How to Create a Gallery Wall

Creating a gallery wall in your home is an easy, do-it-yourself way to bring your personal style into any room. There is no right or wrong way to create one and no limit to the possibilities. Before you get started, check out the following tips for creating an eye-catching gallery wall that you will love.

Find your wall.

Creating a great gallery wall doesn’t require a huge area to work with. Select a nook or corner in your living room, a small stretch of hallway, or your entry area.


Choose a focal piece.

Find a favorite piece of art and use that as the centerpiece for your gallery wall. This could be a large canvas painting, family portrait, metal feature piece, or stylish mirror. Then choose pieces that complement and highlight it.


De­ter­mine your theme.

Is this gallery wall go­ing to con­tain art­work and im­ages of all the same tex­ture, color, and ma­te­ri­als? Or are you go­ing to mix and match dif­fer­ent prints, pho­tographs, dé­cor pieces, frames, and draw­ings?


De­cide on the arrange­ment.

Gallery walls usu­ally lean one of two ways — lin­ear and or­derly or ab­stract and di­men­sional. Se­lect the one that matches the look you’re go­ing for and start hang­ing!


Tie the room to­gether.

Your gallery wall does­n’t have to end where the wall hits the floor­ing. Con­sider ty­ing in other as­pects of the room by co­or­di­nat­ing col­ors and ma­te­ri­als on pieces, such as rugs, fur­ni­ture, lamps, plants, bed­ding, dec­o­ra­tive pil­lows, and more. Or, if you’ve al­ready styled the rest of the room, use those col­ors to in­spire the pieces in your gallery wall.

Michelle Glass