How To Create A Personalised Gallery Wall

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My bedroom is my sanctuary. Whenever I feel low or just need time to myself, I head straight upstairs, lie on my bed, stick my headphones on and chill out. When lying down, it's good to know that I have art or photo's around me of what personifies my life and also prints that represent me and my personality. Before I redecorated my bedroom way back in 2017, I barely had any sort of posters or artwork hanging up anywhere, I never knew what I wanted to buy or what I could buy to add some style and personalisation to my bedroom and it's walls. Fast forward to 2021, I am always looking for new prints to represent my current mood, style and my personality. Artwork doesn't have to make your bedroom or your house look pretty, it can also mean something to you. 

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Recently, Poster Store contacted me about using some of their fantastic artwork in my home and it was a no brainer. I wanted to explore new pieces of art and also change things up in my bedroom in terms of what posters and frames that we're previously hanging on my walls.


Now, when choosing what photo's I'd like to have displayed on the walls, I knew that it meant me needing to change things up in terms of how to style them. Yes, guys, it's time for a gallery wall ted talk. Gallery walls can be daunting if you're new to them or you just don't have a clue how to hang up frames in different positions or are not sure of the layout you are wanting to go for. 


I have a few tips that can help you to design your gallery wall and make it personalised for you, and they are:


STEP  1  -  RESEARCH
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On Poster Store, there are so many categories of different posters and photos. From nature to quotes to maps and cities, there's always going to be something that you have a love for. Do your research, find some inspiration, choose posters that suit you and your personality, then decide on a theme, speaking of themes...

poster store dahlias posters


2) STEP  2  -  CHOOSE  A  THEME
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Figure out what theme you would like to go for, whatever room you are planning to lay out your gallery wall. Look at your current room and see what colours and theme would best suit it. There's always something for every theme and décor on Poster Store. As you can see, my bedroom currently has a pink, grey and white theme going on. I also use a bit of rose gold to make it pop a little. So my choice of posters was quite easy for me as Poster Store catered for the theme of my bedroom easily. In terms of frames, Poster Store have a great selection of different sizes and colours and there is something to suit everyone. 


STEP  3  -  MEASURE  UP  +  DECIDE  THE  LAYOUT
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Before buying any posters and frames, for the love of god, measure up how big you want them to be. Don't buy frames and posters before measuring up the wall you plan to put them up on. Decide on how many posters you want to hang up, what the layout will be and how big you think you will need each frame and poster to be. Also figure out how much of a gap you want in between each poster (depending on how many you are ordering) I use the 'Measure' app on my iPhone as it's just easier for me to get the right measurements. Once you get the measurements right and you are happy of how the gallery wall will look, get shopping! 

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STEP  4  -  PREPARING  THE  POSTERS  FOR  HANGING  THEM  UP
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When the posters and frames arrive, the posters won't be set in the frames ready to hang up right away. But, for me personally, that's the best part, it's so exciting to put the posters in the frames and seeing what it looks like before hanging them up! Or maybe that's just me. Anyway, get framing and lay it out on the floor (if you have enough room) so you know you are happy with the finished look before it goes on the wall. 



STEP  5  -  TIME  TO  HANG  THEM  UP!
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Poster Store frames are so easy to hang up, they have a specific hook at the back which fits most picture hooks you can buy today. I would say this is the hardest bit of the whole gallery wall extravaganza - the hanging of it all. I won't lie guys, it will take a few attempts, a few bangs of the hammer on the hooks to get this right. Maybe use a pencil to mark where the picture hook should be nailed into and that will help massively. This step will take a bit of time to get right but it'll be worth it!

poster store hanging up gallery wall


6) STEP  6  -  ADMIRE  YOUR  GALLERY  WALL!
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Yes, take a look at the finished gallery wall and admire the effort you have put in! That's what I did after I hung up these new posters in my bedroom. 


I hope this post has helped you learn how to create a personalised gallery wall. Like I said near the beginning, the art, posters and anything like that should represent your personality. It should represent your life, your ambitions, your dreams, the things you love and, most importantly represent YOU. 


The reasons why I chose these new posters in my bedroom? Well I'll tell you! I chose the Dahlia posters as artistic pieces to hang either side of the middle one. Plus I love flowers. The middle one - 'Inhale, Exhale' kind of represents my life in general. Having Cystic Fibrosis, my whole life is been evolved around breathing, I got to take care of my lungs and keep them happy so that quote poster portrays that. 

inhale exhale poster store

Another poster I chose was this huge 'Namastay in bed' - purely because it's a quote meaning sleep and is perfect to hang in my bedroom. Plus, I love sleep, well, who doesn't?! 

namastay in bed poster store

The last piece I chose was this smaller poster of a quote I found on Poster Store which kind of gave me goose bumps when I read it. It illustrates what I want my life to be like right now. Positive thoughts and vibes is something I am always saying to others and is something I want my life to be based on. I wanted a rose gold frame to make it stand out which sits perfectly on my chest of drawers. 

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What do you think of my poster choices? Let me know below!


