A gallery wall is a great way to showcase your photographs, artwork, your personality, and make a statement. The one problem most people face when wanting to create one is that they have no idea where to start. Let’s take a step back, breathe, and follow these steps to see that it’s really not as challenging as it looks. Here are some great ways to get your gallery wall going in your home.
This is the fun part! Start collecting works that you like. That can include photographs that you’ve taken, photos that you think are beautiful, artwork you’ve collected, handmade prints, and more. Try to think about the different sizes and see how they could fit together. Check out how cafes, restaurants, and other spaces set up gallery walls and take inspiration from what you like. You can also find inspiration online.
Choose A Theme
Once you have a collection large enough to work with, choose the ones you absolutely love and start thinking about a theme that could unify them together. That can be a topical theme like family, events, or color, texture, and pattern themes. You can coordinate it with the rest of the room to really tie things together.
Think About Numbers
Now it’s time to take a look at all of your pieces and decide if you want an even or odd amount of works. You can go for even if you like symmetry, or opt for an odd amount for more randomly styled gallery walls. It’s all up to you! Measure the space on your wall and figure out how your collection can fit into the space. Here is the time to make adjustments in placements.
Once you have your layout figured out, you can start framing your pieces. Now there’s another design choice at play. Do you want your frames to fit the theme or just blend into the background? Do you want them all to be uniform, or do you prefer them all to be different? Do you want neutral frames or patterned ones that make a statement? You can also choose frames that are all the same color but different styles.
Hang The Layout
Now is the time to finalize your layout and start hanging. Make sure you have the proper tools: a hammer, nails, hooks, measuring tape, and perhaps even a pencil for marking things up. Make light markings on the wall to help guide you, and make sure you measure accurately before drilling and holes in the wall. You can use a level to help make sure everything is hanging straight and evenly spaced out. Now you can enjoy your beautiful gallery wall.