How To Make The Perfect Gallery Wall - A Simple 4 Step Guide

Colourful Gallery Wall

If you’re anything like us, your walls are probably in dire need of a little love. And what better way to show your walls some love than by creating a stunning gallery wall. Whether you’re a total novice when it comes to creating a gallery wall or you’re a pro who’s looking for some fresh ideas, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together an easy 4 step guide complete with everything you need to know, from choosing the right prints to hanging your gallery wall like a pro. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Decide on a Theme or Concept

The first step to creating any gallery wall is to decide on a theme or concept. What are you trying to achieve with your wall? Are you going for a certain look or feel? Do you want to tell a story with your prints? Do you want a cohesive look or a more eclectic feel? Answering these questions will help you narrow down your options and make the process of choosing prints much easier.

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Step 2 : Choose Your Prints

Once you’ve selected your theme, it’s time to choose your art.  We recommend choosing prints that complement each other without being too similar. For example, if you want a nature-inspired gallery wall, you could choose a few different posters with botanical designs, mixed with real pressed flowers. Or, if you’re going for a more minimalist look, you might choose a few black and white posters with simple designs. If you’re going for an eclectic gallery wall, on the other hand, you can have a little more fun with your print selection! This is a great opportunity to mix and match different styles, colors, and themes. However, it’s still important to make sure your art prints complement each other. A good rule of thumb is to choose prints that have at least one element in common, whether it’s color, theme, or style. If you're stuck, try thinking outside the box. In addition to art prints, you could also use postcards, maps, or even your favourite gig tickets.
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Step 3 : Plan Your Layout

Once you’ve selected your frames and prints, you need to decide on a layout. There are a few different ways to do this, but we find the easiest way is to start by laying out all of the frames on the floor. This will help you get a feel for the overall look of the gallery wall and play around with different layouts until you find one that you love. Remember to take a photo at this point, so you can refer back to the arrangement. Another easy way to try out different layouts is to use paper or cardstock to trace the outline of each frame. Then, simply move the tracing around until you find a layout you love. Top tip: If you're using multiple sizes of frames, be sure to mix them up to get a more dynamic look. Even better, use a range of horizontal and vertical frames.

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Step 4 : Hang Your Frames

Once you've settled on a layout, it's time to start hanging your frames. We recommend starting in the middle and working your way out. This will help ensure that your gallery wall is evenly balanced. If you’re hanging your frames on a wall with drywall, a simple nail in the wall should support your frames. If you’re hanging your frames on a wall with brick or stone, you’ll want to use masonry anchors. Once you’ve hung all of your frames, step back and take a look at your work. Make sure that the frames are level and that the overall layout is pleasing to the eye. We guarantee that your new gallery wall will be the envy of all your friends and family.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully created the perfect gallery wall. 

If you have any questions about making the perfect gallery wall, feel free to reach out to us at East Side Studio – we’re always happy to help!

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