gallery wall of multiple rows and columns of black and white photos, two woven stools, and a black and white cat on a glass coffee table

Gallery Wall Design Tips + Tricks

Full Disclosure: I don’t own any fine art. I appreciate it, but much prefer filling my walls with black + whites of people I love. Fortunately, my great-grandmother and grandmother were vigilant about preserving family photos. Like their homes I grew up in, our home is peppered with images of generations of familial faces. It’s fun to watch my boys peer at their great-great-great-grandparents and imagine what kind of people they were. And it gives me the perfect opportunity to pass down the stories I was told. Recently, I decided to add another gallery wall to a small space in our family room. While figuring out the perfect configuration, I pulled together this gallery wall inspiration to share with you.

If we want our pictures and stories to really mean something, to serve a real purpose, then we have to give them better attention.

-Marie Masse
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gallery wall tips + tricks

“When hanging a series of pictures together, keep the gap between them 2 – 2.5″ to utilize the wall space. And keep a minimum of 9″ between the art and the tops of sofas and chairs.” -Milly De Cabrol

“The Hang-up – Where to hang my artwork? I’ve found that 63″ on center above the floor is a perfect viewing height for most pieces.” -Rob Southern

“When framing artwork that requires a mat, specify a mat with 8-ply thickness – the increased depth of the resulting bevel can make anything look important.” -Madeline Stuart

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floor to ceiling gallery wall of twelve gold photo frames

Floor to Ceiling Grid

gallery wall of staggered mixed metal photo frames hanging over a green bench

Staggered Grid

gallery wall of three large rectangular framed photos hanging over a green sofa with two gold square pillows

Vertical Triptych

gallery wall of nine square frames

Half Wall Grid

The Flow-Down

Creating little pockets of joy around our homes is the ultimate goal, right? And what better way to inject happiness into a space than with personal photos, kids’ art, or even a series of torn pages from a favorite book? What special photos, notes, or personal artwork could you coordinate into a gallery wall? Look no further than your photo albums, scrapbooks, and bookshelves to find unique gallery wall inspiration right under your nose.

*Featured Image | Studio McGee

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