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How to Make a Gallery Wall

How to Create a Gallery Wall Like a Pro

How to Make a Gallery Wall
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We recently moved into a new space, and now that we've gotten past the unboxing stage, I have a long list of projects I want to tackle. My phone is filled with "saves" of beautifully finished spaces and decor, but sometimes getting started can be the most overwhelming part. Instead of trying to do everything at once, I am being thoughtful about purchases and taking on one small space at a time. We painted our walls white, which has a very clean look, but it's also a bit stark. I knew I wanted to warm up the space a bit and make it feel like home. I thought a gallery wall would be a great place to start but wasn't exactly sure what I wanted it to look like. What size should it be? What color framing? How do you place them in a way that is unexpected but still looks really pulled together?

I decided to take the guesswork out of it and go with Framebridge ($45, starting). The process was so easy! I selected the staggered grid and uploaded nine photos from my phone. The site prevents you from uploading anything that isn't hi-res enough. I virtually arranged them on the wall, and in less than a week they arrived beautifully framed and ready to hang. I want to preface this by saying that I am no expert when it comes to DIY projects or even hanging photos — but Framebridge made it so simple. They sent a paper "gallery map" that you hang up first with X's for where to hammer in the nails. Then you tear away the paper and hang up your photos — that's it! They're perfectly spaced and look just like the digital rendering I had planned out. It took about 10 minutes to hang them! You could, of course, go with art prints for this, but I love having one central spot for my favorite photos.

Keep reading to see how I did it!

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