How to hang a gallery wall

How to hang a gallery wall

Gallery walls are a stunning way to make the room feel whole and an ideal way to add your personal touch. We'd suggest you lay the framed pieces on the ground first, so you can visualize and tweak the layout to match your vision for the space. Play with different mediums because the beauty of the gallery wall is that you can add new or old art from your life all to the mix, fitting them in seamlessly together. We've got all sorts of gallery wall ideas here to strike your fancy, so take your pick and add your own personal flair. 


Having a cohesive color palette helps unify the wall, so that you're left with a group of pieces that play off of each other nicely. We love how the different complimentary color hues work on this wall with pastel colors and splashes of pink. 

Courtesy of Honestly WTF Blog.


We like to incorporate a loosely general theme to the pieces in our gallery wall, especially a theme from the get-go that can inspire you until the end. A motif throughout keeps the works connected on some level, like this nature inspired gallery wall complete with Kati Dimoff's photography and Jason Tudor's digital prints. 

Courtesy of HGTV.


Variety is keyvariety of frames, mediums, and size. Changing things up all over the wall keeps things interesting, so the viewer stays enthralled and won't be able to keep their eyes off. This gallery wall comes from Emily Henderson's Cup of Joe, one of our go to lifestyle and design blogs. 


We wholeheartedly encourage you to add some 3-dimension pieces to your gallery wall to make it that much more dynamic. This is the perfect spot for that drapery that was an impulse buy from your latest travel adventures, or the rustic mirror gathering dust in your closet...the possibilities are really endless! It can also be wildly helpful to have a bigger anchor piece to ground the wall and build around, like Steve Irby's larger format Tree 3 accompanied by work from Nicolas Sanchez and Rubin415 seen below.

Courtesy of The Poster Club.


The grid gallery wall is a perfect way to showcase your artwork and fill the space in a wonderfully organized fashion. The uniform lines of the grid make for a clean style, and we'd recommend sticking with one reliable frame to hone that crisp look, seen below with Matthew Johnson's latest New York series.

Courtesy of iHeart Organizing.


With gallery walls, you have full rein, so be creative and bold. Using some sentimental works, especially personal photography, tells a story and adds character to the wall. Keep things eclectic and personal, and you'll have a wall that you're sure to never be tired of!