DIY: 6 Easy Steps to Make your own Gallery Wall at Home
If you are envious of all the gorgeous gallery walls you see in interior magazines and the perfectly hung black and white frames in all the Kardashian homes then read our DIY tips on how to create this very same sophisticated look in your own house.
1. Don’t be afraid to mix prints & colours and different size frames. This can make a real impact in a monochromatic room and makes it look like you have collected pieces over time
2. Set it up before you hang. Either cut each frame out in a newspaper or use painters tape to lay it out on your wall. You can also use the paper inserts you get with the frame.
3. Hanging frames on corner walls (where 2 walls meet) can be a really effective way of creating a ‘nook’ in an otherwise dead space.
4. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look ‘finished’. Part of the charm of a gallery wall is that you can add to it as you collect new pieces. You may only start with 3 frames and that is ok!
5. Use a larger matte edge to enhance the size of smaller photo’s.
6. If you don’t want to hang on the wall or want to change-up your frames often, sit them on shelves. You can still use different sized frames and overlap them if desired.
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Using frames on two adjoining walls to create a feature in a generally dead space.
Using leaning and layering means you can easily change your frames around and it’s much less work for you!
Simple and symmetrical. Your frames will need to be the same size and this works best with a series of very similar images. This style requires a little more planning than an eclectic approach.