Gallery Walls

16 Sep Gallery Walls

I know I had promised photos of our new living room floor, but in the middle of writing the post last week my computer crashed, and is now completely dead.  So a new computer is being bought today (I’m writing this on my husband’s laptop) and then I’ll be able to rescue my photos through my online backup service.  Ugh!  So today I’m talking gallery walls.  This is a great way to showcase photos and artwork (and fill up a blank wall!).

Gallery wall around dresser mirror

{decor inspiration | two lovely things : pink silk & gallery walls} by {this is glamorous}, via Flickr

Grouping photos/artwork together creates a greater impact than small pieces hung alone.  Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when putting together a gallery wall.

Keep with a theme and create a symmetrical gallery wall.

Arranging same size frames in a grid is easy and timeless.

Use mattes and frames in the same color to unify unrelated photos and artwork.#gallery
I like how this arrangement goes from the floor to the ceiling.
Create a salon-style gallery: a collage of frames in a variety of sizes.
gallery wall
2010 | Seabrook, WA | Dining Room | Designer: Tim Clarke
Line your stairway to amp up your stairs.
... in the fun lane: Shopping my own home gallery wall with blue & whites...
gallery stair wall
When arranging your frames on a stair wall, be sure to follow the upward angle of the steps.
Photo ledges offer the option of easily switching out your artwork.
Photo display | #photographs #framing #photodisplay
Layering different size frames creates an informal look. Added bonus- less nail holes in your walls!
When trying to decide on your arrangement of photos/artwork, I have found the easiest way is to lay out the frames on the floor, moving them around until you have a pleasing arrangement.  Then trace the frames and hang the paper templates on the wall, adjusting as needed.
Such a clever idea on how to plan photo placement. Use the cardboard that comes with the frame! Genius!
photo wall
I hope this inspires you to create a gallery wall in your home!
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Unless noted, photos are from my Pinterest boards.

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  • michaela perkins
    Posted at 01:03h, 20 September

    I've had framed photos leaning against my wall not knowing how to hang them. This post has given me lots of ideas. Thanks so much Elle!