If you’re like me, you’ve likely put ‘finish up home gallery wall’ on the bottom of the to-do list. Design trends of eclectic, monochromatic, or symmetrical framing can be displayed in a countless number of ways. It’s easy to get overwhelmed, but the best news is that it’s not necessary to have a museum-sized wall or a fireplace mantel to build a beautiful gallery. With the right tools and a few handy tips, you’ll be able to add your own personal touches and turn your house into a home full of warm memories!
Go for variety and experiment mix and matching frames and other styles together. Instead of the exact same frame style, group similar tones or textures together to create visual interest. For example, you can pair a maple-colored wood frame with clean white frames in a nursery for a timeless and organic look!
Once you begin your largest print in the center, you can then build the rest of your gallery wall around it with smaller prints.
Before hanging your gallery wall, lay them all out on the floor or create paper cutouts as templates to temporarily tape to the wall. This way, you can give your new wall design a test drive before committing.
One common mistake is that folks tend to hang their frames way too high. Main photos and other art should be hung at eye level. In most cases, you can apply this rule of thumb: A single frame’s center should be approximately 60 inches from the floor. Also, keep in mind that you should hang your frames 2 to 3 inches apart. It’s better to go tighter together than too wide.
Design trends can come and go, so you can always bargain shop with your accent pieces. Your artwork is timeless- this is where your investment should go. Quality, family portraits printed as fine art heirloom pieces will always stand the test of time.