Create a mini gallery wall in an afternoon

I (along with many of you guys) love changing things up in my home pretty regularly and I (also along with many of you guys) don’t have the magic money tree that is so often spoken about these days so need to be resourceful when changing things up. Our little boys bedroom has stayed pretty neutral on the walls since we decorated the room before his arrival, letting the beautiful sketched animal wallpaper do all of the talking.


I fancied adding a little colour and personality to the wall above the chest of drawers, there are already pastel accents throughout the room so I decided to pick out a few and added in a denim blue to give it a little grown up edge. I have been collecting prints and cute postcard quotes for a little while, as we have lots of half used tester posts I managed to paint each frame a different colour, all in keeping with the rooms colour scheme, the small frames are the cheap unfinished ones from Ikea…perfect for upcycling! The stags head was something I wasn’t really keen on but it leant itself perfectly to being upcycled into a stripey Zebraesq (not a real word I know) stag bringing all the different colours I’d used together.

To hang the frames I used command damage free strips, they’re so quick and easy to use and I’m really hoping they are  ‘damage free’ when I decide to change the wall up as this wallpaper is my favourite. To hang a gallery wall that looks relaxed and informal I like to start higher at one end and slope down gradually to the other, then add an exception in to make it look a little more interesting, I’ve done this here with the stags antlers.


The prints I used all compliment each other, the frame colours and the room decor itself, which is important when you’ve decided to use a rainbow of colours as I did. Once I was happy with the wall layout I styled the top of the drawers with some books and toys that compliment the artwork and done…a seriously quick and easy gallery wall update complete.


I’d love to see your mini gallery wall ideas and I’d also love to hear from anyone who successfully removed the damage free hanging strips from wallpaper (that’ll be another blog post I’m sure). There’s more upcycled kids room inspo here if you fancy reading on…

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Natalie Lockwood Interiors has been showcased at Grand Designs Live and Ideal Home Show as well as being featured in national newspapers and magazines.