Gallery Wall Tips Roundup from the Experts

June 13, 2017

Gallery wall tips. How to create a gallery wall from the experts. Gallery wall over bench in entryway.

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:

  • Butcher paper
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Pencil 
  • Eraser
  • Wire
  • Tape measure
  • Scissor
  • Nails or 3M tabs (I love picture hanging nails from OOK!)
  • Painters tape
  • Good playlist! 

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:

  • Target
  • Lulu + Georgia
  • Flea markets!
  • World Market
  • Simply Framed
  • Framebridge

Gallery Wall Tips Roundup from the Experts. Gallery wall in living room with sunset images from Samba to the Sea at The Sunset Shop.

Let’s Get Started - Tips on How To Hang a Gallery Wall:

  1. Be creative, have fun, and mix it up!
  2. Measure the size of the wall where you’ll be hanging the gallery wall
  3. Start with one focal point + build around (but make sure that it’s not in the center)
  4. 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)
  5. Trace frames + objects with butcher paper
  6. Make sure to mark where the frame will be hung by flipping frame over + mark on butcher paper
  7. 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!

Pura Vida,
Kristen

Portrait of Kristen M. Brown, sunset photographer at Samba to the Sea.

 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

  


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