This stairway gallery wall brought character and style to this two story stairwell.
Quite a while ago I painted our banister and added a carpet runner, but our stairwell still felt a bit bland. Finally I decided that a gallery wall was what this space was missing. I’ve been pinning gallery walls that I love for years and have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them!
I picked up a bunch of frames in different sizes during Michael’s Black Friday sale last year. They weren’t all exactly the same, but all were made by the same manufacturer and were very similar. I ended up paying about $150 for all of the frames. Then I printed most of the photos during one of Shutterfly’s 50% off sales. I spent about $75 to have all the photos printed.I decided to mat the color pictures, and leave the black and white photos without mats. I felt like the mats sort of toned down the color on the color photos.
**post contains affiliate links** As for hanging I used Command picture hanging strips. I love that with the strips I didn’t have to put a million little holes in the wall. I also like how if the photos get bumped they don’t end up tilting. On most of the frames I used two command strips, but on the largest frames I used a third strip across the top. Since hanging these all I have swapped out photos and none of the frames have fallen or been knocked down.
Now I feel like our entry is so much more warm and inviting, and gives our home exactly the feeling that I want it to convey.
I was planning on continuing the gallery all of the way up to the ceiling over time, but because we are selling our house and moving I’ve got to call this one “done”. If I were to add photos though I was hoping to integrate these wood and these brass frames. Maybe I’ll be able to do that in the next house! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope this post inspired you to add some character to your stairwell! For all the other posts related to this space here are the links:
- Shop My Lighting
- Painted Cement Tile
- Painted Banister and Carpet Runner
- Shoe Stretcher Coat Rack
- Hallway Reading Nook