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How to make your own Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are still a Pinterest favourite and well loved by interior design bloggers.  Creating a gallery wall is relatively simple as long as you have a clear plan before you start hanging anything. 

By considering the points we’ve put together below, you can hang your pictures with confidence…


Layout is probably the most important aspect of gallery wall yet the most overlooked.  If you have ever hung a picture and had to rehang it because it wasn’t quite in the right place the first time, imagine how stressful it will have to rehang five or ten pictures!

One way to ensure you're going like the layout before it's too late it to place the frames on the floor and play with the size and adjust where necessary.  This design can then be replicated on the wall. Another fool-proof way to plan your gallery wall is to cut out paper to the size of each frame. You can tack it to the wall while you decide where each frame to go.  Pinterest is full of tips like this and diagrams such as the one below..

How To Hang Gallery Wall 


Where to hang your Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are used to add impact to a space so it's important that you hang your frames in the right place.  Due to their scale, it's often best to do this somewhere where you have a large blank wall, such as in the hallway, or behind the sofa.  Another great place to add a gallery wall is on the stairwell wall as the angled nature lends itself well to the mix and match approach of a gallery wall.

Gallery Wall Stairs 



The great thing about a gallery wall is you can make it as personal or stylish as you like. Choose your favourite quotes, colours, motifs, or patterns to create an eclectic look.  Or it can be an interesting way to display family photos, this is especially effective when printed in black and white to create a cohesive feel.

Gallery Art 



There are so many options when it comes to choosing picture frames for a gallery wall.  Choose matching frames and the look becomes elegant and structured (this works best if the artwork your displaying has a theme i.e. black and white).  Whilst you can create an eclectic look by mixing frame styles and sizes – we suggest keeping the artwork quite simple when mixing the frames to stop the look becoming over whelming.

Galllery Mixing Frames 


Gallery walls are the perfect way to inject a sense of personality in your home without having to redecorate or spend a great deal of money. The options we've looked at above make them a versatile option to consider when wanting to give your home a new look for 2017!


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5 Valentine’s Day Inspired Interiors

Colour, pattern, and texture can all be used to create a different atmosphere in your rooms. Cool colours like blue and green project a soothing mood, whilst warm colours like red tends to portray a passionate energy.  Because of these properties it’s no surprise that as Valentine’s gets closer we start to see this colour more and more.

Dark & Romantic

Making your home feel more romantic doesn’t mean you have to reach for the pink or red paint.  Dark colours are great at creating an atmosphere, and work really well when paired with stronger flashes of colour.  Flowers and greenery will also help to contrast the darkness.

Valentines Dark 

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Classic & Oriental

Layering pink and reds can create a sophisticated and feminine look and stops the pale pink from becoming too sugary sweet.  The bird wallpaper and silk bedding gives this room a distinctively oriental feel.

Valentines Oriental 

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Pink, White & Black

This ultra-modern living space below has been given a pretty and romantic twist with a pastel pink sofa.  This works well against the monochrome colour scheme.  A gallery wall filled with your favourite black and white pictures will help add to the romance.

 Valentines Modern

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Floral Mural

This beautifully intricate mural makes a big statement. This could also look really striking behind a simple yet bold coloured sofa, in a tone such as the orangey red of the flower on the right.

 Valentines Mural

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Shabby Chic

Shabby chic is the classic romantic home style.  This look is inviting and is all about comfort and cosiness. Fresh flowers, fur throws and candles adorn a neutral colour palette.   This shabby chic theme is particular good if you’d like to avoid darker more intense colours like red and will give a much fresher look. 

Valentines Shabby Chic 

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Although these looks have been inspired by the romance of Valentine’s Day, they are versatile enough to work all year round, and in both traditional and modern style homes.  Been inspired to give your home a new look?  Don’t forget to comment below and tell us your plans…


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Trends for 2016: Cherished Gold

Gold has been popular in interior design for quite some time now, and it’s set to stay around for 2016.  Dulux are so sure this metallic hue will be even more popular this year that they’ve name ‘Cherished Gold’ as their colour of the year for 2016.

How to use this colour in your home

This colour has been developed by Dulux to be used with colours we may not usually associate with Gold, such as Mauve, Mint and Pastel Blue tones.  These combinations create a fresh and vibrant look with a touch of elegance.

Gold is a great way to add a touch of luxe into your home, and can be used in both traditional and contemporary schemes.  Take a look below at some of the best Gold accessories we’ve found…

 Gold Accessories

Have our finds inspired you to mix Gold with a non-traditional colour?  Comment below on how you plan to incorporate Cherished Gold into your home this year.


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New Year’s Resolution

Christmas holidays and the New Year are a great time to look back at the past, and more importantly, look forward to the year ahead. It’s a time to reflect on the changes you want to make and find the motivation to follow through.

With the expense of Christmas behind you what better time to start thinking of ways to save money… You may think giving your home a new look at this time of year is out of question,  but by doing some careful planning and reusing your furniture where possible you can breathe new life into your house without breaking the bank.

With Love From The Plumbs Family 

New Year, New Look - When cash flow is at a lull it can sometimes feel like you’re stuck with the same old décor in your home. But you don’t need to spend a fortune to make a quick and easy difference to a room.

Upcycling is a great alternative to buying a new sofa or suite; however it can be daunting especially when tackling larger pieces of furniture. Luckily Plumbs reupholstery service are your option for a cheaper alternative than new furniture….we can create a look……

From this

Before Ny 

To This

After Ny 

Discover the secret of a designer look home with a choice of designs and colours to suit your style and budget.

Morris Navy 

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