There was something missing in my room at home and my mom was begging me to spend time figuring out what it needed. Finally, I figured it out... I needed a cool gallery wall. This is an easy, DIY project that can be done on a budget. I spent $100 on the entire thing! Here are the steps I took when creating the vision I had in my head.
Before I start any project I usually browse Pinterest for inspiration and ideas on what exactly I want. I usually pin a ton of things on my profile here.
Next, I had to figure out the prints I wanted to use. Should I get a premade package? Should I buy bulk prints online? Should I get them in person? This was probably one of the hardest parts of the entire project, second to actually picking the order on the wall (especially for my indecisive self). I decided on hand picking individual prints on Etsy. All of my prints except one are from the same seller, TheScandinavianHome. But there are hundreds of different stores if you want a certain style or different photos.
After purchasing my downloadable prints online, I went to a Kinkos near my house to get them printed. I was unsure what type of paper to get since I am not an expert at printing, so I just went with the cheapest option as I am a broke college student. I got the regular paper (higher quality would be cardstock or matte) and forced the poor employee to help me with sizing since I was clueless. I ended up doing two sizes: 11x17 and 8.5x14, but you can do whichever you prefer!
I found some nice, affordable frames at Michaels. They had multiple colors and sizes so this was a pretty simple step. Putting the prints into the frames was time-consuming but easy. Next, I had to figure out the order I wanted the prints on. I wanted it to flow and look spontaneous. My parents and boyfriend almost killed me during this step but it's fine. FINALLY after choosing my order, my dad helped me hang them and ta da!