Hanging a gallery wall is something we enjoy after we’re finished, but stress about while we are doing it.
You stress about hanging everything straight, about spacing everything equally, and about tearing up your walls
Here are a few tips and tricks to help make your gallery wall hanging experience much less stressful.
1. Lay everything out on the floor so you can see how it will look before hanging it.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this and changed my mind about half of the things I had planned to hang. You can also do this to check out your spacing.
2. Use a level to space your pictures.
Everyone knows you should use a level to make sure your pictures and objects are hanging straight, but did you know you can use it to space pictures as well? The pictures in the gallery above are exactly “one level width” apart. Our small level is about one inch, so we just lay it flat and use it as a spacer.
3. Command Strips are way better than nails
Unless it’s really heavy, everything in our house is hanging by 3M Command Strips. They don’t damage your wall, so if you make a mistake, just pull the tab, and they’ll pop right off. Plus, you can put them on the back of whatever you’re hanging, press it to the wall, and you’re done. It’s so much faster than driving a nail.
4. If you must use nails, use a stud finder
There’s nothing worse than damaging your wall because you hung something that was too heavy and you didn’t hang it on a stud.
Stud finders are cheap and are a tool everyone should have. We have one with a laser level and we’ve used it so many times that the batteries are often dead.
5. Group similar looking things to create a cohesive look, but it does not have to be a perfect match.
In fact, it’s more visually pleasing if it doesn’t match. Varying frames and objects will add interest to your gallery because it keeps the eye moving. Here, the frames match but the art coordinates.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these DIY Tips and Tricks. Stay tuned for more wall decor tips next week!
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