DIY: How to Create a Curated Gallery Wall


One of my favorite things to do is to create a gallery wall. I think that they’re great as an accent wall, down a hallway or in a home office. So many of you have reached out asking how we put together our gallery wall in our home office, so today I wanted to walk you through how.


DIY: How to Create a Curated Gallery Wall


Tip 01 - Have a Vision

One of the first things that you want to do when putting your gallery wall together is to have a vision for the over all look. For example, do you want to use all black and white images; colorful, abstract artwork; photographs; prints; or a mixture of all the above. The vision for our gallery wall was to have our degrees mixed in with some special pieces from our wedding along with some artwork.


Tip 02 - Determine Your Color Scheme

Having a color scheme in mind for you gallery wall will ensure cohesion. For example, for our gallery wall we kept things fairly neutral with small pops of color here and there.


Tip 03 - Use a Variety of Frames

One of the keys to having a curated gallery wall is to use a variety of frames. You want some big, some small, some horizontal, and some vertical. You also want to make sure that there is some variety in the thickness, texture and color of the frames while sticking to your color palette. That being said, I feel that its wise - depending on the scale of your gallery wall - to repeat the colors of frames. So, for instance we have two thick black frames, two smaller black frames, two frames that are a reddish brown wood, a couple that are a softer brown wood, etc. You want variety but you also want all of the pieces to speak to one another. This goes for your artwork too!


Tip 04 - Spacing

When hanging your artwork on the wall you generally want to keep your pieces 2 - 4 inches apart so your pieces are too spread out or too close together.


Tip 05 - Selecting Your Artwork

When it comes to choosing what you want to put on your wall, there are a few options. You can choose to have a collection of photographs, artwork, prints, or a combination. The key is to have a balance!