Creating Holiday Gallery Wall

Sometimes, things that happen by accident turn out to be some of my favorite projects.  My holiday gallery wall is one of those things and I can’t wait to share with you how it turned out and give you some tips and ideas for creating your own!

 

As you might know, I created a collected gallery wall around my TV in the family room using a mix of photos, signs, pictures, and objects.

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When I was unpacking the Christmas decorations, I came across a holiday print that I had picked up last year at a post-Christmas sale.  I decided to hang it on my gallery wall, removing one of the frames that was already there.  And then a plan was born and my holiday gallery wall came to life!

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I didn’t change out the location of any nails so that when Christmas is over, I can easily put the original decor back on the wall.  Instead, I simply removed some items and replaced them with themed images, or in other cases, just updated the existing items!  I bought this cute mirror but decided it was just a bit too small for the space.  To give it a larger presence, I added a big gingham bow to the top for extra visual impact.  {Bow tutorial here.}

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Some of the frames I left in place but just updated the image.  A polka-dot gift bag made the perfect accent in this frame!

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Gift box lids work well, too!  You can also use holiday scrapbooking paper, tissue paper, Christmas cards, children’s’ artwork, and more!

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Two frames were just too cumbersome to change out the photos, so I added a bit of velvet ribbon to better help them tie in with the rest of the newly updated wall.

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I added a few other items to the wall, including a string of ornaments along with two silver animal heads.  I owned the reindeer and moose but didn’t have them on the wall, as I only bring them out seasonally.  Once up, I just couldn’t resist adding a little red pom-pom to this Rudolph!

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I also added a small cedar garland on top of the TV stand for a little color and fun, accented with a few red glass ornaments.

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And I finally put my vintage blocks to good use in the game vignette that sits atop the TV stand…

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…with a few added to a mercury glass cloche to give it a festive “Merry” look!

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My family room is finally starting to come together, don’t you think?!

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I still have lots of decorating to do, though.  Up next is the dining room, followed by the living room, Christmas tree, and my bedroom mantel.  Photos coming soon!

 

 

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5 comments on Creating Holiday Gallery Wall

  1. Rondell
    December 10, 2014 at 6:21 AM (3 years ago)

    I have the same around my tv, thanks for the ideas on how to decorate the wall for Christmas, yours looks so nice!

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  2. At Rivercrest Cottage
    December 10, 2014 at 6:36 AM (3 years ago)

    what a great idea. Really a wonderful holiday look for so little. love it.

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  3. Garden, Home and Party
    December 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM (3 years ago)

    Your wall gallery around your TV is one of my favorites. How clever to create a seasonal change in the space. It looks very festive and fun.
    Karen

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  4. CoCo
    December 10, 2014 at 2:46 PM (3 years ago)

    Your living room is so festive. I love your gallery wall. Super fantastic.

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  5. Segreto Secrets
    December 10, 2014 at 3:44 PM (3 years ago)

    I absolutely LOVE the wrapped picture frames on the gallery wall! Such a simple and festive decorating trick! Happy holidays!!
    xo. Leslie
    Segreto Finishes

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