Over the last couple of years, I have discovered that I have an obsession for gallery walls in my home. We have one in our master bedroom, one in Rory's nursery, and one in the playroom so I guess it should come as no surprise that I decided we needed to have one in the living room as well. I used to be really overwhelmed by the idea of creating a gallery wall. I would see all these great ones on Pinterest and I felt so inadequate in terms of being able to create one in my own home. But at some point I decided to just go for it and it's been a love affair ever since. However, now that almost every room in my home has one, I guess I'm done.
Olivewood Designs and the wooden signs from Rustic Little Roost. I also advise using photographs that look as though they belong in the room in which you are putting them. I try not to put up photos where the colors we are wearing don't match the look of the gallery. This may limit the photos that you can hang, but in my opinion, it makes the gallery look so much better.
As far as hanging the items, I eyeball it. I know there are all kinds of creative ways to help you hang galleries, but I honestly look at my pictures of the layout and then eyeball where they are going to go, usually working from the corner pieces inward. I usually don't even mark the spots where I'm going to pound/drill. It may not be the most precise way to go about it, but it somehow works for me with little to no frustration and usually very few "whoops" holes.
I'm thrilled with this wall and it adds so much visual interest to my living room. Despite the fact that I love the wall, I'm always a little sad when my projects are completed. I guess it's on to the next thing, whatever that may be!