7 Gallery Wall Arrangements for Different Personalities

December 01, 2015 | Living Rooms | Decor
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It’s no secret that arranging frames and art pieces on your walls could get intimidating. Sometimes, we worry whether or not we actually have the ability to see balance, proportion, and color. We become afraid about the possibility of placing paintings and frames that clash with one another. Often, we overthink the entire process and ruin the fun of hanging art and frames.


We ask you this: who says hanging art and frames have to be difficult? Take a look at these tips for inspiration on how to hang your favorite photographs or art pieces to suit your personality.

1. Conventional


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If you are a pretty reserved person and prefer a more classic and traditional looking arrangement, the conventional style is perfect for you. To achieve this look, you simply have to align your frames into a single horizontal line. This style works especially well with long hallways that need a lot of decorations.


2. Evenly balanced


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Kind of OCD? Hanging your frames to look like an even square or rectangle is perfect if you wish to achieve a simple and clean arrangement. This style will work easily for you if you have even numbered frames (i.e., 4 frames or 6 frames).


3. Minimalist


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If simplicity sums up your design priciples, then this style is for you. Sometimes, showcasing just one art piece makes a lot of difference in a room. It can be a contrast amidst all your other decorations. This tip will work well on top of sofas, beds, or tables.


4. Mix and Match


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This style is for the adventurous – those not afraid to experiment with different shapes and elements hanged to the walls. If you wish to follow this tip, mix and match frames with other 3D figures. Do not be limited to just hanging frames. The rule here is: No rules!


5. Layering


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Not all frames have to be hanged. Sometimes, other pieces look great just leaning on a shelf or a piece of furniture. This style is very modern and adds that coolness factor to your home - perfect for the free souls.


6. Romantic


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If you’re the sentimental type, this style might work for you. Position special family photos or other framed art pieces in a heart formation. This unique arrangement adds warmth to your home. Not to mention, it looks very cute.


7. Ascending


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This style is perfect for the wall against your stairs. Arrange your frames in an ascending manner to match the contour of the wall. Just be sure to maintain balance and proportion.