How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Unlikely Martha
by Unlikely Martha
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I have always loved gallery walls, so it was a no brainer to put one on a small stretch of wall in our living room. Getting the frames level and evenly spaced was not an easy task.
I ordered nine frames from Michaels's on a deal. I decided to go with 5X5 prints. Below are the steps I took to get my gallery wall as straight and even as possible.
First, measure the entire area where you will be hanging your photos. You’ll need to do a little math to determine where the center of the wall is. Once I found that number in inches I hung the middle of my middle frame there and worked out.  That being said it SEEMS to be easier to work with an odd number, but whatever works for you.
Once you determine where you will be hanging put a piece of tape over the hanger on the back of the frame and put a hole in the tape  where the nail should go.
Put all of your pieces of tape on the wall. If you are unlike me, now would be the time to make sure things are level. LEVEL AT THIS POINT and make any adjustments

Now put a nail where that tiny hole in the tape is.
Before putting pictures in the frame, be sure to clean the glass well

Put in your print and determine where you want it. Once that is determined add a small piece of tape to the top to keep the print from shifting.

Now hang!
I am in love with how the photos turned out. They aren't perfect but they are good enough for me. I love displaying my favorite photos.
Suggested materials:
  • Frames   (Michael's)
  • 5X5 Photo Prints   (
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  • V Valencia V Valencia on Feb 24, 2017
    I love your gallery wall! It looks great! I didn't quite understand how you used tape to "mark" where the nail would go. Are you using double stick tape? How do you place tape at back of frame and have it stay in place?

  • Millie Millie on Feb 24, 2017
    Do you have any idea of the color?

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  • Unlikely Martha Unlikely Martha on Mar 05, 2017
    Thank you! I haven't really gotten into Command strips but this is an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing

  • Roberta Roberta on Mar 09, 2017
    This looks awesome! A somewhat related question: can you share your walls' color number or name? It's beautiful!