Ever since I bought my new writing desk a couple months back, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with the blank wall above it. I considered mounting a bulletin board, but I scrapped the idea in fear of accumulating clutter. My husband proposed mounting the computer monitor to the wall, and while I love the thought of freeing up space on my desktop, that option felt a little too permanent. So, I’ve finally given in to the idea I’ve been gravitating toward all along—creating a gallery wall. I’ve collected several prints and pieces of art over the years, many of them from my travels. They’re images that inspire me, put my mind at ease, and conjure happy memories from places around the world. So, what better place to hang them than over my desk and my laptop, where those effects will serve me best? This week, I finally got around to finding frames for a few pieces that have been sitting around, collecting dust in their cellophane-and-cardboard packaging (one piece dates all the way back to 2006, when I picked it up in Cape Town, South Africa!). Now that they’re framed, I can’t wait to get started on my gallery wall. Here’s some gallery wall inspiration I’ve gathered from around the web. My favorites have lots of mismatched frames and are imperfectly spaced. I’ll certainly share my own results here, but for now, enjoy the gallery tour!
Photos: 1. eHow // 2. Pinterest via From the Right Bank // 3. Apartment Therapy //
4. HGTV // 5. Pinterest // 6. Emily Henderson // 7. Homelife // 8. The Design Files //
9. Milk Decoration 10. Apartment 34