How To Create the Perfect Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are a wonderful way to portray small work alongside large work, 3D art alongside 2D art, and art with various, complimentary colors and styles. But how do you ensure the perfect layout of your pieces? Well, the easy answer is, it takes planning. The more complicated answer is it takes planning the layout based on color, size, shape, and frame style.
What is the best way to organize your gallery wall?
| L a y I t O u t O n T h e F l o o r |
Lay out your pieces on the floor space in front of where you plan to hang. Try out various arrangements to see which option works best for you!
| U s e P a i n t e r ' s T a p e |
Using painter's tape to measure and lay out your arrangement will save you a huge headache and save your wall 600 nail holes!
Also, decide on the design that works best for the pieces. If all of your pieces are the same size, you may want to go with a layout like this.
| P i c k a l o c a t i o n |
Is it next to a staircase, in a cozy corner, or are you transforming a small wall into a statement wall? Whatever location you choose, look up tips for hanging in that particular area. Space your pieces using a measuring tape to keep things clean and precise.
| I n c o r p o r a t e 3 D E l e m e n t s |
When creating a gallery wall, don't be afraid to incorporate uniquely-shaped mirrors, small sculptures, plants in a wall vases, etc. It can be a great way to fill up small spaces and it creates a genuinely more interesting space!
| H o w T o A r r a n g e |
Pick pieces with common elements to hang on your gallery wall. Look for similar frame styles, color schemes, line work, size, and shape. Try to arrange the work so that your eye moves throughout the arrangement. For example, if you have 2 black frame among multiple gold frames, don't place the 2 black frames next to one another.
Creating a beautiful, interesting gallery wall can seem daunting. It's hard to know where to start. Pick a piece to build around, try various arrangements to see which one works best, and be sure to use a measuring tape and a level for added precision! Take your time and if you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!