Low Cost Focal Wall {The Boys' Bedroom}

As part of my snail-paced ongoing effort to decorate my boys' bedroom, I finally got around to creating a focal gallery wall behind where their beds are positioned.  It has actually been up for a couple months now, and I surprisingly haven't changed things up!  #iamfickle

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I wanted to create a gallery wall at minimal cost.  Since I have so many picture frames in storage, I was initially going to reuse a few for a more collected look.  However, as I was laying things out, I realized I wanted the actual color to come through the images.  I wanted the photos and artwork to take center stage, not the frames.

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So, I purchased four white Ribba frames in two different sizes to accomplish the look I wanted.  I did end up adding in a coordinating blue frame that I already had, as well as a free table lamp to create more visual balance and "weight".

Design Tip:  An odd number grouping of images will help you achieve a balanced look when creating asymmetrical wall arrangements.

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What better way to personalize the kids' focal wall than with their actual photos and artwork?  So easy and cheap (or free)!  With simple white frames, I will also be able to easily rotate out their pictures and add to the gallery wall over time, if I so choose.

Shopping Tip:  Ikea is a great source for simple and very affordable wall frames.  The Ribba frames come matted and are available in various sizes.  Grouped together, they create big impact at low cost!

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I am still looking for a new "home" for the free mirror!

My boys' bedroom is now looking a bit more pulled together with the addition of the focal wall.  The room is still a work in progress, but it certainly has come a long way from what we inherited.


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8 comments :

  1. The frames are placed impeccably. Great tip for the odd number. Also, the little detail to add a blue mat in just one photo, is a statement. And makes the whole arrangement flow.

    You know how pictures are a 1000 words? I realized this: "I wanted the photos and artwork to take center stage, not the frames." just by looking at your photos, right before I read it.
    Good photography there. :)

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    1. Thank you! I eyeballed the placement of the frames, while my husband hung them. It was an interesting process! Glad you like the arrangement... :)

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  2. Love this! I love how the white frames look with the blue. Pinning, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Jody! Glad you like the gallery wall. Thank you for stopping by too. :)

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  3. Great tips on where to find frames and to hang them in odd numbers. The focal wall looks fantastic. I love your decor style. Stopping by from Your Turn To Shine :).

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    1. Thanks Amy! I appreciate you stopping by, and leaving the time to comment. :)

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  4. Ribba frames are great! And your gallery wall is so nice - I'm sure your sons are proud to see their artwork framed and hung on the wall :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! My boys' room is filled with their artwork. I love seeing it up as much as they do. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. :)

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