We framed our gallery wall by starting with a piece of furniture and centering an artful clock (#204339) and a pair of sconces (#549305, model #NOS/SCON/CAGE) above it. To de-emphasize a TV, place it slightly off-center and balance it with a larger piece of art. Place the TV at eye level to avoid eye and neck strain for seated viewers, but don’t be afraid to hang other things below eye level. For a cohesive space, maintain similar hues, brightness, or shades among the objects. We kept this color palette earthy and muted with antiques and nature-inspired art. Use kraft-paper cutouts of your artwork shapes to test an arrangement before making holes in the walls.
Use a variety of visible hanging options to mix up the look of a gallery wall. Hang art in style with a pulley and a long string attached to the back of the artwork.
Turn an old board game or other collectible object into a work of art using jute rope as a hanger. Knots and screw eyes keep the rope steady along the edges as it echoes the shapes on the game board.
Make an invisible shelf using corner braces (#64773). Stack books, games, or movies for a fun display with dimension.
Hardware for Hangers
Nails aren’t the only way to hang artwork. Drawer knobs and cabinet pulls add a more elegant touch. Where possible, mount the knob over a wall stud. Then install a hanger bolt with machine threads that match the knob for a solid connection.
DIY floating shelves make arranging and rearranging a breeze. Evenly disperse larger frames, then overlap medium and smaller pieces. We used gold as an accent color in the art. Children’s art, simple line drawings, nature prints, or abstract art come together beautifully in this type of display. Pull color and style from household objects. The graphic pillow (#10928837S, atgstores.com) and the gold lamp (#459296, model #46666) reflect accents on the wall. A fluffy rug (#127649) adds a soft touch.