How to Construct the Perfect Gallery Wall
Gallery walls create a fun, visual adventure with your home decor. But they often intimidate novice decorators because of their potential for looking messy. Thankfully, you don’t need a professional eye to construct the perfect gallery wall. You just need these simple steps.
Assess the Size of Your Space
A gallery wall is an intricate display, so start by measuring how much wall space you have. Measure the same amount of space on your floor, and mark it off with washi or painters tape. This is your staging area — the place where all mistakes are welcome.
Start with a Large Focal Point
When constructing a gallery wall, you want to start with your big pieces. Pick out your largest, favorite picture and place it in the center of your staging area. This is your anchor, from which all the other pieces will radiate.
Add Flanking Photos
Now decide how the other pictures will frame your focal point. Don’t be afraid to try unique arrangements here. You can keep things simple, or create patterns with the sizes and shapes of your pieces. The possibilities are truly endless. Just use a tape measure to ensure all the items are equidistant, to create a balanced gallery wall.
Incorporate Other Decor and Textures
Photos are just the beginning of a gallery wall. Consider adding pieces such as a wreath, a lettered sign, pressed flowers, a clock or a mirror. Adjust previously placed pictures as needed so you can get the right balance of whimsy and texture.
Finalize Your Layout and Hang Your Pieces
The hard part is over. Now, use a tape measure to move your gallery from the floor to your wall.
Add More Over Time
The best part of a gallery wall is that you can swap decor and photos with the season or continue to expand it over time. As your family grows and you make new memories, get your photos printed to add to your display!
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