Gallery walls are the latest interior design trend sweeping bedrooms and living rooms across the nation. If you just so happen to be on the hunt for some unique ways to display your prized photographs and art, gallery walls are a fun way to show a lot of artwork without needing a lot of space.
Gather Your Materials
Start out by getting together the materials you’ll need to make your gallery wall:
- A tape measure
- Step stool high enough to reach the highest point on your wall you would like to hang a photo
- Power drill
- Picture hangers
- Art or wall hangings
Choose Your Design
Next, you need to decide where your gallery wall will be installed and what frames you are going to use. As a rule of thumb, you must always remember to try to hang art a minimum of 60 inches up from the floor. If you have a variety of colorful pictures, choose frames that are in the same finish so that it isn’t overwhelming. If you have neutral or black and white photos, experiment with different frame sizes and finishes for an eclectic effect. Always try laying out your frames and artwork on the floor first to see if they all work together. Your layout should also have a rough color scheme that matches the location. In a bedroom, choose soothing or neutral colors. In a living room, you can have as much color as you want.
Take It Easy
Hanging a gallery wall can take a great deal of time, so first you should map out the gallery wall on the wall itself with pieces of paper, cut to size, and painter’s tape. Decide on the best arrangement before you start nailing in anything. Then hang in order of largest pictures to smallest pictures. Always use your level and mark holes with a pencil before hammering or drilling. Finally, enjoy your hard work!
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