Gallery Wall Refresh

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Our living room gallery wall around the tv has been bugging me lately. I have been moving away from the bright white look in our home to one that feels warmer. This doesn’t involve big drastic changes, but small ones that can make a difference in how the entire room feels. With the help of my go-to framing source, Custom Picture Frames, I swapped out the white frames and mostly white art for darker textured frames and warmer art. I’m so happy with how this gallery wall refresh turned out! I’ll link to all the art and which frames I used at the end. And, I also have a coupon code for you!

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Gallery Wall Before

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Do you see the three white framed pieces of art? Those are the ones that are changing. The piece on the bottom right is getting new art that will reach to the edge of the frame, but the frame is staying. Now, I do still love the art that I’m replacing. The black and white watercolors are very special to me since they were painted by my aunt who is no longer with us. I will be using those in another area of our home.

The New Pieces

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Look at those beauties!! As I usually do with gallery walls, I wanted a mix of different frame styles. I always choose to work with Custom Picture Frames when doing gallery walls because I’m not restricted on frame or mat sizes. Whatever art you want framed, you are able to create a frame and or mat around that art to suit your wants. Some pieces I chose to add mats to to break things up just a little bit. Loving the double mat on the smaller sketchings. Makes them feel extra special.

Custom Picture Frames Also Prints Art

The small sketches were pieces I had just picked up from our trip to Italy so I had those on hand. The other two pieces of art are printable downloads I purchased from Etsy. The great thing about Custom Picture Frames is that you can order just frames, OR you can send them your downloadable art files and they will print your art for you. That way when you get your frames the art is already professionally installed and they are ready to hang!

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Gallery Wall After

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Our living room has conflicting focal points due to our fireplace being angled in the corner. We did try to have the builder center the fireplace in the middle of the wall, but they wouldn’t allow it. When I look at the before photo with the lighter art I feel like I’m not sure where my eye should land. Fireplace or tv, fireplace or tv? In the after with the darker frames and art my eye has a place to rest on the art. And the tv has blended in with the art more now. And if you have a good eye you’ll notice I didn’t hang the second sketch with the gold frame. I couldn’t make it work in this layout, but it found a home on our bedroom dresser.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. I should just get a Frame TV. The truth is it really doesn’t bother me that much. And our tv works perfectly fine for us right now so I don’t see a reason to swap it out.

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Custom Picture Frames Coupon Code

If you are looking to refresh your frames or add some art to your space I’ve got a coupon code for you. You can save 25% off your purchase at Custom Picture Frames with code crazywonderfulblog

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The Frames I Used

All frames (excluding no. 5) are from Custom Picture Frames. The measurements are based off the art size. This is how Custom Picture Frames determines the frame size.

  1. Kingsley Gold – 5×7 with Smooth White Double Mat, top mat reveal 5″, bottom mat reveal 1/4″
  2. Holden – 16×20
  3. Trumble – 23×20
  4. Liscio Argeto – 11.5×16
  5. old black frame – 5×7
  6. Serpero – 20×15 with Smooth White Mat 2″
  7. Holden – 26×20

The Art I Used

  1. art purchased from Italy – 5×7
  2. moody lady – 16×20
  3. mountain landscape – 23×20
  4. sketch of my great grandmother done in New Orleans in 1956 – 11.5×16
  5. framed feather – 5×7
  6. horses – 20×15
  7. landscape – 26×20

More Gallery Wall Inspo

If you’re wanting a little more gallery wall inspiration check out the one I added to our master bedroom. You’ll recognize some of the same styles of frames in there with different art!


  1. Pamela Jones Avatar
    Pamela Jones

    Love the details in these new frames and the moody artwork.

    1. Shelley Avatar

      Thank you! I am so happy with the change.

  2. Kathy Poppinga Avatar
    Kathy Poppinga

    Hi! May I ask where you got your mirror over your fireplace? Love!

    1. Shelley Avatar

      Hi Kathy! It’s from Rejuvenation.

  3. Leah Avatar

    I love how your gallery wall turned out! Especially love that you included a sketch of your grandmother from 1956 – that’s so cool!!

    1. Shelley Avatar

      Thank you, Leah! I just love that sketch so much. Such a special piece.

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