5 Tips For Making A Statement Wall Gallery

1. Decide on the dimensions of your gallery 

Before hanging up your frames and artworks, it is worth measuring the dimensions of the space you would like to decorate on the wall. Measure an area on your floor according to the dimensions you would like to decorate and strategically place your frames within this space so that you can have an idea of how you would like your gallery wall to look. 

You may decide to go with the uniform approach where your frames are the same size, shape and distance apart. Or you may choose the random approach where your frame sizes vary and there is no uniformity when it comes to placement. 

 Uniform-style gallery that uses 3 X 3 measurements 

Uniform-style gallery that uses 3 X 3 measurements 

 A straight row of five frames 

A straight row of five frames 

 A shelf gallery whereby the frames are placed against the wall

A shelf gallery whereby the frames are placed against the wall

 A random placement of frames that vary in size and shape

A random placement of frames that vary in size and shape

2. Use one style of picture frame

A good way to ensure that your gallery wall will be cohesive is to use the same style and colour frame. If you decide to go with thin, black frames then keep your entire gallery wall within this style.  

3. Use pictures or artwork that have a similar theme 

The colour scheme of your room should give you some inspiration when it comes to deciding on what pictures or artworks to use within your gallery wall. If it is a room that is decorated in blues, then try stick to artworks that depict the beach, waves or anything with tones of blue. It is best to use photographs with the same filter throughout such as black and white. Black and white photos are classic, modern and generally go with any colour scheme. 

 

4. Choose photos and artworks that you love and are a reflection of you

Let your gallery wall tell a story and become a statement piece that gets guests talking. Place memorable moments of family and friends on your wall or hang scenic travel shots from recent holidays. When it comes to deciding on art pieces, choose the ones you love and evoke conversation.  

5. Don't overthink it 

You gallery wall should be as unique as you are. Use our advice as a guide but your wall should ultimately be a reflection of your life and the things you love. As long as your pictures are straight and the overall look is balanced then it will be beautiful.