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Gallery wall don't always have to hang over the wall. I recently did a refresh on my daughters' bedroom and decided I wanted to add a focal point but with a purpose: to enhance the beauty of life and self-esteem! So I chose to create a gallery wall over shelves because it will make it easier to update and change each piece without having to do a new hole on the wall.
I have 3 girls with different ages and tastes. Over this gallery wall I chose elements that will speak to each of them; but specially to the tween one. For her I chose phrases like "If you stumble, make it part of the dance" and "you are beautiful" (both canvases from HomeGoods). Those of you who've done the parenting job know that tweens and teens sometimes need a little reminder of how great life is and how amazing they are. So these canvases are a way into to her heart and mind.
Now, for the little ones, I got a cute ceramic giraffe and metallic triangles to decorate this area (both accessories are available at HomeGoods). My 5 year old who's starting to read, loved the wire phrase "BE YOU"; she simply is "her"!
Framed photos are a great reminder of sisterly love and how powerful family and love are.
After I finished mounting these ledges (shelves), I thought about enhancing this area a bit more. So I came up with the idea of framing this setting inside a house. This is a very delicate final touch but, instead of going "too girly", I opted for a simple white over gray silhouette.
To make this house I measured about 5" from the edge of each shelf outward and drew my vertical lines. For the top I measured 18" from the center of the shelves upward and join each vertical line to this center top point. I taped the lines with painter's tape to make sure that I painted withing my measurements and that I had a clean result.
I can't believe how simple yet striking this area is now. The beauty of this gallery wall over the shelves is that, as soon as the girls get tired of these accessories, I can easily change and replace them to create another look.
Have you tried creating gallery wall over shelves? If so, what did you use to decorate them?