Step 1: Compile all of the Picture Frames You’d Like to Use
- I have tons of frames. I’ve always been big on photos, so I have frames all over the place. Our apartment has high ceilings, so I wanted to get good use out of the wall space, and knew I wanted to make a gallery wall.
- I went through all of the frames I had and picked out all of the ones that were black. I’m obsessed with organizing, so I tend to prefer things be “matchy matchy” and symmetrical. So I liked the look of having all of the frames one color.
- I’ve see lots of great gallery wall ideas on Pinterest (some people are much more adventurous than I am. Check out some of the other great work HERE).
- Trace the outline of your frames onto individual pieces of paper. Many people have trace onto brown packing paper, which works great. I didn’t have any in the house, so I improvised with tissue paper. (Use whatever you have in the house, it’s silly to spend money on something that will be tossed away shortly anyway).
- Measure and mark the wall hanging brackets onto the pieces of paper. This will help make the hanging process easier.
- Arrange the papers on the table or floor, in the desired arrangement. This is the creative part, so try different arrangements until you find what you like.
*Take a picture of the final design so if you get interrupted, or papers get moved around, you still have a record of your final design.
- Tape the papers onto the wall in the appropriate positions.
- Attach the frames to the wall using picture hanging nails.
- I included some simple wall art. A pretty wall sticker that I picked up at the Dollar Tree, and some inexpensive “canvas” artwork. Find out how to make similar artwork HERE.
- Sit back and enjoy your beautiful new statement piece!