I haven’t made any real changes in our dining room in the past couple of years but today I’m excited to share with you the winter art gallery wall that I created in partnership with Minted! And bonus, I’m also sharing my easy tips for how to create your own gallery wall.
When we re-did our dining room a few years ago (reveal here) I created large gallery wall with prints all very colorful and happy. I love that happy look but wanted to try something new for winter (and beyond) so reached out to Minted to see about partnering on creating a holiday gallery wall. And this was born.
I ended up picking out mostly winter/neutral shots from their incredible selection, which is great because much of the art can stay up for more than just the month of December. And after all the holes I put into our walls, I figure I need that much time to mentally gear up for patching and hanging new art.
I chose fairly muted prints and mixed in variety of frames, with and without borders, and even used some of Minted’s new canvas options! This wall is really tricky not just to photograph but to look at in real life due to the glare from the windows on the opposite side of the room, so adding in more canvas really helped. Plus I think you can’t go wrong with mixing finishes/styles to create a more curated gallery wall.
I used my go-to method in creating this gallery wall which is to start with a piece you love, in this case the person walking in the snow (which comes in a few different colorways), and then added in more prints that echo the same general color scheme. Then I vary the size of each piece with my favorite being the biggest, black and white being the smallest, and everything else in between. I don’t get too fancy but do a rough layout of how the colors/pieces look together, like this (you can just do it easily in Microsoft Paint by copying and pasting, no special skills required):
I think it is so helpful to see how the sizes/prints will work together before hitting the “order” button. Then once I receive the prints I lay them out on the floor to get a better idea of how I’d like them on the wall.
Honestly, I don’t overly measure when hanging (in fact I used no tape measure for this installation!) but do try to keep things fairly balanced and to keep the gaps between pictures roughly the same.
I wanted to do this new gallery wall last year and don’t know why I waited until now! It makes such a difference in this room not just for the holidays but for all winter long. And the best part is that many of these prints can transition for a post-winter look, especially if they’re spread out throughout the house. So let this be a lesson to you, don’t hesitate to change your carefully curated gallery wall for the season or otherwise, especially when you can rearrange existing art to give your home a fresh look or even just add a new piece or two!
Sources: pinecone art | ski lift art | winter people art | black pine trees art | walking in snow art | horns art | reindeer art | white birch trees art | sofa | floor lamp | diy buffet | white table lamps | fur pillow | tabletop tree | cake stand | marble tulip table | glass trees