Gallery Wall

Today I was able to help a friend hang some pictures in her house.  She has a narrow hallway leading to the bedrooms that she wanted to fill with different frames and wall decor.

I always use the floor below the wall as a blank canvas.  By laying the frames on the floor, I can move them around as if it's a puzzle. Trying one layout. Moving a picture here or there until I come up with a display that flows and fits the wall.

For example, today I started with this this arrangement...

{photo disclaimer: I only had my iphone today hence the low quality photo's.}

The layout wasn't working for me, so  pictures were moved around and a small cross added...

  That didn't work.  So after a bit more shuffling, I ended up here...

And we have a winner!

Before I start hanging pictures, I always take a quick picture.  This will help you remember the spacing and exact placement of the frames.  And you will have something to refer back to if needed once you begin hanging pictures.

I then measured the center point on the floor layout.  And I measured the center point on the wall...then started hanging wall decor.

And here is the finished product.  {The pictures are taken at an angle due to the narrow nature of the hallway.}

It looks great! No more empty hallway!!


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