My favorite part of our whole house is our master bedroom gallery wall. It’s a beautiful representation of our life and it makes me so happy every time I look at it. Today, I’m sharing how we created our black and white gallery wall.
We’ve been working on re-doing our master bedroom for some time now. We purchased our new bed back in October and got a new chest of drawers and new side tables. We moved some things out and then swapped some things from different rooms around. We have a way to go, but we are liking the progress so far.
I knew when we started this little project that I wanted a gallery wall in our room. We have fantastic photos from over the years and I wanted them to be displayed in our room.
I purchased more of these square frames, we had them in our rental house, so I just purchased more to have 12. They hold a square 8×8 photo. Our room is black and white, so I converted some of my favorite photos into black and white images and had them printed at my drugstore. I printed my favorites from our wedding, our newborn photoshoot, our engagement photos and Ben’s six-month photos. I will trade some out and maybe make it larger when we have his one-year photos in a few months. We’ll see where we go with that.
Now, this is pretty much where my contribution to this project ended. I put each of the photos in a frame and left it to Stephen to get the photos on the wall. He decided we needed about a 2.25-inch space between each of the photos. Then he used a level and a measuring tape to hang them.
He marked each space with a pencil and then I decided on the placement of the photos. For example, I didn’t want two of Ben’s six-month photos next to each other or two of our wedding photos on top of each other. So I strategically decided which photos went where.
Once we had each of the spaces marked and which photo would go in each space. We hung the photos up. After each photo, we stepped back and determined that it looked good, the spacing was correct and it was straight. If we needed to make adjustments, we did before moving on to the next photo.
I love how it turned out. It’s really my favorite space in the house because it features some of my favorite memories and milestones.
Do you have a gallery wall? Are your photos in color or black and white?