Nothing in the realm of home décor is quite as versatile as a gallery wall. From the most elegant to the most eclectic, examples of gallery walls that reflect a wide range of styles are available all over Pinterest. But what about a simple, classic gallery wall that lets your artwork do all the talking? If that’s the look you’re going for, follow these three tips and you’ll have a gorgeous gallery wall up in no time.
Tip 1: Go for a linear arrangement of your artwork and photos, rather than groupings
Traditional galleries and museums hang all of their art at the same level. When hanging your art and photos in this style, choose a point about five to six feet from the ground, depending upon the height of your ceilings and any other furnishings you may need to clear, and hang all of your pieces in one line. All of the tops of the frames should line up.
Tip 2: Think out your frame selections
The basic linear shape of the classic gallery wall creates a refined style that is fun to juxtapose against more eclectic frame selections—but don’t feel like this is the only way to go! Having matching frames across the entire wall will really let your artwork shine and is a great option if your pieces are bright and have various color palettes.
Tip 3: Choose which wall you use strategically
While gallery walls are often features of a home, this particular style lends itself well to less focal areas of a room. For example, it’s a great way to add some interest to a small wall that’s often overlooked.