The key to a gorgeous gallery wall is all about finding the right balance of art, framing and space. There are a few simple tricks to creating a great gallery wall and I’m going to share those with you today.
First, find the artwork you’d like to display. Are you going to have a consistent palate of family photos, artwork or black and white sketches, or are you going to go for a variety of these things? Choose your pieces. The number you choose will depend on how big your wall is.
Next, grab some old newspapers or brown craft paper and cut out the exact sizes of your artwork. Once you have your templates start hanging them on your wall with painter’s tape.
You can try to use a ruler or measuring tape to try to make sure everything is spaced perfectly, however, this drives some people nuts so if you are good with eyeballing it then just wing it!
Once your paper gallery wall is complete start nailing one by one, remove the paper and replace with a frame. You’ll be done in no time.
Gallery walls look great even if they don’t have perfect spacing. Now if you chose to go with a grid wall, then I would be way more precise on my measuring.
For a grid wall you want it to look very neat and tidy so for smaller frames try to keep 1 to 2 inches in between smaller frames and up to 4 inches in between larger frames. The distance between all of them should be the same. Typical grid walls are 3×3, so you’ll need 9 frames total.
A couple of other great ways to hang your artwork are in a vertical formation down one wall where you have a long narrow area to fill. Hang two or more pieces down the wall. Or if you need to balance out a piece of furniture or window you can have a vertical formation on either side of the piece.
There are so many ways to hang your artwork so let me know if you need help or if you need me to get creative! I’m happy to help!