Six Simple Steps to Your Perfect Gallery Wall

Six Simple Steps to Your Perfect Gallery Wall
 
 
 
 

Next to each wall on the Artfully Walls website, you’ll find an exact digital replica of the art included in the collection. From there, you’re just a click away from a PDF file that documents the wall’s specific hanging measurements. Simply print or have the screen pulled up on your phone, tablet or computer, and then gather your supplies.

 

Let's Begin!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Your unwrapped Artfully Walls art collection

Pencil

Hammer

Nails

Level

Measuring tape

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STEP ONE

Start by taking a look at your digital, pre-set art arrangement as laid out at the time of order. With this as your guide, gently place the art on the floor in front of the wall you plan to use as your gallery surface.

 

STEP TWO

Once satisfied, use the pre-set measurements you pulled from the Artfully Walls website to calculate the entire width of the collection. Find the center and make a mark on the wall with a pencil at about eye level—on average, this is 60 inches from the floor. This will help to orient you as you place your first piece of art.

 

STEP THREE

Choose the most central print or frame from your collection, and measure the distance between the top of the frame and the top of the hanging wire on the back. Make sure to pull the wire taut to get the most accurate measurement, and then jot the number down.

 

STEP FOUR

Next, place the art against the wall based off of the central point you made earlier as reference. Use the pencil (or a nail) to make another small mark on the wall at the top of the frame, and set the art aside.

 
 

STEP FIVE

Now you can use the measurement you took earlier (the distance between the wire and the top of the frame) to find the spot on the wall where the nail will go. Once found, grab the nail and hammer it into place, then hang your first piece of art on the wall.

 

STEP SIX

After that, you’ll simply repeat the steps—follow the measurements found on the Artfully Walls website to place the art, measure between frame and wire, make marks and hammer the nail into place. Pretty soon, the entire collection will come together before your eyes!

 
Portfolio of Kristen Spohn, a graphic designer in the Cleveland, Ohio area.