Create a personal gallery by displaying frames of varying shape and size. Plan the layout of your frames before hanging, either with Kraft paper on the wall or by arranging them on a workspace or floor. Ensure your frame arrangement is horizontally centered on your wall space to create balance.
Achieve the proper balance between your wall space and the frames. Smaller frames have more impact when grouped together; a large frame may stand alone. Place your frames at eye level, usually five feet from the floor. Hang them higher if your room has high ceilings.
To create an interesting gallery effect, visit a local copy center or use your home computer to change favorite color photos to black-and-white or sepia-toned images. Hang frames in both horizontal and vertical orientations to add interest.
Take it from us. It's better to use these tricks before you get started, and get your gallery display perfect – the first time.
Choose from our free downloadable wall templates, complete with exact frame measurements and spacing recommendations. Then print the template you like best and select frames based on that layout.