*The posters in these photo's are from Poster Store . All art views are my own. For 40% off on all posters (excluding Selection posters and frames) , use the code LUCYMARY40 at the checkout. The discount code ends 2nd August so be quick! For more information, please read the disclaimer. Thank you for your support!


60 comments
  1. I love a good gallery wall! Yours looks great, thank you for the advice

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    1. Thank you Jodie, gallery walls can add so much to the home!

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  2. What a great selection of posters & frame colours you have made Lucy! We love Poster Store too x

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    1. Thank you Simona, Poster Store are amazing aren't they?! x

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  3. These are some really gorgeous posters, I love the frames. I've heard some really great things about poster store x

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    1. Thank you Kayleigh, Poster store sell some amazing prints! x

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  4. Beautiful choices! It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful choices! I love your interior style xx

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  6. It looks so stunning ! I adore your room & interior style !

    Nons Mshengu
    Creator of Cher Belle

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  7. Thanks for sharing, the posters that you choose are lovely :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Thank you Nic, I'm glad you liked my choices of prints!

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  8. My bedroom is my sanctuary too! I love the pictures you've chosen and they look great in your room xx

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    1. Thank you so much Della, I love that your bedroom is your sanctuary too! xx

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  9. Oo I love the posters you picked, I love how minimal they are. I love my bedroom too, it’s my escape so I like my room to be quite minimal too x

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    1. Thank you Aaliyah, I agree, I need my bedroom to be quite minimalistic for it to be called my sanctuary x

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  10. I love the prints you picked! They suit you and your bedroom so much. And you're so right about the difficulties of hanging a gallery wall. I struggled SO much. It was actually hilarious. Haha.

    Claire.X
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Claire! Oh hanging a gallery wall is a tricky business, something I wouldn't like to do all of the time! x

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  11. LOVE the posters you picked, they match your walls so well! xx

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    1. Thank you Caroline, I'm glad that you like the choices! xx

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  12. love your new prints! I'm planning a gallery wall in my bedroom as we speak. It really changes a room and makes the space more cosy xx

    Violethollow.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, I completely agree, it can really make a room and add that special touch to it xx

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  13. Oh I love gallery walls so much! Thanks for sharing yours, it looks great!

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    1. Gallery walls are lovely additions to any home!

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  14. Fab tips! Your prints are beautiful!
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    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  15. Great tips here on cresting a photo wall. We have one I the living room and making sure they were all measured up properly to make the most of the space was so annoying lol. Great choices of prints.

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    1. Thank you Jordanne! The measuring part can be a pain and so annoying when it goes wrong!

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  16. Hi Lucy,

    Great work - just look at that alignment! Was that all 'by eye' or did you use a spirit level? Some excellent options from Poster Store too.

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    1. I would say half 'by eye' and using the Measure app on my Iphone!

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  17. As a keen gardener and lover of a good quote I have to say I love all your choices - your wall looks fab, Lucy! x

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa, I thought you'd appreciate the Dahlia posters! x

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  18. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour13 July 2021 at 03:15

    These look so cute. I love your choice of posters! They are fab and they made your room look so lovely!

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    1. Thank you Ruth, I love the difference it's made in my bedroom!

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  19. These look gorgeous and suit your room so well. I've heard of this company before and read other posts from bloggers who have worked with them - they certainly seem to be worth the try.

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    1. Thank you lovely! They're an amazing company and I love their posters!

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  20. Love the prints you chose, they work so well as a trio! Great post.

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  21. I absolutely LOVE your picks - they are soo your vibe! I've recently updated my hallway with some prints from Poster Store and it's given it a real new lease of life!
    Rosie

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    1. Thank you Rosie! Oh I'd love to see what prints you chose for your hallway x

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  22. I love the prints that you opted for and the three in a row layout. Picking the right theme can feel so hard when you're drawn to a few different options but yours looks great x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sophie! When there's so many good options to choose from, it's hard to choose the layout that you want! x

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  23. This is super helpful, we're just about to create one for our nursery! xx

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    1. Aww that sounds lovely babe, I can't wait to see photo's of it once it's finished! xx

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  24. UGH!! SO gorgeous. I love wall art. It seriously (aside from vases) is my fav home decor items! You've chosen some lovely pieces! It makes me happy that you love them so much! Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. Wall art is my favourite Lynn, it's the best! x

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  25. Love love gallery walls and those prints look great !

    http://www.fruityandpassion.com/2021/06/summer-homeware-with-new-arrivals-from.html#more

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    1. Gallery walls are brilliant aren't they?!

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  26. I love the posters you've chosen. They all complement each other and look really pretty.

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  27. I love the symmetry you've created with the floral prints either side of the quote; what a sweet addition to your home decor! Have a fabulous weekend :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle, have a fab weekend too! x

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  28. I have worked with them and they have such a beautiful range don’t they! You have chosen a great selection!

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    1. They really do sell such a lovely range of prints don't they?!

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  29. wow! such beautiful art prints! Love your style x

    http://adventuresinmay.blogspot.com

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  30. I've been looking for some new prints! I'm definitely going to check them out!

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  31. I love these tips! I'm planning on doing a gallery wall for my office when we finally get it cleared of all the residual moving boxes so these tips will come in handy!

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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