Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Gallery Wall for Renters

Check out any Pinterest home board and chances are, a gallery wall photo (or 5) will be pinned to it. I love a good gallery wall. I think it's a great way to tell your story and showcase your taste through personal photos, prints and art. But, if you don't own your home (like me), these can be tough to execute as it requires drilling or nailing multiple holes in your wall.

I bring you: the gallery wall for renters. While it still requires some drilling - putting the shelf into the wall - it has a lot less holes than if you were to hang each photo individually. Plus, I love that I can rearrange the order of these photos or the images within them to give my room a whole new look and feel whenever I want.

All you need is a collection of frames, a picture ledge (I used the IKEA Ribba, which I've talked about before here), and a series of prints and pictures. Many of the images on my gallery wall feature some of my travel photos that I've had printed off using an online printing service or at the local convenience store. 

Picture frames can get expensive fast, so whenever I see a frame that I like, I purchase it to avoid having to buy 10-20 frames at once to create a gallery wall. I've gathered the frames pictured below over the past couple of years from places like IKEA, Home Goods, Marshalls or TJ Maxx. I have a habit of picking up cheap frames and good candles wherever I go because I know in my house they will always get put to use!


Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall

Shelves, Lady Prints, Gold Frames: Ikea// Comparison is the thief of Joy: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.// Photos from Barcelona, Berlin, DC

2 comments:

  1. I think it a great idea for even home owners. Gives you the flexibility to move things around and change your mind! :D

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  2. Really, I loved these art paintings and all looks fabulous!! Well, I need to book gallery space for rent NYC to organize art exhibition. Will you be able to suggest me some nice places?

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