Gallery style art installations are something I would do in every home if I could. It’s such a great way to display art, family photos or collectibles in a graphic and dramatic way. They can be hung haphazardly, in a grid or even layered on wall shelves to give it a more casual feel.
Some tips on creating your own:
-I prefer the frames to match or all be the same color but vary in size and texture. Or pick two colors- silver and white or gold and black and intersperse them in a visually pleasing way. I also like it if all the photos are black and white or all color. Then you can mix in paintings, prints, graphics or anything you like.
– Trace the frames on brown craft paper and play with the layout on the wall using painters tape to not damage the paint. Then you can hammer a nail right through the paper and rip it off once the picture looks be hung properly!
– If hanging in a grid the frames NEED to all be the same and hung close together- about 2″ apart. Make sure the distance is the same between the side and above and below.
-If you don’t want to hang personal photographs find a great black and white photo or map and cut it into as many sections as you want your grid hanging to be. Take them to a printing shop and have them blown up to the size desired and put each section in a frame in order so you see the full image but cut up into pieces.
-If using linear wall shelves and leaning them against the wall be sure to vary the heights of the frames- using some tall vertical ones and some smaller horizontal ones and vice versa.
Some inspirational images for you:
*images via Decorpad.