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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!