How to create The Best Gallery Walls

how to create a gallery wall via belle vivir blog
I'm especially exited today because after four long living-with-rental-furniture-months we are finally getting our stuff tomorrow.  It's play time! I have a pretty clear idea of where things are going to go, but boy can't that change? One thing that I'm certain though is the gallery walls I want to create around the house.  I'm a big fan of picture cluster walls and I've realized that when there is a lot of different ways to create them and/or to display them, each produces a different background.  From a complete harmonious and balanced display, to careless and Bohemian one to a more eclectic grouping.  Each and everyone translates the personal lifestyle of their owners, as it should be.
For creating a harmonious and balanced gallery wall is good to keep things simple and hang each picture at a same distance vertically and horizontally speaking.  One thing to keep in mind is to keep all frames and matting in the same color. 
black and white gallery wall via belle vivir blog
a gallery wall in a kitchen with colorful dowings framed in white frame
I posted this kitchen designed by Pablo Paniagua (above) more than three months ago.  The entire house is worth to see but I love the art in this kitchen
how to create a gallery wall via belle vivir blog
This photographs hanging from a metal cord is a great idea to keep your walls undamaged.
For a more careless bohemian look, using old frames and not being a perfectionist freak (aka every picture perfectly straight) would do. 
how to create a gallery wall via belle vivir blogblack and white picture and drowings framed in different thickness and shades of black and white gallery wall via belle vivir blog
how to create a gallery wall via belle vivir blog
And last but not least is the Eclectic gallery wall.  While using different frames and probably matting as well, it's always a good idea to keep a somewhat similar distance between them as well.  Enjoy! 
how to create a gallery wall via belle vivir blog
a gallery wall with different sizes of portraits via belle vivir blog
a gallery with fames of many different sizes on the wall via belle vivir blog
images from AD, House Beautiful, Elle Decor and Babble

6 comments

classiq said...

Julie, I love that first gallery wall! Such a wonderful idea for the children's room. I'm all for the harmonious and balanced concept and the photographs hanging from a metal cord idea is great indeed. Wishing you a wonderful week!
Ada

Julie said...

Hi Ada,

I also love the gallery wall in the first picture and I think that a harmonious one goes great in a child's room.

Cyber hugs to you my friend!

Anonymous said...

Love all the samples of gallery walls you posted here. Love this post.

Karen Albert said...

Julie I love gallery walls that are lined up vertically and horizontally in a grid! To me the art, photos, etc is cohesive and much more special,

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

therelishedroost said...

Oh I love a great gallery wall, and these are fantastic!!
Well balanced and truly interesting, love them!
xo Karolyn

Home Decor said...

Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

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