11 Ways to Personalize Your Gallery Wall

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If you’ve been itching to jump on the gallery wall trend, but aren’t really sure how to build one that fits your personal style, then this post is for you!

Gallery walls don’t always have to be about framed photos. Adding unique décor items can give your home personality and create walls that tell a story.

Here are 10 out of the box ideas to MAKE a gallery wall that reflects your style!

83437 Farmington Gallery Wall Project - Hero French

1. Showcase Art Prints

83530 Farmington Watercolor Painting

Highlight your favorite artist’s print or crop a quotable sentiment out of a paper pad and add it to a frame.

2. Add Floral or Greenery

wall vase

This décor piece is perfect for adding fresh blooms or greenery to your wall.

MAKER Tip: Swap out your stems with the season for a quick and easy update to your décor!

3. Add Dimension

Alexandria Gallery Wall

Wall hangings like this boho yarn project add dimension and texture to an otherwise flat surface.

Boho Wall Hanging

4. Bring the Outside In

Floating Feather Wall Art

Capture nature in a floating frame like these delicate gold-tipped feathers or even something organic like a fern leaf or dried and pressed flowers.

5. Hanging Mirrors

Alexandria Gallery Wall Project

This hanging mirror was made simply by attaching a leather strip and wooden ring. This easy project is a quick way to add character to a plain mirror.

MAKER Tip: Using mirrors is a great way to MAKE a small room feel more spacious.

Alexandria Mirror

6. Display Instax Photos


Show off your snapshots on a string by making a “clothesline” for your Instax® photos.

MAKER Tip: You can swap them out easily with your latest selfies.

7. Embellish Ledges

Savannah Gallery Wall

Ledges are great additions to your wall because they allow you to place non-hanging items on them. Add a couple of plants or prop up artwork against the wall to create contrast amongst other flat photo frames.

Tassel and Pom Pom Yarn Garland

Drape a tassel and pom pom garland from your ledge for a whimsical touch!

8. Celebrate Family Heirlooms

Featuring heirlooms in your home décor, like these teacups and ukulele, is a great way to honor your family and spark up a conversation with your guests.


9. Your Own Artwork

Framed Faces Artwork

Mixed Media Paper Wreath

Honor yourself as a Maker and include something you’ve handmade. A quick doodle or sketch, a mixed media piece – show off your crafty skills!

For more ideas on how to MAKE your gallery wall, check out our 4 exclusive collections with endless possibilities to fill a blank wall!

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