I am glad you’re here. I want to encourage you that if you’re new to this whole basket gallery wall trend that you’re not alone. I have had many people ask how to arrange a basket gallery wall. Where do you find baskets? And how difficult is it to create one?
I am here to show even the absolute beginner how they can arrange a beautiful basket gallery wall with a few easy tips and tricks that I used with almost every gallery wall I create. I hope this easy step by step tutorial will leave you feeling mor confident in tackling this type of project for yourself.
Why You Need a Basket Wall
First of all, let me tell you why this adventure to creating a beautiful basket gallery wall is a good idea.
A basket gallery wall is perfect for so many reasons. They’re trendy, add instant texture, provide character and not to mention they are a budget friendly way to fill up an empty wall.
This particular basket gallery wall is just so different from any type project I’ve ever done and it came together in just a matter of minutes.
I am seeing this trend become more and more popular in both the vintage and boho farmhouse styles.
I have a love for baskets, trays, platters ect and I also love to repurpose things for a whole new use.
This is a beautiful union of those two loves that make for a beautiful wall full of texture that I can leave up through the seasons.
Where to Find Baskets
It all started with a collection. A trip to the thrift store here and there and I’d see a basket I loved and just had to pick it up and bring it home. If you love it, grab it. It’s good to have a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and depths to a basket wall to avoid anlook that is too matchy mstchy.
I highly recommend thrifting your baskets if possible. It will take a little time and creativity but I promise it will be worth it to you pocket book.
How to Plan Your Layout
Ok, so now you have your baskets and you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed with what to do with that stack. Don’t fret. That pile of goodness will soon transform that plain boring wall into a work of art.
Maybe you already have a spot in mind for your baskets and thats great. But if not take inventory of what walls need texture or look naked. Give yourself some blank space to work with and don’t forget thar this type of gallery wall can look amazing in any room of your home. I have seen basket walls on living rooms, hallways, startwells and even bathroom overe the tub or the toilet. Its your choice, so go explore your spaces for a bit.
Just like with any gallery wall I have ever created, I recommend laying your elements out on the floor first. This gives you the opportunity to arrange and rearrange without damaging your walls or those precious thrifted baskets.
Start with your largest basket in the center and work out toward the corners using your larger baskets first. I like to focus on two diagonal corners and make them balanced. And I always recommend you snap a picture of the arrangement for refsnce one you begin hanging.
- Pick your wall
- Lay them on the floor
- Start with largest basket in the center
- Work from the middle out largest to smallest
- Create balance in diagonal corners of your wall (ex. Bottom left-Top right)
- Don’t be afraid to layer (you can attach them together with floral wire)
- TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR LAYOUT
How to Hang the Baskets
Now that you’ve somewhat nailed down the layout, it’s time to start hanging. You have a few options here when it comes to suspending them on the wall.
I used a basic picture hanging kit that had several different gadgets I may have needed for hanging, this just depends on the shape and size of your own baskets.
You can use floral wire looped through the basket itself to hang like you would a picture or even a basic command hook.
When you are ready to start hanging follow the largest to smallest pattern that I shared earlier. Place your largest basket in the ent of your wall first and continue to build outward, alternating from side to side.
Ue your picture for reference so you do not forget what goes where.
Add Your Own Flare
I layered my largest basket with a simple little (thrifted) wreath and a collection of pumpkins for a touch of fall color.
Feel free to mix in some greenery or a shelf below your baskets to add your own personal touches to the wall. It is a great timeless collection. Change it up by swapping out seasonal weats or mingle on colored baskets for different holidays.
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