A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: How To Create a Gallery Wall

*this post is a paid collaboration with Desenio, but ALL words, choices of prints, creative control and opinions are my own, as always

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say. I love the way a good picture can change the atmosphere of a whole room. I’ve been meaning to write a post on how to create a gallery wall for some time now so was thrilled when given the opportunity to work with Desenio, whose prints I’ve always admired. A gallery wall can really add some life to a room and jazz it up, turning a blank canvas into one that inspires and gives joy.

Prada print Desenio

My goal was to change up my living space to give it more of a relaxing vibe and for me, nothing is more relaxing than water. Therefore, I decided to create an entire gallery wall around the Surfers Wave poster which I got in the 70×100 size. It’s quite big so it does make an impact! I love how small the ocean makes me feel, like my problems are so small. It’s the same feeling I get when I look at this picture because in it you can see the surfer going up against this huge wave – a true force of Mother Nature. I love the colours of this picture as well with the swirls of blue water.

Desenio Surfers Wave poster and how to create a gallery wall Desenio Surfers Wave poster and how to create a gallery wall

To build on this theme I added in the Street of Los Angeles print in the 50×70 size. This picture means a lot to me because I went to university in Los Angeles and had some of my best times in that city. The city of Los Angeles has always had a hold on me, so I love looking at this photo because it reminds me of good times and the dreams that I had then. I also love palm trees and they remind me of holiday destinations, which are always relaxing.

Desenio Street of Los Angeles poster and how to create the perfect gallery wall Desenio Street of Los Angeles poster and how to create the perfect gallery wall

To play on the relaxing vibe I had to add in the Breathe print. For me this is a very simple but powerful word and the image reminds me to do exactly that…breathe. I’m often busy and stressed so when I come home and look at that word it reminds me that it’s time to breathe and unwind from the day. It changes the whole atmosphere of the room and it’s a reminder to take time for self-care, which is what we so often forget to do.

Desenio Breathe print and how to create a gallery wall

To add a bit of personality to the gallery wall I added in the Swimming Girl print. This shows a girl coming out of a pool, laughing and splashing. I smiled when I saw the print and knew I had to have it because it embodies positivity and joy. Just looking at that print can change my mood – she just looks so happy, without a care in the world!

Swimming Girl print Desenio

Finally, to top off my gallery wall I added in the Prada print. The Prada Marfa poster is one we see often on Instagram and it instantly adds style to any room. I love the simple font and both the brand and the print are iconic. I really feel that this print ties it all together in one final stylish flair.

Desenio Prada Marfa print how to create a gallery wall how to create a gallery wall with Desenio how to create a gallery wall with Desenio

For all my prints I ordered white picture frames to give them a consistent look and used narrow Command Strips to hang them on my wall. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about damaging your walls and they work fabulously as well. I hope you enjoyed my post on how to create a gallery wall and it inspires you to create one of your own!

You can use my code “beautyrocksblog25” which gives 25% off posters* on all of the Desenio sites between 29th-31st of January. Follow @desenio for more inspiration!

*Except for frames and handpicked/collaboration/personalized posters

** This is a paid collaboration with Desenio but all posters were chosen by me and the inspiration and words my own.

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