How To Create a Gallery Wall

If you have every been on Pinterest, you understand my obsession with creating the perfect gallery wall. Most of the gallery walls are filled with art that range from $50- $400!! As a college student, I can’t afford that! For less than $100 I created the perfect gallery wall.  Keep reading to see how I achieved this super cute gallery wall!


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When creating a gallery wall, Tj Maxx, Home Goods, and Ross will become your new BFF. Seriously, this place will become your second home.

But, before heading to your local Tj Maxx, Home Goods, or Ross you must decide what color scheme you are going to work with. For me, I chose black and gold due to the fact that my entire room is gray with gold accents.  I went with a monochromatic look due to the fact that it never gets old!

Once you have decided what color scheme you want, it’s time to start looking for your main focal piece. This piece is important because this is where everyone’s eyes will go first! For me, the deer head was my main focal piece. I bought the deer head for about $30 at Homegoods. If a deer head isn’t quite your style, you could try using a large mirror like the one below. Now, remember, this is going to be your most expensive piece due to that fact that you want in to be the largest and super cute!


After you have chosen your focal piece, it is time to start looking for accent photos to go around it. It’s important that all of your photos have something in common. For example, if you were to buy the mirror above, you would want your photos to have gold details! Also, finding photos with cute quotes is never a bad idea.


To make your gallery wall more personal I suggest printing out your favorite photos and putting them in frames. You can get frames anywhere! I would check your local Dollar Store first.

There are tons of websites online that offer free printables! Print these photos out and tape them to your wall using cute washi tape! If you want to be fancy, you can put them into cute frames! To find free printables click the picture below.

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Lastly, adding lights or a banner will make your gallery wall come to life! I purchased my Edison lights from target for $22. But, you can get your lights from anywhere.


Creating a cute gallery wall for your dorm room or apartment will make you look like a decorating genius! Trust me you will get tons of compliments. Plus, it makes for a cute Instagram post.

If you created a gallery wall after reading this blog post an Instagram picture and tag @laurrlaymann!

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