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The twins’ bedroom update ~ A Girly Gallery Wall!

May 22, 2014

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Hello lovely readers! I am realizing that my blog posts have been a bit all over the place lately and most of my DIY efforts have centered around our kitchen makeover or knock off projects lately. But today, I am here to share with you how I created a girly gallery wall in Attley and Avery's room.

Hopefully, you have all seen their “big girl” room reveal, which I shared back in December.  If you did, you may remember that I had not yet accessorized the picture ledges on one of the walls in their room.  Frankly, it looked pretty sad.  Here is what it looked like for MANY months after we revealed their room to them on their 3rd birthday.   The ledges contained three picture frames and a vase with a  flower.  That was it.

Create a girly gallery wall! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #gallerywall

I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with the picture ledges and so I didn't do anything for months and months.  Finally, one day while cleaning up their old toddler room {which is across the hall from their new room}, I realized I could use the custom monogram canvases that I had painted for their nursery {and then also hung in their toddler room} could totally still work in their new room.  I created the monogram canvases pre-blog, so I don't have a tutorial for you–sorry!   In any event, I brought them in their new room and started playing around with placement.  Here is what I came up with.

Create a girly gallery wall! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #gallerywall

Create a girly gallery wall! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #gallerywall

Create a girly gallery wall! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #gallerywall

As you can see, I chose to hang one with a long pink ribbon and placed the other one on a picture ledge.  I also hung the larger of the framed photos on the wall, and left the other two on the picture ledges.  Finally, I added the two crosses that were decorate by children in our church for our girls' baptisms for a sweet touch.

Create a girly gallery wall! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #gallerywall

I think this gallery wall is successful because it includes a mixture of items that are hanging and those that are sitting on the ledges.  I also think it works because the colors are similar to each other, but the additional colors in the crosses mixes things up a bit so it's not too matchy-matchy.  So, without further adieu, here are my 5 tips for creating a successful gallery wall:

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Gallery Wall:

1) Use a mixture of photos and non-photo items.  I used framed photos, monogram canvases, a vase/flower and wooden crosses.

2) Use a variety of shapes and sizes.  As you can see, my canvases were very large, the framed photos were different sizes and the crosses and vase were smaller, so I had items of every size and different shapes.

3) Hang some items and place others on shelves or ledges for additional interest.  This is what I love most about my girls' new girly gallery wall.  It just makes it so much more interesting.

4) Stick with a complimentary color palate so that it reads as a cohesive collection.

5) Only include items/photos that you LOVE!  Choose some of your favorite photos and meaningful items.  Get them out of storage and display them so you can see them all the time!

Before you head out, check out how I created my grown-up monogram gallery wall in my foyer, complete with more tips AND a source list.

So, what do you think?  Is it an improvement from what I started out with?  What are your favorite tips for creating a gallery wall?

Create a girly gallery wall! Full details from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. #gallerywall

 

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  1. Cute Tasha! I love the polka dotted mats!

  2. Raquel says:

    Oh the room looks so pretty! I love your gallery wall and the cute photos and crosses. And what a pretty chandelier!

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