do it yourself 

Living Room Gallery Wall

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Here is how I created a large gallery wall that was also budget-friendly in my living room. Let me show you. 

Pick A Wall

There was a small gallery wall behind the sectional but I wanted to create something larger and a little more dramatic on this large wall space.

Find the Artwork: My #1 tip is to find public-domain artwork that is free to download. I Search the collections on larger museum websites. (The National Gallery of Art for example). If you don't feel like searching you can get a set of digital prints for about $10 on Etsy. There are free downloads on my site of some of the artwork that I use.



Finding Frames

Don’t be afraid to mix and match frames It can add character and interest to your gallery wall. I used what I already had. Thrift stores are great places to look too.


Choosing Artwork

I used a graphic design app (Canva) and made a mockup of the frames and dropped in artwork until I liked how it looked.

Where to Print


Printing Artwork

If you are a Costco member they had the best prices on printing out the larger sizes. (online). All of my prints cost around $85.

Then it was time to hang all the prints up.  I also removed the glass from the frames to keep a more vintage art look.


Finished Gallery Wall

The gallery wall changed the feel of the living room so much! 

Stop by my site to download some of the artwork seen here plus other public-domain images that I found.