How to Hang a Gallery Wall
Step 3: Choose similar filters
One of the best ways to create a cohesive presentation is by using similar filters on your photographs. This little detail can have a huge impact on a gallery wall’s overall flow, and it pulls everything together in an instant.
Pro Tip: Not sure which filter to choose? When in doubt, opt for black and white or sepia depending on your surrounding décor.
Step 4: Use festive frames
While your frames don’t necessarily have to match, it’s important to choose designs that complement your overall theme. For a farmhouse gallery wall, you may want to use frames made of weathered wood. Going a more traditional route? Opt for a classic black. Whether you’re mixing metals or dreaming of an all-white Christmas display, it’s a good idea to plan your frames beforehand.
Step 5: Get creative with mats
Calling all DIY enthusiasts! You don’t have to spend a fortune on home décor to create the perfect holiday gallery wall. Just use your creativity instead. Once you’ve selected your frames and printed your favorite photographs, it’s time to showcase them accordingly. While a plain white mat is always a do, don’t overlook using other mediums, as well. Surround your family photos in coordinating wrapping paper prints, scrapbook paper, or even burlap for a rustic statement.
Step 6: Tie ribbon around the frames
Once your photos are framed, it’s time for some embellishments. Holiday-themed plaid ribbons, rustic burlap and twine, and classic red bows all add a festive finishing touch to your overall presentation.
Step 7: Add fun fillers
When it comes to decorating a gallery wall, it’s all about finding the right balance and arranging your photos in perfect harmony. Strategically placed fillers can help achieve this visual symmetry in a fun, festive way. Add wreaths, buffalo check plates, garlands, a chalkboard sign, or letters that spell out a holiday greeting.
Pro Tip: Short on festive decor? Hang up a holiday greeting card or wrapping paper in a frame.
Step 8: Include wall signs
Strategically placed wall signs and art can work wonders in a gallery wall. From tin signs with holiday greetings to wooden crosses, there are countless styles to consider.
Step 9: Think about lighting
A well-designed gallery wall belongs in the spotlight — quite literally. At Bellacor, our assortment of picture lights and sconces is ideal for showcasing your photographs while brightening your home. Hang these luminous styles above your display to highlight your holiday memories.
Step 10: Set the scene
Don’t forget to style the surrounding area, as well! Strategically placed floor vases, wreaths, and lanterns can pull the entire scene together in an instant. Browse our complete assortment of holiday accents to get inspired.