From the moment we installed the shiplap in our office last August, I just knew that I wanted a fun gallery wall to hang above it. I bought some frames, printed some vintage art and came up with this fun design. It wasn’t planned and I went on a whim with the layout, but I love it! The mix of modern and traditional frames paired with the vintage art really does something for me. I’m all about that eclectic vibe.
So how big is this gallery wall? What size are the frames? Those are some of the most common questions I’ve received lately so I put together a little graphic for you with all the sizing. I’m also sourcing all my frames and sharing the details on where I like to find my art and where/how to print it. Keep reading!
But first, let’s take a look at the gallery wall, shall we?
You may notice that I took out the glass out of all of my frames (well except one, but only because the glass is glued into the frame). I just tucked the glass behind the art/mat board and in front of the frame backing. That way if I want to use the glass in the future, I still have it easily accessible.
The reason I removed the glass from these frames is because this room is very sunny with reflections from our front office window and the back living room windows. If I would have kept the glass on, this gallery wall would just be a constant glare. Plus I think having the art without glass makes it feel more authentic and like a real painting.
Here’s the graphic I made with all the sizes of my frames. I honestly have no idea how wide the spacing is between the frames. I think an average of 3 inches? Let’s go with that. I laid the frames out on the floor and eyeballed the spacing. I’m super technical over here, can’t you tell?
I have a ton of art sources, but my favorites are BFF Print Shop and Etsy. You can purchase digital downloads and then print them in any size you need. Mpix is my favorite printing source. I use their Fine Art print in Giclee. I love that their art is really affordable to print (an 8×10 is around $5) and it actually looks like a real painting. How cool is that?
Although I don’t have my exact art sourced for you, here’s a few similar ones that are available for download.
I’ve rounded up my favorite frames for you. I have used all of these frames somewhere in my home, not necessarily for this gallery wall, but they could work for any gallery wall.
This is the frame I used for the larger 12×36″ size. I love that you can customize the frame to be any size you need. When printing at Mpix, once you upload your image, you can crop it down to fit your frame size. So easy!
Do you have any questions on this gallery wall? Drop them below!
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