How to make a gallery wall

Last month, I worked on a great shoot with photographer Jemma Watts, looking at creative ways to create a gallery wall, using a selection of 3M’s Command products. When it comes to wall displays you don’t have to stick to conventional set-ups, think about what you are hanging, and try to have a little fun. Our styled collection has a retro feel as most of the items have been up-cycled or restored.

We started by painting the wall in a rich grey, this created the perfect backdrop to the punchy reds and bright mustard tones. My favourite item is the handmade peg rail which has been made from old yardsticks, genius. We used the Command picture hanging strips to attach it to the wall  (make sure you check the weight of the products against the back of the Command packet).

All products on the wall are from the fabulous Home Barn who sell a mixture of home accessories that have been lovingly restored and transformed into very cool and individual pieces.

Creative displays - 3M
Credits from left to right: Wall painted with Railings, Matt emulsion, Farrow & Ball. Tom Collins red chair, Sofa Workshop. Crystal stool designed by Marcel Wanders for Kartell, £133, Lifestyle Bazaar. Smoke bottle vase, £29, Ebury Home & Garden. All wall decoration including letters & pictures, wooden shoes, vintage bottles, coat rack & vintage flags, all Home Barn. Yellow throw, Just Blankets. Mathew Williamson Cushions, £20, Debenhams.

Credits: Crystal stool designed by Marcel Wanders for Kartell, £133, Set of 3 Delft flying ducks, £45, Lifestyle Bazaar, Ben de Lisi Red table lamp, Debenhams.

Credits: Wall painted with Railings, Matt emulsion, Farrow & Ball. Vintage American clear colour Balls jars, £22.00, Antique Apothecary / Chemist Bottles Medium, £25.00, Vintage Baby Shoe Lasts, £55, Distressed letters and numbers, £10 each, all Home Barn Ben de Lisi Red table lamp, Debenhams

Credits: Letters and numbers, shoe lasts as before. Note book, V&A.


Meet Pippa

Pippa Jameson is an author, tv designer and interiors expert. The previous interior editor on several leading UK titles, Pippa has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Throughout her 25-year career, Pippa’s unique and creative approach has won her commissions for large retail brands and celebrities to deliver exciting and engaging projects. 

She’s written the curriculum for the British College of Interior Design, produced and styled shoots for well-known brands including John Lewis, H&M & Team GB/DFS, worked as an International Stylist for leading paint brands in Asia, consulted on the launch and creative direction of major retail names including George Home and Wren, and most recently, published her first book, The Sensory Home. Pippa possesses expertise unmatched in the interior industry.