Chrissy Teigen shows us how to nail the family gallery wall

'The SPACING! The FRAMING! This is exceptional!!'

gallery wall in neutral living room with beige sofa and abstract art
(Image credit: Desenio)

Chrissy Teigen recently gave fans a peek inside her home, revealing a stunning family gallery wall – and Instagram is loving it. The model and TV personality's gallery wall ideas have been executed with prowess, and the result is a fabulous focal wall that catches the eye and celebrates her family.

It's achieved through consistent spacing, uniform frames and a loose color scheme with pinky hues.

Desenio prints laid out on the floor to plan a gallery wall

(Image credit: Desenio)

Chrissy Teigen's family gallery wall, which you can check out on her Instagram (opens in new tab), is a mixture of pictures of her and husband John Legend, their children, and their pets. Uniformly framed in natural wood and carefully spaced, the prints and photographs are a combination of lovely black and white photographs, colorful shots and fun, arty portraits of their pets.

Chrissy and John have clearly taken the process of how to display pictures and photos very seriously because it looks impeccable. The pictures cover the wall as you go up the stairs, making a unique feature of what can sometimes become a bit of a neglected space.

In the Instagram post, Chrissy poses at the bottom of the stairway in a sequin dress. 'You’re just gonna zoom in on all the pics aren’t you,' she writes in the caption. Yes, yes we are.

female hands measuring out five centimetres

(Image credit: Desenio)

'IT'S THE FIRST THING I DID WITHOUT READING THE CAPTION,' one fan commented. 'I zoomed in your dress!! It’s stunning!' said another.

Displaying family photos is a wonderful way to make your home tell your story. Which is no doubt why Chrissy's gallery wall had so many admirers – it's unique to her family and feels like an intimate snapshot into their family life and values.

IKEA picture ledges are a great shout if you're not sure how to arrange your prints and can easily be rejigged as and when you fancy a refresh. But you definitely don't need to be a pro interior designer to make a family gallery wall you love.

gallery wall of black and white family photos against dark painted wall and pink chair

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

'Usually, we would recommend spacing the frame 5-10cm (2-4 inches) apart,' says Desenio. 'A good rule is to place the centre of your gallery wall around 145cm (4ft 9inches) above the floor. 

'If you’re hanging above a bed or sofa, frames should hang at least 15cm (6 inches) above the furniture,' Desenio adds. Good luck!

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.


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