So you want to add flare to the bare walls in your place but you have a tight budget? Contrary to what you may believe, you do not need an excessive amount of spending cash to make your place feel like it could belong in a magazine. Adding a gallery wall can prove to be an easy and economical way to spice up your home decor. Keep reading on how to quickly set up your gallery wall on a budget.
1. Selection of Frames
When selecting frames they don't have to match size, shape or color which makes starting a gallery wall a relatively easy and cheap DIY project. Cheap frames can be found at any Goodwill for as low as $1. You could rack up on vintage frames at your local thrift store. If you're willing to spend a little more cash, places like Homegoods and AtHome have a variety of options. If you aren't feeling the colors, you could always choose to spraypaint your frames! Chalk spraypaint will give any frame a nice vintage touch.
2. Buy Printable and Downloadable Art.
If you own a decent printer you can buy downloadable art and size it fit any frames that you bought when you went on your bargain hunt! If you like to travel, you can download city Maps like this one of Manhattan and print pictures that give off a New York vibe. You can buy downloadable art (like the Read Digital Illustration from my Store) that follows the same color scheme, from the same artist, or even includes some of your honorable accomplishments like diplomas and degrees. However, the images do not have to all follow the same themes if you're feeling adventurous!
There's no right or wrong way to construct your gallery wall. For easy mounting (especially if you're in a rental), use Command Strips!
3. Add some positive quotes
A mixture of art and quotes or just quotes can make your gallery wall the talk of the friend group. Search Pinterest and Google for quotes and then print them from home. Don't own a printer? You can find quotes and word wall art at stores like HomeGoods, Ross, Burlington and Marshalls. Again check your local thrift store for cute and eccentric finds. Decorating doesn't have to break your pockets if you plan right.
Thanks to the pandemic, more of us have become DIYers and are looking to make our regular apartments seem not so regular. Remember, your gallery wall is your gallery wall. Measurements don't have to be accurate (unless you want them to) and frames don't have to much. If you want to spruce up your apartment on a dime, try these tips for starting your gallery wall on a budget. If you are looking for more digital (printable) art, please check out my products!