This is a Sponsored Post. Thank you to the Poster Store for providing me with free frames and posters for my gallery wall, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
We all want our homes to look nice but now more than ever we also want to consider the environmental impact of our choices and ensure we are being planet friendly. The perfect way to give a room in your home a new look is to create a gallery wall. If you’re looking for inspiration the Poster Store has a wonderful range of Scandinavian design posters and frames. And not only are they beautiful and affordable but the posters are printed on sustainably produced high quality paper, giving you wonderful artwork to hang on your walls. The unique prints are the perfect way to create your own sustainable gallery wall just for you.
Creating a unique gallery wall
One of the first things you need to decide when creating a gallery wall is whether you are going to use photographs and art that you already have or if you are going to create a gallery wall with new frames and prints.
If you decide to go with photos and art that you already have it’s a good idea to pick out your favourites and sort them into themes. Write down the sizes as this will help with designing the layout.
With new prints and frames, you’re less restricted as you will be able to design your layout and then choose your frames and prints to fit your layout as they come in so many different sizes.
Once you have decided on what you’ll be using the next step is to measure the space you want to fill with wall art so you can create your layout.
The layout is very important and will have a big impact on how your finished wall looks, whether you are using your own pictures and art or new frames and prints. You may choose to go with a modern eclectic look which reflects your own personality or a more formal box / grid layout.
There are lots of different ways you can arrange your picture frames to create a stunning display of wall art, but at the end of the day it is largely down to personal choice and your own personal taste and interior design style.
If you need some inspiration on layout or theme, take a look at Poster Store as they have a large selection of different themes and categories, with a new poster collection being released every Tuesday. They also have a section on their website showing different gallery wall layouts with posters and picture frames in different sizes.
6 step recap on creating your gallery wall
Here’s a quick summary of things to do when creating your new gallery wall.
- Choose your prints, art, objects, and frames for your gallery wall
- Measure your space
- Design your layout
- Mount your prints in their frames
- Position your frames / objects on the floor or table to check you are happy with the layout
- Hang your frames / objects on your wall
Creating our gallery wall with sustainable prints from Poster Store
Now that I’ve given you theory of how to create a new gallery wall, let’s talk about how I created mine.
We moved into our new home last year and we have a staircase with glass panels and a large area of blank wall space that is just perfect for creating a new gallery wall on.
It took me a while to decide what to fill the space with but as we love travelling, I decided I wanted to fill it with beautiful Nature posters. The Poster Store has a great collection of nature posters / prints, so it was easy to pick out my favourites.
As it’s such a large space with pale coloured walls I decided to go with all black metal frames which really make the prints stands out and using the same frames throughout the layout helps to give it a cohesive look.
As soon as I saw the large 100 x 70 cm “Do More Of What Makes You Happy” poster I fell in love with it and decided it would make a great focal point for my layout. I then used my computer to design a layout of frame sizes to fill the wall space I was using for the gallery; you can do this just as easily with a pencil and piece of paper.
Once I had my layout and frame sizes, as I mentioned before we decided to go with the black metal frames from the Poster Store, I chose the rest of my nature prints.
The frames and prints I ordered from the Poster Store arrived quickly and were easy to assemble with sturdy backboards and simple metal clip fastenings to hold the print and backboard in place. The frames come with recyclable acrylic glass which is lighter and stronger than real glass but has the same reflective qualities. Being lighter means, they weigh less to transport which also helps to keep the carbon footprint down.
Once the prints were in their frames, I layer them out on the floor to make sure I was happy with the layout before fixing them to the wall.
Why I Chose Poster Store
There are lots of companies selling picture frames and posters but as I mentioned at the start, we’re all becoming more aware of the environmental impact of our choices as consumers and one of the reasons I chose Poster Store is for their eco-friendly environmental credentials.
The Swedish company that prints the posters have been awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, the Swedish symbol for environmentally friendly and sustainable production, and certified according to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). The paper used for printing the posters is Munken Kristall, a premium quality design paper. The paper is environmentally certified by FSC and PEFC. The certifications ensure that the wood used for the posters comes from responsibly managed forests that meet the highest environmental and social standards.
In addition, Poster Store pride themselves on using smart logistics and short transport routes where possible to help reduce their carbon footprint.
And obviously their great choice of frames and beautiful selection of posters was the deciding factor.
If this has inspired you to create your own gallery wall why not pop over to the Poster Store and check out their prints and frames. If you place an order before 23rd May 2022 you can use the code frankie50 to take advantage of a 50% discount on full price frames and posters (excludes the “selection” category posters and frames).