In the past 10 years we have lived in 6 homes. Ah the military life. Each time we move I get better and better at getting packed up and then getting settled back in. This last move to Louisiana felt like my most organized to date. Before I knew it we were unpacked, things on the walls, and everything in place.
Yes everything on the walls but nothing in the frames! Ugh. Here’s the story of my Bright Living Room Wall Gallery……
This is what my living room looked like before we moved in. I wasn’t a big fan of the wall color so that was the first to go. We went from a peanut butter brown to a light soft grey. I love these huge, tall walls in our home. The only problem is how to fill them up! I knew I wanted my Aqua Entertainment Center and Open Shelving to go on the largest wall in the living room. However, just by itself it all looked small and awkward. I knew that the wall needed something more.
Have you ever wondered how people get their wall galleries on the wall and looking good? Here’s my tip…..I cut out packing paper (butcher paper, wax paper, or wrapping paper would all work to) in the shapes and sizes of my objects that I want to hang. I then tape the paper to the walls, positioning and re-positioning them this way is much easier. I usually hammer the nail right through the paper and hang the item up. Just pull the paper away and you’re on to the next one!
Once I got everything hung just the way I wanted it….there it sat. Sad to say for months with no pictures. I know I KNOW! Holidays, kids, general not-wanting-to. You know.
I had fun mixing picture frames, signs, mirrors, and some typography in my huge gallery wall. It was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle at first but I got it looking the way I wanted. I also had fun playing with colors too. Obviously I had to bring in the bright and colorful Aqua color from my entertainment center. I also added some white, black, and grey into the mix. I really wanted the aqua to be the pop of color.
It’s such a relief to have this wall officially DONE. And it’s so pretty too!
I would say that my home is complete, but that would be a lie. For me, my space is never done. I am always tweaking things and there is one large project in the works as well. I would say that I have nested into this home quite well though! Finishing my Bright Living Room Wall Gallery was one of the last things on my list from the move though!
Are you a fan of Gallery Walls? Do you have one in your home?
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