How to Make a Gallery Wall for Less Than $50

Add life to bland, white dorm room walls with these unique picture-hanging methods.

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Create a Custom Gallery Wall on the Cheap!

Use removable adhesive photo strips rated for 5 to 15 pound items to ensure the artwork will stay put on a gallery wall without using nails. Be sure to allow the strips to cure according to package directions before hanging artwork. The mix of pattern and color in the displayed art adds vibrancy perfectly suited to a lively dorm room design. Mixing framed pieces with unframed pieces adds shape and dimension.

Colorful Clipboard

Common objects, like a clipboard, make a unique statement when customized with paint or contact paper.

Framed Geometric Art

Photos aren't the only things that look good in frames. Add color and an abstract element to your dorm room with fun, graphic prints in matted frames.

Map It Out

Print out Instagram photos from places you've visited and pin them to corresponding locations on a map.

Washi Tape

This cute pastel cactus picture is perfect for a bright and fun dorm room design. Patterned tape fixes the picture to the wall for a colorful and lightweight alternative to framing.

Utilize Awkward Space

Corner spaces can be awkward to decorate, but they're perfect for a personalized gallery wall.

Rustic Charm

Old metal clips work as an unconventional photo display and add texture to flat dorm walls.

Don't Forget Your Desk!

Frame a cheery, colorful print or photo and simply lean it against the wall on your desk for constant inspiration.

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