8 Tips for a Rustic Gallery Wall


My husband is finally back after being gone for the better part of 6 weeks! And to top it off, it was in the 70s all weekend here in Colorado. We celebrated being reunited with a day at the zoo and a family bike ride. It is so great to all be together again! We took the weekend to unwind from the craziness of the past month and just enjoy each others company. It was very much needed!

However, I am so ready to finish up a few projects we have had in the making for longer than I’d like to admit. The biggest one being finishing up the boys’ playroom. It has been a slow process transforming this room from a den to an official playroom. But I am loving the progress so far. A few weeks ago, I shared the slipcovered couch we got for this space, and we are still loving it (post here). I can’t believe how well milk spills clean up with just a wet washcloth! We also finally found a media stand that checked off all the boxes. I wanted it to provide extra storage for toys, while also being durable. I will share more about it soon.

The next thing on the list is to shiplap the wall behind the couch and add a gallery wall. Who doesn’t love a good gallery wall, right? They add so much character to any space. They can be tricky though! I have found that gallery walls can become busy looking fast or absolutely perfect. A good gallery wall can enhance any space instantly. I have spent months looking at gallery walls, and put together some of my absolute favorites. Each of these bloggers, incorporates rustic elements beautifully. Today, I want to share 8 tips to create the perfect rustic gallery wall!

  1. Nursery Gallery Wall// Pretty Real BlogAdding elements from nature are a classic way to add rustic touches to any space in your home. I love the elements of nature that she incorporated into this gallery wall. The wood round stump, arrows, “skull”, feathers, wood horse, and rustic frames all go seamlessly together because they are all things that can be found in nature.
  2. Corner Gallery Wall// Liz Marie Blog – Liz’s corner gallery wall, is what rustic dreams are made of! Rustic gallery walls are the perfect place to display horns or even full deer/cow heads. Mix the antlers or heads with other items not as rustic if you aren’t going for the cabiny look, like she does here.
  3. Staircase Gallery Wall// Little Vintage Nest – The mix of old and found makes this gallery wall such rustic vintage perfection. She incorporates family pictures in old frames, so they flawlessly work with the other unique vintage finds.
  4. Family Photo Wall// Kasey Buick BlogChippy paint. Need I say more? It is all the rage right now, and I can’t say that I mind! This family photo wall is full of chippy goodness that ties in all the beautiful frames, photos, and shelves. Chippy paint is an easy way to add simple rustic touches to any gallery wall.
  5. Vintage Nursery Wall// Fawn Over Baby – Add wood tones. Nothing says rustic like old barn wood or driftwood. Display family pictures in weathered wood frames, or hang it as a backdrop like she did here. This is one of my favorite gallery walls ever!
  6. Entryway Gallery Wall// Start @ Home Decor – Display numbers and letters. She does it beautifully in this entryway. The first letter of your last name, or number of people in your family is an easy way to personalize your rustic gallery wall.
  7. Old Window Gallery Wall// The Magic BrushWeathered window panes are a classic way to add instant rustic flare to your gallery wall. Add just one for a subtle touch or do a statement wall like she does here!
  8. Nursery Gallery Wall// The Girl in the Red Shoes – Don’t shy away from quotes and lyrics about love, family, and home. Display a long quote and work your gallery wall around it, or do a few small phrases. Here she uses short phrases with a similar theme, and keeps the frames in neutral tones to keep it from getting too busy.

Could these be any more beautiful? Writing this post is giving me the motivation I need to get our playroom gallery wall together! Do you love gallery walls? Wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day and as always thanks for stopping by!

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Hi, I'm Jess. Soon to be mom of three and lover of all things decor and design. Follow along as we renovate our newly bought farmhouse one room at at time, and welcome baby #3. So happy you are here!

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