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As my BFF Anne of Green Gables used to say, one can dream so much better in a room filled with pretty things!

Today, I’m bringing you this super easy, 3-step process for creating a DIY gallery wall on a budget—it’s proof that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to transform your space.

STEP 1: Gather your artwork


Chances are, you already own a collection of favorite magazine clippings, a few DIY items and miscellaneous wall decor you find inspiring. If not, a good place to start is a pile of fashion magazines, Pinterest or Etsy.

STEP 2: Arrange your artwork


After you’ve downloaded or cut out a collection of inspirational images, the next step is to arrange them in some sort of aesthetically pleasing way on the floor.

A few words about the “aesthetically pleasing” part. We all know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so what looks good to me may not look good to you. In other words, forget what you’ve heard. There is no magic formula to arranging a gallery wall. My two pieces of advice are: try to maintain the same amount of space around each piece, and try to distribute items of similar sizes evenly across the wall—meaning that if you have five 8×11″ prints, don’t put them all next to each other.

To add a bit of visual interest and a pop of color, I used neon pink paper and striped card stock as a faux frame around some of the artwork.

STEP 3: Tape your artwork to the wall


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