Make the most of tight wall space with this simple corner gallery wall.
We’ve all been stumped by a space at one time or another. Whether it’s an oddly shaped room, an off centre architectural element, or an awkward wall space, every home has at least one space that just seems wacky and weird.
Ours had many. Doors that opened the wrong way; long, narrow rooms that made it impossible to arrange furniture; windows that felt too low, or too high or totally off centre. Honestly, I could go on and on.
Luckily, over the years, we’ve managed to rework a lot of these spaces through our renovations (you can read a recap about our renovations here), fixing up as many of those tricky spots as we could along the way.
But one that remained – a design dilemma that’s stumped my since the day we moved into this old house was our stairway.
Because it’s open to our main living space + front entry, I’ve always struggled to decide whether the wall decor should face the entry and living room or the stairway. As you can see in the photo above, I settled on the stairway – this wood sign looked so lovely as we walked down the stairs, but this view from my living room never did feel quite right.
And then it hit me – why not both?! If this little nook wasn’t made for a corner gallery wall, I don’t what is!
So, I ordered up some of these beautiful wood frames, making sure to vary the sizes and then spent some time playing around with different layouts.
I decided to work with the straight edge of the inside corner on the wall – lining up the edges on the inside of my frame arrangement, but letting the outside feather out organically.
Once I got the layouts all figured out, I used this templating idea to transfer it all to the walls seamlessly (even better – these frames CAME WITH their own templates, so I didn’t even have to make my own!).
And you guys, I’m SO thrilled with how it came together! This simple little corner gallery wall turned out to be THE PERFECT solution for this tricky stairway nook!
Now the view looks just as wonderful from our living room + front entryway as it does coming down the stairs.
And even better, it gave me the opportunity to finally display the family pictures we took two years ago! #itsabouttime
I’d love to hear where you might put a corner gallery wall to work in your home! Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Wishing you the most lovely day my friends!