We all have or have had them at some point in our lives. We tend to feel a pressure about filling every inch of vacant space with something - just to get it done. But then what? Sure you've covered a bare wall, but do you love it? Is it a space that you want to pause in front of and just take it all in? If you've answered no this post is for you.
They are brimming with meaning and memories....but where to begin? It can all seem so daunting. Here's our simple guide to curating your very own gallery wall that doesn't just fill up the space but instead makes you want to stop and relive your moments.
Get your treasures out of the box
No matter what they are, we all have treasures; things that mean something to us. They don't have to cost a lot of money to be considered "special". They just are because they fill us with joy. Things that we feel connected to. Things that remind us. These are what we should look at front and center everyday. So go ahead and allow yourself to be sentimental as you curate the perfect gallery wall.
Forget about trends
Styles come and go. But unlike trends, memories are timeless. They are unique expressions of you. These items that represent your most cherished moments will forever resonate. So you can't go wrong with creating a gallery wall filled with your momentos. You'll love it forever!
Uniformity is a suggestion
Often clients overthink what to include in their gallery walls because they believe that in order to create an ideal gallery wall everything has to match. The truth is that uniformity will naturally be achieved because your memories all connect back to you, your past, your likes. That thread, by nature, will bring everything together. Mixing old and new memories. Pieces that stem back from your great, great, great grandparents' time hung beside a poster from a recent production you saw are both linked to you and what you love. The collected items will be joined within a gallery wall that maps your life. That mix will forever feel right.
So don't just cover a wall, but consider that empty space potential for showcasing all that is you in a stunning gallery wall that makes you stop and remember every time you pass it by.