A common challenge encountered when decorating a home is how to go about filling empty wall space. Although you might have all the furniture components needed to make a room function, artwork can be the perfect pièce de résistance to make the space pop. A collection of framed prints or three-dimensional sculptures can be a great way to give visual interest to dead wall space. Whether using just a few pieces, or filling a full wall, the key to a successful display is balance. The collection shouldn't seem too sparse, and the pieces shouldn't be spaced too far apart. There shouldn't be a myriad of shades/hues used in the frames or in the prints -- stick to three, maybe four different colors/finishes tops. Overall, you want the collection to be proportionate to either the wall it is filling or the furniture it is hanging above (or both). While you're hanging your pieces (and again when you are finished) make sure you step back and check that everything is laying straight. One way to deflate the impact of your display is to have a bunch of crooked frames looking like they might fall off the wall at any second.
To help you in your quest for wall gallery perfection, we've compiled a few visual aids for what to avoid and what to emulate.
Here are a few examples of gallery wall designs that just aren't quite nailing it.
Here are some examples of displays that are right on point!
We hope these examples will be helpful to you as you start putting together a gallery display for your own home!