The Ultimate Guide To Gallery Walls!

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Two words: Gallery walls.  There is just something about them that just draws you in because they're so visually appealing!  It seems like every time I'm browsing around on Pinterest, I never fail to see a gallery wall pin as inspiration for new wall decor.  

QUESTION: HOW DO YOU STYLE A GALLERY WALL?

Believe me when I say that you can design your own gallery wall very easily with very little confusion so long as you have a plan or idea.  When I usually see a gallery wall, it appears to be constructed of pieces that may or may not be quite uniform with each other, but the designer has somehow made them complement in such a way that it works!

BUT I am not one of those people that can just collect these beautiful, intricate pieces, and just arrange them in a way UNLESS I have an actual design concept.  SOOO I have designed my own versions of how to style your own gallery walls - worry and hassle-free!

GALLERY WALL TEMPLATES

1. Organized

Organized Gallery Wall

Organized Gallery Wall

This styled gallery wall type are for the designers that want a neat, simple approach with a near-symmetrical layout.  The look can be easily achieved by using frames or artwork that are identical in size, and laying them out in a square or rectangular form.


2. Overlap

Overlap Gallery Wall

Overlap Gallery Wall

This approach utilizes a different style of hanging your artwork entirely!  You can use stylish knobs or hooks for hanging your gallery wall together.  I suggest putting photos or art in the frames that don't occupy the entire width so that you have some white space surrounding it.  in leaving some white space in the frame, the overlapping of the smaller frames won't compromise the photos or art themselves, and they won't be covered up!


3. Center of Attention

Center of Attention Gallery Wall

Center of Attention Gallery Wall

So you've found that large, bold piece that you won't to draw attention to!  Therefore when you're styling your gallery wall, this piece will obviously be centered with your other pieces organized around it.  I suggest putting smaller photos or artwork into your other frames for this wall style so that your center of attention will really stand out!


4. On the Line

On the Line Gallery Wall

On the Line Gallery Wall

In the template, I have added a red-dotted line to emphasize this styled gallery wall.  Essentially, all of your pieces vary in size and length, BUT they lay along this invisible line.  I recommend this style for those designers who have collected different pieces, but are struggling to decide how to arrange them on the wall!


5. Spiral

Spiral Gallery Wall

Spiral Gallery Wall

This wall style is a combination of organized and center of attention in that you are drawing attention to your centered piece, but in a more simplified manner.  The outer frames would be the same sizes so that you're able to form your spiral more evenly.


6. Staggered

Staggered Gallery Wall

Staggered Gallery Wall

This template resembles more of a staircase as it draws your eyes upward.  However, if you prefer this design for a living room wall rather than a staircase, I suggest adding some simple shelves with additional pieces to give it some balance!


7. Shelves

Shelved Gallery Wall

Shelved Gallery Wall

I am seeing this type of gallery wall becoming more and more popular!  With the shelves, it gives you more freedom to change out your pieces much more easily since they're displayed on shelves rather than in a styled wall layout.  You can add pieces of varying length and size, and rearrange them as easily and as often as you like!


Like these templates?!  Pin the infographic below!

WHICH STYLE IS YOUR FAVORITE?!