Friday, July 17, 2015

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

How to Hang a Gallery Wall


Every homeowner should know how to hang a gallery wall. It’s a great opportunity to express your personality and creatively display your favorite paintings, prints, artwork, and family photos. Whether you want to arrange the pieces on your stairs, above your couch, or along an open wall in your DFW home, here are some helpful tips to get your gallery display just right.
Pay Attention to Size
For the best-looking wall, it helps to start with the largest piece and then work out. Be careful not to put too much space between photos and artwork.
Get the Right Frames
Your gallery wall should have a cohesive look, so be sure to use frames that blend well together. They don’t all need to be solid gold or silver, but they should look as though they belong together. Frames with flecks of each create a consistent look. This Ft. Worth picture frame shop can give you some guidance if you need help selecting the best frames.
Do a Test Run
Before you bring out the hammer and nails, arrange your photos on the floor. Move them around and adjust spacing until you get an arrangement you like. Be sure to check the installation instructions if you have a particularly large or heavy piece of art. Don’t attempt to install pieces that require professional installation.
Incorporate More Than Just Photos
When it comes to creating a gallery wall with interest and personality, think about adding a shadow box. If you have sentimental objects — like seashells from a family vacation or tickets from a big concert — work them into your arrangement. Also, don’t be afraid to add a punch of color to your wall by framing a swatch of fabric or decorative piece of paper. You could even incorporate a shelf or two. You don’t want to haphazardly work things into your gallery wall, but don’t be afraid to add some dimension and depth by venturing away from flat prints.
Mix It Up
Once your gallery display is in place, don’t forget to update it. Keep the frames in their original places, but freshen up the artwork or photos from time to time.
There’s nothing like a gallery wall to showcase your favorite pieces of art or photographs. While there’s no definitive rule to creating the ultimate display, it helps to keep the pointers above in mind. Want more? Here’s a helpful step-by-step tutorialon how to hang a gallery wall.
Written By Audrey Sellers
Image Source: Flickr/Travis Isaacs

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