Welcome back! Today is the day our group gives an update on each of our gallery walls, but before I fill you in on the details for that, I need to first give you an update on the room it is going in. A year ago (almost exactly to the day!) I shared our boys’ bedroom with you. This is how it looked then:
Now many of you are going to say you like this version better than what it currently looks like, and if you have been around here any time at all, you may say…What? Kelly got rid of red??? Yes, I really did…and there were two reasons for it. First, it just seemed too brown…a lot of brown wood furniture and all that brown plaid, brown… brown… brown, and secondly, every single bedroom here has red. That was just too much. So here is the latest with some old drapes I recycled back in there. (That yellow color and that room are very hard to photograph, so you really can’t see the true color very well.)
I painted yellow over the bright red in the bookcases.
I redid the sports number picture of our son’s football number by the dresser in yellow as well.
And I painted over the board by the antique postmaster’s desk changing it from red to black. (There’s quite enough yellow in the room now.)
When we last looked at this room, my husband had finished making only one of the beds.
Now there are two, and that brings us to the point of this whole post – the place for the gallery wall.(Aren’t you glad I got you all caught up with everything?!) Here is the other bed all dressed in yellow and black.
My plans are to do a gallery wall over the headboard here. The room has kind of a sporty/collegiate vibe so I have some things I want to include in it…college pictures, graduation photos, diploma, etc. And if possible, I think I also want to use a basket or two like the ones over the desk to tie the two wall groupings together. Not 100% sure of that yet.
Even though both our sons recently moved to the Seattle area, I still consider this to be their room. So I am a little perplexed about including the collegiate things belonging to only one of our sons in the gallery wall (the one whose bed it is going above.) There is another empty wall beside our other son’s bed….
It is a good size, but, as you can see in the photograph, it is beside the desk with the arrangement of baskets on the wall.
And to the left of the desk is this…
So I am afraid to add anything else to that wall because I am afraid that it will be too busy. Your eyes need some place to rest in a room (and that yellow color is quite enough on your eyes!) What do you think? Way too much for the room? My other idea is to utilize the entire corner of the space around the bed that is going to have the gallery wall, and mix in belongings from both of the boys. Or will that also be too busy for the room?
I know we shared inspirational ideas for gallery walls last week, but I have specifically been looking at corner galleries this week to see if they can help me with this. Here are a few (and the first one has really good tips for how to hang one.) I like the letter included in this one.
More letters included here.
And this one has the black and white photographs mixed with other art.
I would love your advice on which option to choose for the art display…1 wall or 2 walls? 1 side or a corner? I plan on utilizing the paper-cut-to the-right-size-and-shape-taped-to-the-wall to help with the arrangement on it so that I don’t put any more nails in it than I have to.
Hope you are enjoying reading about all our gallery wall projects this month. (I don’t know how in the world I was invited to be in this very talented group of decorator/designers, but I am so happy and humbled to be a part of it!) Go catch up on everyone’s plans by clicking on their links below (after the project badge.)
Thank you so much for reading and visiting the other blogs today, and don’t forget our big reveal will be next Monday – Oct 20! And I would love to hear your thoughts about which wall(s) to use for our gallery wall.
Until next time.