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

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6 thoughts on “How to create The Best Gallery Walls

  1. classiq

    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

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