16 Sep Gallery Walls
Posted at 13:08h
, Interior Design
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!).
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.
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.
Line your stairway to amp up your stairs.
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.
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.
I hope this inspires you to create a gallery wall in your home!
Unless noted, photos are from my Pinterest boards.
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