There is a popularity of gallery style walls full of framed art. These gallery walls can work in hallways, stairs, living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and even kids’ rooms. Hanging a collection of framed art on the wall is a great way to fill blank walls. You can do a gallery wall expensively or on the cheap—the idea works with every budget.
How to hang the artwork can be tricky if you’ve never done a gallery wall before. Two main choices for creating a pattern are the grid and the bulls-eye. The grid is self explanatory. The bulls-eye has a center artwork that all other pieces radiating out from. This manner of hanging art is looser in style than the grid, and is also a little easier to hang because you don’t need to be as precise.
One of the tried and true methods for hanging art of any kind on the wall is to make a paper silhouette of the frame, marking where the hook or wire is located. This way you can tape the paper to the wall to see if you like the placement before you put a hole in the wall. Making paper silhouettes of all the frames for a gallery wall lets you arrange the gallery wall on the floor first. This method works well for frames of different sizes and shapes in a bulls-eye pattern.
Gallery walls add so much to a space without taking up any floor space. You can coordinate the frames with your wood floors, carpet or molding colors.