

Just before the holidays, we finished the gallery wall surrounding our TV that I had been dreaming up since we moved in. In our last house, we had our TV mounted above the fireplace, so I was hoping that by adding a gallery wall around our television we would make it feel like a piece of art instead of an eyesore. This is one of my favorite walls in the house now, and I have every intention of changing up the artwork in our frames over time!

A lot of you have asked about putting a gallery wall together, so I thought I would share a few tips for creating a well thought out look.

  1. Plan everything out by laying all of your art on the floor in different arrangements. Take pictures, then rearrange them. This gives you a chance to take a step back and see them how they will look on your wall. Keep doing this until you find the combination you love most!
  2. Mix & match your art and frame styles, but keep the matting and spacing consistent. This will make the gallery wall feel cohesive & intentional.
  3. Start with your largest piece first, work your way out. No need to make it symmetrical, but balance the pieces by spacing out darker prints or frames, and mixing in some white to not make it feel too heavy. Avoid too many small frames without larger ones to anchor it.

We partnered with Framebridge for all of this artwork & I could not have been happier with the way it all turned out. Their entire process is seamless, I was so impressed with every single detail & seriously cannot wait to use them again!! My favorite thing is that you can upload your own artwork or digital files, they will print & frame them, and ship them to you in a matter of days! The quality also cannot be topped, they came with everything you need to mount them & it was so easy that I literally hung this entire wall myself while the girls were napping!! Hence my sub-par photography skills as I propped my camera up on a makeshift tripod using an end table stacked on top of a coffee table. 😉

You can save 15% off your first Framebridge piece with code garvinandco15!

I hope this answers some of your questions for building your gallery walls, our next one will be going up the back stairwell with family photos & I am so excited to get started! Happy framing!!! XO

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13 Comments

  1. I am getting ready to do a gallery wall, so this post couldn’t have been more timely. Question though – where is your TV stand from? I LOVE it! Thanks for the tips Jessica!

  2. I am so excited to see this! I am sending my new pennant to them to frame! I have touch up paint and wall filler ready for the billion times I change my mind in how to hang them!!!!!

  3. Love these ideas! I have a huge gallery wall in my living room that I love. My favourite thing for gallery walls is 3M command strips! That way I don’t have to patch a bunch of holes when I move a picture or two and I don’t have to fuss with a level and hammer etc!

  4. Pretty art! Love all that you’ve done to the new house. Question: why did you hang the lower two pictures partially behind the tv? I have a similar wall in my living room that I’m considering hanging a gallery of pictures behind. My initial thought was to put the frames all around the tv so each one can be seen completely. Was it for a layering effect? Thanks!

  5. Hi, I just saw your Pinterest post and I LOVE all of these watercolors! Did you paint them and do you sell prints or can you direct me to find them?

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