Tips and tricks to get your gallery wall looking just right.
Whether it’s big, small or somewhere in between, creating a gallery with your favourite photos and prints can instantly add style to your wall space. Here’s how:
- Find the right wall in your home – you’ll need a fairly large, blank space. Passageways, wall space above a couch or mantelpiece, or alongside a staircase work best.
- Select the photos and prints you’d like to hang, and frame each piece individually. Gallery walls that combine a variety of art mediums (such as photos and prints), and frame styles and sizes, usually look
best. Choose pieces that have a common thread – perhaps all your photos or prints contain a certain colour. Looking for a more classic, refined look? No problem! Opt for identical frames spaced evenly.
- Measure and tape off the amount of wall space you want to fill both on the wall and on a section of clean floor. Use the measured floor space to arrange your frames the way you’d like them to appear on the wall – mix and match until you find a layout you love. Once you’ve settled on an arrangement, take a photo with your phone for easy reference. Note: When spacing your frames, leave an equal amount of space between each piece – roughly 5-10cm.
- Start hanging: hang your largest frame first and work from the centre of the wall outwards. Alternatively, to be extra sure of your layout, outline your frames onto a piece of paper, cut them out and, using masking tape, attach them to the wall first. Place matching frames over the paper and hang! Use a spirit level to ensure your pieces are straight or ask someone reliable who’s standing a few metres back to check your work.