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Create Your Own Gallery Wall

Updated: Mar 27, 2021

A gallery wall is a wonderful addition to any home whether you live an apartment or a family house and it can make your room more interesting. The beautiful thing about them is that there are a lot of ways to create one, however you need to put a significant amount of thought and effort into it. In order to help you creating your own perfect gallery wall, here are some practical tips for you.

1. Chose The Proper Paintings / Photos

Obviously before you get started creating your own gallery wall, you have to ask yourself a few important questions like: What theme would I prefer ? Am I looking for one specific style or perhaps mix and match? How many pieces do I want to hang up? Do I wish to add other decorative items along my paintings and prints (e.g. mirror, souvenirs or clocks etc.)?

2. Find The Perfect Space

A big empty wall is often just the perfect spot to hang your gallery wall. That being said, it’s certainly not the only place you can put it. It can look great above your bed or near a fireplace, around windows and doors, near the kitchen cabinets, above the crib in a nursery, and more. Gallery walls are perfect for homes and apartments of any size, even small spaces because you can tailor the gallery wall to fit any space!

3. Use The Floor And Stencils

So you've chosen the items you think will look the best together and now it's time to prepare your gallery wall. How would you arrange them?

Use a large piece of craft paper or newspapers and put them on the floor. Put your pieces on top of it. Move them around on the floor until you find a layout that you’re happy with. Trace each of the photo prints and items and cut them out. Using painter’s tape, stick these stencils to the wall in the desired arrangement. Use a tape measure to get the spacing right and a level to make sure the stencils of the prints are aligned. Taking these steps will save you from hanging them up in the wrong places.

4. Go Off-Center If You Wish So

Speaking of arrangements and layout, don’t be afraid. Be creative and customize your gallery wall the way you like it. Your focal piece can be on the side of the center too if you prefer that way. That’s not to say that hanging it in the middle is a bad thing, but consider different layouts where the focal point can be off to the side. There are many different combinations you can try out.

5. Expand It !

A gallery wall doesn’t have to be static; like all things in life, it can evolve and change with the time. Feel free to add more items like canvas prints to expand the gallery wall, or even switch out old pieces for new ones. Let your imagination fly and get the most out of it.

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