Last week I introduced you to this 3 part series on Gallery Walls, and talked about how to plan your own gallery wall. Hopefully I gave you lots of inspiration to start collecting art and frames to curate your own collection! In case you missed it, click here to get caught up!
This week I'm going to be giving you some tips and tricks on how to install your gallery wall without turning your wall into a piece of swiss cheese.
First things first; when you have all of your frames ready, lay them out on a section of floor the same size as your wall space where your gallery is going to go. This will help you to easily decide on & tweak your layout. Here's an example of how I laid out mine. You can see that I could easily re-arrange it until I was happy with the layout.
Now that you have your layout figured out, It's time to make a template and transfer it to the wall. Theres a few different ways you can do this. I took out the inserts to my frames (since they were all new) and simply taped them to the wall using masking tape or painters tape. Just keep in mind that depending on the thickness of your frame itself, the insert will be slightly smaller. Most of my frames were fairly thin, so this method worked out fairly well for me.
Alternatively, you could trace your frames with butcher paper via House and Home,
or even newspaper like Adri from Dream Book Design did.
Here's some other great ideas form around the web that you can use as well.