How To Layout A Gallery Wall + Free Printables

by Ashley

Gallery Wall Layout Tips

Use these tips to create a beautiful gallery wall of your own. Plus grab the FREE printable at the bottom of the post!

living room gallery wall. Text overlay reads, "tips for creating a gallery wall plus free printables"

How To Layout A Gallery Wall

Laying out a gallery wall can be challenging, especially if you overthink it! But don’t worry, it’s easier than you think.

Choose A Layout Style

To the untrained eye, a beautiful gallery wall might look like each piece is abstractly place. However, this is not the case. There are two basic styles that will help you create a visually appealing gallery wall.

To get started laying out your gallery wall, choose to either  – surround a midline  or use a contained space. See the illustrations below from Jessica Probus’ book titled: Home Decor Cheat Sheets (Amazon). It’s an amazing resource for many home decor and style tips!

3 Tips for Creating a Gallery Wall

Mix Up The Art

Mixing up the size, colors, and textures of art in your gallery wall can really add interest to the space. Try choosing frames that go well together without having to be exactly the same.

You can even choose pieces that are not framed, or stand alone art piece like canvas paintings, clocks, and mirrors. The key here is to choose pieces of interest that are cohesive when grouped together.

a gallery wall in a living room
close up of a gallery wall

Choose Art Pieces That Bring You Joy

If your gallery does not bring you joy every time you see it, you’re missing the point. I believe that decorating your home should not only be fun, but it should reflect a piece of who you are.

Gallery walls are the perfect way to showcase photographs of happy moments from the past, or pieces of art that give you inspiration.

Making a gallery wall is a simple way to display the things or people that you love. Most of all, your gallery wall is for you.  It is something you’re are going to see every time you walk by, and my hope is that it makes you smile every time!

gallery wall in a living room
a gallery wall with printables, and pictures
a living room mirror. The reflection of a gallery wall is visible
sitting room gallery wall
gallery wall with printable that reads "let all that you do be done in love"

Free Gallery Wall Printables

I made many of the printables for my gallery wall, and I love sharing them with everyone! Taking a simple quote or saying and turning it into framed art it is such a simple (and free!) way to decorate.

Want to snag one for yourself? The printable featured in the image above “let all that you do be in love” can be downloaded free here! 

I also have a huge library of free printables available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers.

Free Printables | Joyfully Growing Blog

Looking for more decorating tips? Check out my post on 5 tips to brighten any space next! What is YOUR favorite piece to display in a gallery wall? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments! 

Gallery Wall Printables

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Kasey August 21, 2017 - 12:59 pm

Absolutely LOVE your gallery wall and your printable is lovely! Totally downloading it! Thank you! <3

Ashley August 21, 2017 - 3:17 pm

You are SO welcome Kasey! Tag me in a photo of it once you hang it up 🙂 I’d love to see!

Jude August 24, 2017 - 3:12 pm

So cute!! I love your gallery wall Ashley! Just popped on here from IG and I’m reading allll your posts!

Ashley August 29, 2017 - 11:01 am

Awe I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by friend! 🙂


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