How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

black and white gallery wall

If you have more art or photos than wall space in your home or office, you want to make great use of the walls that you have. One way to do this is to create a gallery wall featuring your favorite artwork or photos, while giving your space a unique touch. However, it can be difficult to arrange a gallery wall when you don’t know where to start. Our experienced framers at Rosenbaum Framing can help you create the perfect gallery wall.

Color-Coordinated Images

One way to start creating a perfect gallery wall is by choosing a color-coordinated theme for the images. If you’d like a more classic or vintage look, use black and white photos in your layout. You can also opt for a monochromatic theme with several shades of the same color on your wall. Don’t be afraid to experiment with color harmonies for a bold gallery wall.

 

Complementary Frames

Another way to create a cohesive look for a gallery wall is through the use of complementary frames. Similar frame sizes, colors, or textures can help tie disparate elements together. Use our custom framing services in South Florida to help create perfect picture frames to complement your theme. Our family-owned business takes pride in our craftsmanship and can advise you on creative designs to achieve your desired look.

 

Create a Layout

Before you hang your artwork or photographs, organize your gallery wall layout by measuring the space where you want to hang your works, then re-creating those dimensions on the floor with tape. Next, place your framed works on the floor within the taped outline. Arrange them in different configurations, playing with the placement to create a balanced layout. Be sure to consider color and the balance of negative space in your layout. Once you have a layout that is aesthetically pleasing, take a picture for reference and use the measurements from your arrangement on the floor to help you determine where to place the picture hooks or nails. You can also create and tape paper templates cut to the size of each work to your wall to help you position the picture hangers.

Measure and Level

Carefully spacing your art pieces or pictures is one of the fundamentals of the perfect gallery wall. Use a level to hang the framed works and make any adjustments if they are crooked or slanted. This will prevent the overall gallery wall layout from looking unbalanced. You can also use painter’s tape to ensure even spacing between each piece in your collection. Repeat these steps until you bring your dream gallery wall to fruition!

Exceeding Expectations with Your Framing Needs

Whether you’re in the process of creating a gallery wall or need recent wedding photos framed, our professional framers in Boca Raton can create the gorgeous custom frames you always dreamt of. For over 40 years, we have provided families with world-class framing to help preserve a variety of memorabilia. Contact us today at 561-994-4422 for your framing needs!

Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.