How to Hang a Gallery Wall

How to hang a gallery wall
 

You've gotten your frames back from Framebridge, and you're ready to get 'em up on the wall. Before you start hammering away, we've got a few picture frame hanging tips for you to make sure your gallery wall looks its best. 

First and foremost—don’t stress! Gallery walls don’t have to be absolutely perfect, and they usually look better and more natural if they aren’t. Think about all the different frames in your gallery wall as one single piece of art. If it will hang above a piece of furniture plan for the bottom of your lowest piece to be 5 - 8 inches above the top of your furniture. If your gallery wall is hanging on an empty wall, aim for the center of your whole arrangement to hang about 57" above the floor. 

1. To get going, start by holding your lowest framed piece of art against the wall to find the perfect spot. Estimate and mark the correct nail/hook placement for your piece, and then hammer the nail so the hook is where you want the wire to hit.

2. Repeat the hanging process with the frames to the left and right of the first, then with those above. Try to keep all frames 2 - 3 inches apart from one another so placement looks purposeful.

3. Wait until you’ve hung all the frames in your arrangement, take a step back, and then straighten and level everything. Use a few pieces of sticky tac on the back of the frames to guarantee they stay put.

That's it! You're ready to enjoy and share your beautiful new gallery wall. The best part? Gallery walls are made for growing. If you find more pieces you'd like to incorporate, just build your wall out and up from your original arrangement, keeping the same 2 - 3-inch spacing between each frame. 

If you'd like a little more help head over to framebridge.com/hanging-tips for more detailed instructions. 


As always, if you have any questions about hanging your gallery wall (or anything else!), email us at studio@framebridge.com.