I’m back today with a gallery wall project we did for my daughter’s teen bedroom makeover. Don’t you just love gallery walls? There are many different styles so it’s easy to add one to your home. Our staircase gallery wall displays pictures of our kids when they were little in a variety of black frames. The wrap gallery wall in our front room has a mix of pictures and decor pieces. But for this teen room, we went with a simple grid pattern.
Our daughter had a gallery wall above her bed in the room before this makeover and loved it…so we knew we wanted to create another more grown-up version when we updated her space.
Here is her room before…
Isn’t that bed so cute? I just loved her room with the purple and turquoise but as they grow up their favorite colors seem to change. And I like redecorating my kid’s rooms so I didn’t mind going from pink & green to purple & turquoise to now white & gray! But this may be the last time we redecorate her room (and no…I’m not crying…maybe a bit teary). I wonder if that’s why it’s taken me so long to get it perfect. Hmmm…
As you can see her old gallery wall had a mix of frames and colors. The frame with the clothespins in the middle was great when she became a tween and wanted to start decorating with candids of friends.
We debated where to hang a gallery wall when we started her room update. Over her bed wasn’t an option in her new room design since we built a pallet headboard. Since we were adding a vanity area, a mirror wasn’t needed over her dresser so created the gallery wall there.
New gallery wall fills the space perfectly…
My go-to for gallery wall frames is HomeGoods which is great for mixing different styles. But when we decided on a grid pattern I started looking for inexpensive frames. The Belmont frames from Michael’s were just what I was searching for…inexpensive but nice. If you don’t live near a Michael’s I found similar frames here and here on Amazon.
We bought 8 frames and laid them out on the floor in a grid pattern. We did 2 rows of 4 to hang vertically. But when we were looking for pictures to get printed most of the photos she wanted to include were taken horizontally not vertically. So…we just bought another frame for a total of 9 and created her grid with 3 frames in 3 rows.
We hung the frames with command strips. You can read the details about using command strips in this post. We completed her gallery wall a while ago but we were just waiting to finish up the other projects like the light fixtures in her room to share the details of with you.
We ordered a couple of new 8×10 prints to swap some of the photos she has hanging in her gallery wall. Yup…that’s what happens with teen girls…constantly switching things around.
But don’t we all do that with our home decor? I know I do!
Other posts for a teen girl’s bedroom makeover:
Other gallery wall ideas:
- Our New & Improved Staircase Gallery Wall
- How to Create A Large Gallery Wrap Wall
- Front Entry Gallery Wall: Step-by-step Instructions
- What to Wear: Family Photos Outfits for Summer
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