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What Is Gallery Hanging?

Art in the home is something to give your place a unique character and a more customized feel. Gallery hanging is where you have a long hallway or room where you place your art up in a certain way that takes height, spacing, and lighting into consideration. Here are some things about gallery hanging.   

The Right Equipment

Before you get started on getting a gallery hanging system for your masterpieces, you need the right tools to help make it stay in place. Some of the things you’ll need are the following:

  • Painters tape
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Scissors
  • Kraft paper

All of these materials will help you start to create clear marks for your art on the wall to help make it easier to hang there with a purpose. 

Select the Right Art

Whether you want family photos or a wall frame collage, it’s all about your preference in art. If you have smaller pieces of art or photos, try to get wall frames that are a bit smaller. If you place them in the right way, it can do some of the hard work for you by giving you a cool dynamic on your wall. 

Trace and Test

Here’s the tough part because you want to create a sort of outline with kraft paper to help you decide on the art placement. Trace around each piece of art on kraft paper and make a cutout. Then you’ll want to mark the picture’s hanger placement. 

By doing this process, you’ll less liable to make mistakes and you’ll have more precision in how you want the final arrangement to look. Start with your largest piece at eye level and work your way to other pieces. Consider certain elements like a high-ceiling or even matching up a background with a sofa right under it. 

Always Think About Balance

Just like you want your home to have a certain harmony, think about that regarding hanging pictures on the wall. You don’t have to be completely symmetrical, but please put in some thought to help you create something visually appealing. You can have a centerpiece with large wall art and smaller pieces surrounding it. 

Also, think of the color schemes. See how they can play off each other to go with the general motif of your gallery art

Creating a nice gallery hanging can add much-needed character to your home.  

Note: This is a collaborative post

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