My bloggy friend, Leslie asked for tips on how to create an eclectic gallery wall without making it looking too busy. An eclectic gallery wall is WAY easier to hang than a gallery that is perfectly aligned and symmetrical, but it can also seem more complicated to design. There aren't really rules, besides just making it look pretty, but here are a few of my tips:
1 | My first tip when creating an eclectic gallery wall (meaning items/frames of different sizes, colors, and shapes), is to lay a mock plan on the floor. This will give you a general idea of where you will place items.
2 | Start with large items, and work your way out. Hang up the largest items first, and then fill in the blank spaces with smaller items.
|image from Decor Pad|
3 | If you are too nervous to go too "freestyle", then use lines. You can arrange frames in a rectangle or square, or even align your frames on top, bottom, or both.
|image from Beth Dotolo|
|image from Desire to Inspire|
|image from Skona Hem|
|image from West Elm|
|image from Pottery Barn|