12 Ideas to Have The Best Rustic Gallery Wall

While everybody else may be hailing the picture ledges, I always revert back to a good old gallery wall. Gallery walls allow many more creative options for wall decor because all the pieces hang flat against the wall. Especially in decorating styles like rustic and shabby chic. There are tons of great options for rustic gallery wall pieces that encourage you to think outside the frame. So while you’re compiling your family photos in rough wood frames, consider these 12 ideas that will give you the best rustic gallery wall ever.

Rustic farmhouse woodView in gallery

If there’s one rule for rustic gallery walls it’s this: if you can find rough wood from a barn or otherwise, put it up however you can. Make it into a frame. Hang it as a backdrop. Place a piece along the top of your gallery wall to give your space some definition. However you can, include the wood tones. (via Fawn Over Baby)

Long quotes wallView in gallery

Country homes are known for art that includes long quotes or lyrics about home and love and family. So don’t be shy in yours! Make your favorite piece the focal point of your gallery wall and decorate around it. (via Liz Marie)

Rustic farmhouse chalkboardView in gallery

Chalkboards are always welcome in rustic styled homes so including them in your gallery wall is no different. It provides an easy way to change things up with holidays and seasons and family occasions. (via Lillian Hope Designs)

Monogram gallery wallView in gallery

Looking for knick knacks to fill the small spaces in between your frames? Look no further than the first letter of your last name. Collect several sizes and colors and styles of your initial and include them among your family’s smiling faces. (via Bless’er House)

Old family photo wallView in gallery

Don’t forget your family tree! Check with a grandparent for some old black and white photos and place them among your kids and your parents. It’s even better if you know their names and their stories too. (via Loombrand)

Big and small keysView in gallery

Old keys can easily be found lying around at your local thrift store. Start collecting them and hang them among your frames. In fact, looking for interesting keys might just become a hobby. (via The Crafted Sparrow)

Thrifted vintage piecesView in gallery

Speaking of thrift stores, they also carry items that used to be household commodities but aren’t of use anymore. Give those things a new life by hanging them among your gallery wall. (via @colletteosuna)

Chipped paint piecesView in gallery

When we see chipping paint, it can be easy to think you need to repaint it. Let me tell you to stop right there! If you have something with chipping paint, consider how you might be able to include it in your rustic gallery wall. It will only add to the country look. (via Liz Marie)

Rustic floral platesView in gallery

Floral plates are fun to collect and fun to look at. Find a few in coordinating colors that will give some plant life to your wall display. Plus, you’ll then have pretty plates for extra special occasions. (via Loombrand)

Rustic collections wallView in gallery

Do you have a box someplace with an old collection of butterflies or rocks or shells? Put them in a frame and display them in your rustic gallery wall. They might even inspire you to begin collecting again. (via One Kings Lane)

Taxidermy antlers decorView in gallery

If you thought that antlers were too cabin rustic for your home, think again. Rustic gallery walls are the perfect place to display a pair of horns or even a full deer’s head. (via Start at Home)

Window frames gallery wallView in gallery

Of course, if you lean towards the simple things in life, there’s nothing wrong with hanging a few empty weathered window panes on your wall. They can give a feeling of simple rustic bliss that nothing else can. (via The Magic Brush)