I have always loved gallery walls, but truthfully they scare the cr*p out of me. I know deep down it’s not the end of the world to hang something and then change your mind… however the thought of covering or filling in holes for no reason seems completely ridiculous to me.
Landon & Kate’s bedroom (yes, our toddler boy and baby girl share a room!) is decorated in a Canadian theme. There are a few elements that I knew I wanted to add in the room but the wall with the window was driving me a little crazy. I wasn’t sure what would look good on either side, I needed to keep the decor masculine enough but also make it apparent that a little baby girl sleeps here too.
When I found the print of the Bird Islands I knew it would end up in the room somehow but I was still unsure how to balance everything without making a mess of the walls. I have seen a few gallery walls that go around a doorway but this one from Addison’s Wonderland Blog was the one that has stuck in my mind.
I am really glad that I took my time to find the “right” pieces for these walls and didn’t rush for the sake of completing the project; each piece represents something or adds a bit of personality to reflect each child.
I found this Canadian stamp frame at the Baddeck Festiville and fell in love with it. Not only does it match the room perfectly, it add color and a sense of whimsy to the gallery wall.
Kids gallery walls add a fun assortment of art, DIY and crafts to a bedroom. Getting the gallery wall layout and ideas can be tricky – check out this post for some inspiration.
This piece was especially fun to make and was the original reason why Landon and I set out to make rock family art this summer. We ended making 6 rock families all together – the other 5 will be very inexpensive, but entirely custom Christmas gifts.
Gallery Wall Sources:
- Bird Island Print / Frame – Sarah Beck, Cape Breton Artist / Michael’s
- Wooden Hanging Frame – Dollarama (I hot glued the wooden clothes pin to the frame, it was also from Dollarama)
- Rock Family Art – The canvas and frame are from Dollarama while the rock family art was created by Landon and I
- Canada Print – Homesense
- Beach scene in frame – Postcard from Causebox and the frame is from Dollarama
- Flower Rope Art – All For Knot
- Canadian Stamp Frame – Ryan S., Cape Breton Artist
- Lighthouse Rock Art – B. Aube, Bathurst Artist
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