How to create a gallery wall
Got an empty wall that’s just begging for artwork to fill it? You might think that you can’t afford any masterpieces, but filling your walls with art doesn’t have to break the bank. And it’s actually an easy creative exercise, especially if you enjoy being crafty, shopping vintage and thinking outside the box.
Artwork hung mosaic-style works well in a stairwell or in a grand living space that needs a focal point. Before you get out the hammer and nails, keep in mind that a gallery wall looks best when it has some breathing room--some acreage of blank wall to the left and right of where you’ll be hanging everything. And don’t be afraid to start close to your baseboards and end somewhere near the crown moulding. The best tip for hanging everything together and having it look good is to lay your artwork out on newspaper, trace around each item and once you’re happy with placement, then tape the paper to the wall as a template for all of your hooks and nails.