I’ve made an effort to hang some of my favorite prints and took the leap to create a gallery wall over the past few months. I have this tiny little room off of our bedroom that functions mostly as storage, but also has a small desk (an IKEA hack because the room is tiny). Most of my favorite prints had been sitting in this room on the floor since they didn’t match the overall decor in our apartment. Starting with prints you already love is the best way to begni a gallery wall and it’s made me so happy to see some of my prints up again.

This is definitely a work in progress, in fact my most recent piece just arrived from Modern Map Art. They feature designs from cities, countries, beaches and ski spots all over the world. We’ve been living outside of the city for a few years now, but I still get nostalgic about my favorite downtown spots so I had to go with my hometown, Boston. I chose the black & white version to bring some neutral vibes to the gallery wall and (for now) used a basic white frame. I can definitely see using this piece in the future, maybe by itself and upgrading the frame to something colorful.


Modern Map Art has many different designs and not just prints! You can order your favorite spot on a pillow, phone case, etc. I’m not a huge skiier, but I do love their ski maps. They have some local New England spots including KillingtonStowe and Wachusett. I can also see doing a gallery wall exclusively of maps with our favorite places including Portland (where we got engaged), Cork, Ireland (where I lived abroad) and San Diego (our favorite vacation spot). So many possibilities!

If you’re planning a gallery wall, my best advice is to just go with the flow. I did some planning by laying out the pieces on the floor, but still made some tweaks when I put them up. Here is some inspiration!

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image via Lemon Stripes

image via Mackenzie Horan

Financial compensation was not received for this post. Thank you to Modern Map Art for gifting me a sample product. Opinions expressed are my own.