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November 4, 2013

Style on Monday - gallery walls

For the longest time I have been at odds with what to do with the wall space above our living room sofa.  I have tried several things but haven't been ecstatic with any of them.  With all the great inspiration for gallery walls out there, I thought I might give one a try. Here are a few of my favorite pins for your browsing.


It would be in perfect keeping with the eclectic, granny, bohemian look I have going on in there already.

So where to start?  With a pinterest board, of course.  I spent a little bit of time searching a few of my favorite pinners and came up with collection of walls to draw inspiration from.

I know I want to have a lot of color (no surprise there). 


I want it to be a mixture of things to add interest and dimension.

And practically speaking, it is above our main seating sofa so I don't want anything that might come crashing down if a pillow or two gets tossed. 

Since I am trying not to bring anything new into the house, (after all my recent purging and simplifying) I started scouring walls, closets and cupboards for items to use.


Here's the collection of stuff I've come up with so far.  I think I did pretty well.  I've laid them out on the floor and know that I will need to come up with a couple of original art pieces and paint a few frames and maybe a couple more thrift store paintings but I think I'm going to love it.


I'd love to see any pictures or links to gallery walls that you have on your boards or in your home.  Send me the link in my comments and I'll come by and visit.

Have a colorful Monday.

xo, Patty

p.s. If you like this post you might like this post on styling an entryway using a gallery wall.

19 comments:

  1. Love what you've gathered for your gallery wall.... simply charming.
    I love that red plate too. Maybe some are not keen on hanging plates on the wall, but I for one, really like hanging plates :)

    Great to have pinterest and other sources for inspiration.

    Enjoy this week, and this "Thankful" time of year :)

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  2. I have a feeling your gallery wall is going to turn out gorgeous. Here's my pinterest board on walls if you want to take a look: http://www.pinterest.com/bookwoman62/walls/

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  3. I can't wait to see your gallery wall. I do love them but don't have one in this house- xo Diana

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  4. I USED to have one in the home that I lived in when I was raising my boys. Actually I had two, now that I think of it. I had alot of pictures arranged as you went up the stairs, and then I had a large area in the living room done that way as well. Back then, you got your film developed and either displayed pics in a photo album or on the wall and I had lots and lots of pictures to display ! :) They'd range from old photos of great-grandparents to my boys baby pics to pics of them at whatever age and year they were at the time.

    I like your wall and your colorful room...bright, cheery and fun! :)

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  5. Oops I thought yours was the first room :) Well then that's my favorite :)

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  6. If you use what you have in the last picture, you will definitely love it (so will we!). You've got lots of great inspiration!

    Mary

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  7. Ooooh, love what you have already patty!

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  8. Looks like you have a very good start. Good luck!

    Judy

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  9. I LOVE what you've already gathered for your gallery wall! I can't wait to see it.
    Brenda

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  10. I have an eclectic gallery in my living room. I love it. Random things coming together to create an interesting view.Your choices look fantastic!

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  11. Can't wait to see it!!!!!
    XO Kris

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  12. I have had a look through your blog and it is simply charming! I love your decorating style, it's colourful and cheerful. My favourite two things! I also pinned lots of your images, mostly Christmas, if you would prefer that I didn't let me know and I will be happy to delete them.
    I will be back. Hugs, Cindy

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  13. i love love love that red #5 - where did you get that? I saw one similar once and kick myself for not picking it up. 5 is my number - the # of dear ones in our little family, the day my oldest son was born, just plain like 5! gorgeous gallery beginnings!

    ♥ http://www.northerncottage.net

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  14. Great collection of pictures! Good luck creating your gallery wall....I think it will look lovely!
    Helen x

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  15. You and I are SO on the same page with this project! I can't wait to see yours and get started on mine!!!! Love this inspiration!

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  16. My daughter just moved to a new place and she created a really cute gallery wall.

    http://artandsand.blogspot.com/2013/10/decorating-with-my-daughter.html

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  17. Oooh, pretty! You have the best eye, Patty! I'm off now to drool over your gallery wall board and get lost in Pinterest. Fun! ~Angela~

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