Nothing makes a house a home like pictures on the wall: holiday snaps, fun family photos, polaroids from weddings and events; all of these personalise your space and add life and colour in a way little else can. Getting started with gallery walls can be daunting though – do it wrong, and you’ll end with lots of wonky frames and holes. But get it right, and you’ll have a space that really brings the wow factor.
First things first, it’s important to understand how to arrange pictures on a wall. Here are 3 fool-proof tips:
- Make sure you have one large piece to serve as an anchor. Sticking to just small and mid-size frames will lead to an overly cluttered looking wall. Starting with a large piece also makes it easier to create a slick gallery wall, as you can play around with positioning the smaller frames around it.
- Before you start hanging your picture frames, do a test run either by laying them out on the floor and experimenting with the arrangements until you find something you like (if you’re feeling short of inspiration, there are lots of layout ideas online).
- Then, create paper duplicates of your frames (using old newspaper or wrapping paper) and pin these up on the wall using masking tape to finalise the positioning. Make sure the distance between each frame is uniform and that the edges are at ninety-degree angles to each other (it also helps to have nice clean walls to hang your pictures on.).