Asked on Jan 23, 2013

We need help with our gallery wall!

KateShirley KoenigPat Dollar


We've been having some misadventures in creating a gallery wall for our split-entry entryway/living room. We're down to 4 options. (Maybe!) We'd love some input on what you think works best. You can click through to our blog for full info and a survey for voting.
This shot shows the 4 arrangements we're considering--unless you've got some better ideas we haven't thought of. :-)
8 answers
  • Jeanette S
    on Jan 23, 2013

    I don't know if having a lot of pictures is a curse or a blessing! I too like groups of paintings! I think your problem is the TV. Somehow it just distracts from the grouping. Can you move it elsewhere? If the TV can't be moved, I would move it to one end of the cabinet and arrange the artwork from near ceiling to down to the top of the cabinet...for an off centered just might work. Note on my posting I do not line up pictures (often switch them out because cannot put up all of them at one time) and put at different levels (note the one to the right on separate wall)

    we need help with our gallery wall, home decor, living room ideas
  • Becky (J) P
    on Jan 23, 2013

    I too like a lot of stuff on my walls, but I like the pic with just the 3 pictures side-by-side. The Tv is def a distraction from how pretty the pictures are.

  • RJKHomeSolutions
    on Jan 23, 2013

    Gorgeous paintings. I agree the TV seems out of place. Mainly beacause the white chair seems to have its back to it, so there isn't a defined viewing area. I recommend the 1st option, but I would center them so that they are an equal distance from the ceiling and the top of the TV. Part of the issue is that the paitings are right above the TV. With a foot or so of space, it should work.

  • Jewell
    on Nov 22, 2013

    Have you considered relocating all the smaller pieces and replacing them with two more of similar FEELING -- one on either side of the inescapable TV? The small pieces do not have much impact and actually look like afterthoughts. Otherwise, I would go with #1 -- really like them!

  • Pat Dollar
    on May 18, 2014

    I would remove the bottom row (smaller pictures). They seem out of place with the others and draw attention to the TV making it the focal point.

  • Shirley Koenig
    on May 19, 2014

    The top photo with just the three large paintings look less cluttered and yes the chair sitting in front facing away from the TV looks out of place. If you have a lot of paintings to hang the three you have hanging above also look OK.

  • Kate
    on Aug 24, 2016

    I like 2 or 4. Incorporate the television into the gallery wall.

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