Gallery Wall Decorating Tips & Tricks

Have you ever wondered how to create a gallery wall? We’ve got step by step instructions with lots of tips and tricks for creating a gallery wall for a kids room. Say goodbye to bare walls!

Have you ever wondered how to create a gallery wall? We've got step by step instructions with lots of tips and tricks for creating a gallery wall for a kids room. Say goodbye to bare walls! #gallerywall #diy #howto #homedecor #gallerywalldecory #kidsroom #girlsroom #toddlerroom

Hi, friends! It’s Debby from Pretty Healthy House here to share some tips and tricks for creating a gallery wall for a kids room. A couple of my New Year’s resolutions are to print more photos and get more walls decorated. Gallery walls are my favorite because you can add meaningful pieces and create interest with different textures and shapes. And I’ve got a few ideas for ya, especially if you’re on a budget!

gallery wall decorating tips & tricks

How to Create A Gallery Wall

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

Gather all your wall decor.

Gather anything and everything, focusing on pieces that are meaningful, pretty or interesting (shape or texture). Start by shopping your house, and I mean the whole house! I found a gold bow in my Christmas decor stash, a small plate and a gold tin can in the kitchen, and some shelf brackets in the garage.

For meaningful decor, I chose a newborn hat and doll. I also love using letters or numbers, so I bought a couple at Marshall’s and Hobby Lobby on clearance. Also look for things you can re-purpose or paint. I pulled all these frames from my daughter’s nursery and spray painted them gold.

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

And these shelf brackets that came from my grandma’s house got a gold makeover as well. I got the wood from Home Depot (they can make the cuts) for the shelves and then painted them white.

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

Shelves and ledges are great for kids room gallery walls because you can swap out easily when they have new special items, awards, etc. And, of course, I love to DIY decor so I painted and glittered the “Be Kind” wood cutout along with a heart on a piece of wood (at Queen Bee Craft Night with Katie from Just Add Sunshine).

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

Get Creative. Add Handmade Decorations.

And I also made a banner with some ribbon, fabric, and lace scraps.

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

And added paper flowers to the little gold frame.

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

And you can even dress up a can with some ribbon and baby’s breath!

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

I smile every time I see that newborn hat- brings back so many cute memories. To spruce up the oval frame, I hot glued some flowers.

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

Then it’s time to put it all together…

Measure and Draft your Gallery Wall on the Floor.

How to create a cute gallery wall!

I tape off the area, measure, and then draft on the floor so I can play around and see what works.

How to create a cute gallery wall!

I started with the shelves (longer shelf on the bottom since it’s “weightier”), and styled them with some of the larger items so I knew how much room I had left.

How to create a cute gallery wall!

I always start by placing the biggest pieces to help create balance.

How to create a cute gallery wall!

I try to mix up the straight and curved edged pieces with equal amount of spacing (as much as I can) in between each piece.

Cutest Gallery Wall Ideas, perfect for a nursery or girls room. Darling!

I ended up having too much decor and had to remove some things to make it all work.

Tape your Gallery Wall then Hang!

How to create and hang a cute gallery wall, perfect for a girls room or nursery!

I use both nails and 3M Command strips and start at the bottom and then work my way around each corner and end with the middle so I can center the pieces better.

How to create and hang a cute gallery wall, perfect for a girls room or nursery!

And that’s it!
How to create and hang a cute gallery wall, perfect for a girls room or nursery!

How to create and hang a cute gallery wall, perfect for a girls room or nursery!

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How to create and hang a cute gallery wall, perfect for a girls room or nursery!

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How to create and hang a cute gallery wall, perfect for a girls room or nursery!

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33 Comments

      1. I don’t see it on her site and I need it for this weekend so no time to order anything 🙁 thanks though

  1. Hello,

    What are the measurements of wood you used for the shelves & what kind of wood?

    Thank you!

  2. I love the room! Could you share the paint color for the room, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thanks so much!~Camille

  3. I always wanted a gallery wall but never dare to try. I’ll follow your tips, adding tape to the wall is super helpful. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. This is too adorable! I loved how you laid everything out on the floor before you hung it on the wall. Such good idea! 🙂

  5. It’s simply darling! Love everything that you used. The little doll is a sweet personal touch. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. This is such a great idea. I love the little touches that you added, especially the cute little doll! Pinned! Happy Wednesday, from the Wow Me Wednesday link up!
    Megs

  7. Loved your photos! Loved the tips on decorating! My poor husband has to steer me away from the paint area in the stores when we go, because I’m always like…oh, we could spray this rock we have outside and it could be cute? Haha. LOVE the room! Great job! =) #TurnItUpTuesday

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