Gallery Wall Tips Roundup from the Experts
Gallery walls are a great way to incorporate multiple pieces of art and objects that you love on one wall. BUT, I totally get it - - creating and hanging a gallery wall can be such a brain tease! Like where do you even start? How far apart should you hang the frames? And are there any tricks to making a gallery wall easier?!
Well, you are in luck because I’ve rounded up some great tips to creating a gallery wall from the pros, McGee + Co, Emily Henderson, Katherine of #AskKat + Lulu & Georgia, Lauren Conrad, A Beautiful Mess, and Target. Check out the Gallery Wall Tips Roundup below!
What you need to create a gallery wall:
Nails or 3M tabs (I love
picture hanging nails from OOK!) Painters tape
Where to create a gallery wall:Great places to create a gallery wall is down a hallway, stairs, accent walls, and above your sofa or bed! Gallery walls can span the whole wall, from floor to ceiling!
Tips to create a gallery wall:
Use vertical + horizontal art prints
Add texture with objects you love (like a mirror, macrame hanging, etc)
Don’t forget about the tiny pieces (like
postcards from your travels!) Mix it up using some artwork with mats and no mats, and different color frames
Great places for frames:
Lulu + Georgia
Let’s Get Started - Tips on How To Hang a Gallery Wall:
Be creative, have fun, and mix it up! Measure the size of the wall where you’ll be hanging the gallery wall
Start with one focal point + build around (but make sure that it’s not in the center)
Lay out the pieces on the floor (Rule of thumb: Space the frames 2-4 inches apart, or 1.5-3 inches (in order to create one big focal point)
Trace frames + objects with butcher paper
Make sure to mark where the frame will be hung by flipping frame over + mark on butcher paper
Tape butcher paper cutouts on wall with painter’s tape (if hanging above sofa, make sure lowest piece is 6-12 inches above highest cushion)
Do you have any tips to create a gallery wall? Leave a comment below!
AND check out these great videos from the experts on how to create a gallery wall!
Sources: Studio McGee #AskKat for Lulu & Georgia Emily Henderson Lauren Conrad Target A Beautiful Mess