It took me a long time to finish this gallery wall ( well for now – is any decor in the house ever the final version? ) The reason I was slacking on the gallery wall is because I was actually afraid of taking up a gallery wall project. If you do a search on Pinterest for gallery walls – it is inundated with the most beautiful, editorial walls that seem almost impossible to recreate. There is no template, no rules to the order in which the frames should be organized!
Anyway, I really wanted to decorate the wall with frames and took upon the project to figure out the code behind gallery walls – and if I couldn’t crack the code, create one! Hah!
Here’s the result and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The frames are from Minted and here’s the code – by which I mean, the process I went about it.
// picking out the theme of the frames
Since the frames are for the playroom, the overall theme I wanted to go with – colorful, fun and telling a story.
//figuring out the layout
This one was a bit tricky because I wanted to visualize how the frames would look like once up. Also, that would help determine the size of each frame. After shortlisting the frames ( shortlisting them was another difficult step, because there are too many amazing options on Minted’s site! ) After picking out the frames – I took a screenshot of each frame and started organizing them in Microsoft Paint. That allowed me to play around with the size, scale and layout. It was like a virtual wall and that made picking out the size of each frame really easy.
// bringing order to what could easily look out-of-order
What helped was picking one piece that I wanted to be the focal print. That helped structure other pieces around it. Also – two things that would be the best tools while you work on the wall – creativity and dont-worry-too-much attitude. Honestly, considering how intimidated I was of taking up a gallery art project, I was really enjoying the process of creating it, getting creative and dint care so much about it looking like a magazine image, but more of something that reflects what I was going for. And that right there, is the code behind gallery walls that I was talking about. xo – Neha
The frames are from Minted, a brand that I hugely admire for their mission of providing a platform to creatives from around the world. I highly recommend listening to the interview of the founder Miriam Naficy, on one of my favorite podcast shows – How I Built This.
Such a beautifully done room.. Its so colorful and exudes so much of positivity and good vibes.. Love love 💗
I’m obsessed with scrolling pinterest for room inspiration and gallery walls, this playroom is so cute! You’ve done such a good job!! xox
Thank you SO much – that means a lot 🙂
This is so cute! I love gallery walls and Minted!
Jeans and a Teacup
How adorable is this setup?! I love the fun polka dots you have on the wall, as well as the gallery! You did a terrific job. I always love that you incorporate color with pops of white in your decor. Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!
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I LOVE LOVE your daughter’s room! So cute!
Thanks Vanessa. I enjoy the decorating process so that was surely a lot of fun for me as well.
Thanks for stopping by. xx
This is absolutely darling! Love the theme you have here!
Have a great day!
Thank you 🙂
This is sooo adorable! Love the decor.
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This is so lovely! Great decoration!
Amazingly Beautiful.Just Love the decor.
And one more thing i just love your top anyways.
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Beautiful outfit!Love this look on you! Plus that bedroom wall is amazing, Neha! You did an amazing job decorating it. Thanks for sharing it!
Much love, Len
thank you so much 🙂