been looking at wall designs to give our flat a face lift. I've been wanting to try a gallery wall for some time now using our collection of prints and photos, rather than leave them stacked up in the bedroom. So after much procrastinating I decided to bite the bullet and give our walls some love
Annoyingly we have a rather ugly radiator that sticks up above the sofa, and as we're renting unless there's not much hiding it. However distracting from it with a fun collection of prints seems to be an easier option.
After selecting which prints I wanted to include in my gallery wall design, I laid them out on the floor to get a rough idea of how to group them together. This probably took the most amount of time with me shuffling and moving prints to get it the way I wanted, while nursing a cup of coffee. I used a selection of frames: white, black and wood – which probably breaks all the rules – and used a combination of illustrated prints, graphic typography and a few photographic images. I decided to include two new prints and used eFrame to order the picture frames online for the perfect fit and finish. The website is simple to use and you can easily create custom size frames by simply entering the dimensions and choosing the colour, shape material and finish of the frames you would like and wait for them to be delivered to your door.
I love the size and shapes of the frames and how they sit with the prints and I have grouped them quite close together as I know I still have this beach print and this Paris print to add. Next the fiddly bit, I used masking tape to mark the edges of the frames onto the wall to ensure that I had the spacing right before hammering in any nails and hanging the prints.
It's a work in progress but I really feel it adds a touch of personality and detracts from the radiator eyesore. So what do you think, would you create a gallery wall in your home? You can find more wall design inspiration over on my Pinterest boards
*We were give frames by eFrame for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are 100% my own.