Gallery walls are a great way to fill a big empty wall and add interest to your home. Right now we have a very small “gallery” above a console table in our living room.
Step 1 – First I ordered some prints, most of these are from Society 6.
Step 2 – I ordered frames to fit the prints from here.
Step 3 – Decide on a layout. I wanted some balance so I made sure to put the smaller ones on the same side as the larger print, and went from there.
Step 4 – Decide on spacing. Notice that the outside edges don’t all line up. Instead I made sure that the spacing between all the frames was about equal. It’s easiest to lay your frames on a bed or the ground to figure out how you want them to be configured first.
Step 5 – Hang them up! I started with the larger one in the corner. I like to put them up against the wall where I want them and then make a small mark with a pencil at the corner of the frame. Then I measure the back of the frame from the corner to the middle of the hanger. Then I can just use a ruler to measure over from my small pencil mark to mark where the nail should go.
We have lots of room to grow on the wall we selected; it’ll be easy to add a couple every now and then. Next I think we’ll do some DIY art so we’ll just need to buy some frames – easy and affordable!