Gallery Wall Hallway Makeover

For over a year we walked back and forth down this long hallway with nothing to look at but a big empty wall.  When we moved in I thought this would be the  perfect spot for a gallery wall filled with our favorite photos of family and friends.


I think it could have taken me years to find enough coordinating frames to fill the wall and make it look complete.  So….being the impatient girl that I am and already having enough (unfinished) projects on my “to do” list, I decided to hire a carpenter to help me get this project done!  To add some warmth and interest to the hallway we had bead board paneling installed as well crown molding which was the perfect finishing touch to the foyer.

Gallery Wall

Finding the right sizes and mix of frames for our photos (along with a few extra decorative things) did still take some time.  But, the addition of the bead board significantly cut down on the space to fill and made putting the gallery wall together much less overwhelming.  The white painted bead board, soft wall color (Sherwin Williams Ramie) and ivory frames also help to brighten a fairly dark space.

Hallway Before

We have a big open foyer with a high ceiling and this wall is one of the first things you see when you walk in the front door.  I am so happy with how the gallery wall and hallway turned out.  Now I can’t help but smile every time I walk past our most cherished photos of our family and friends.

Gallery Wall

I still have a few more little spaces on the wall where I can add some pictures but for now I think I can happily check this home project off the “to do” list.

Gallery Wall

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  1. Lauren! Your wall looks amazing. I had to keep checking back to the before – it looks entirely different. The crown molding and beadboard alone were a homerun – and then you styled it so beautifully!!! I love it all! Great job!

  2. I’ve been wanting to do something like this on our staircase too, but I never know how to do it. Matching frames, non-matching, black & white photos etc. This looks amazing, especially with the bead board.

  3. Love your gallery wall, it was worth the effort! So fresh and crisp, delightful!

  4. I love the Gallery wall! I’m planning to do the same thing behind my sofa. I’m doing a lot of home projects right now and your blog is one of my favorites for inspiration.

  5. Dawn Zukowski says:

    Love the wall! Where is the rug from??!

  6. Very nice. It looks great without needing a mass of frames (that match well). I have a massive blank space on my wall and like you just didn’t know how I would get a great gallery look. This here is a great idea that I may have to borrow. Thanks for the article.

  7. Wow what a huge difference it’s made. It looks awesome.

    I just did mine over the Easter long weekend. Here’s a link to mine if you want to check it out.

  8. My hall already has the beadboard and I have been looking for inspiration for color and how to coordinate frames for a family photo gallery. Thank you so much for sharing your home. This is EXACTLY the look I have been after and now I know how to accomplish it.

  9. Your wall looks beautiful! Do you mind if I ask where you found your frames?

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