5 No-Fail Gallery Wall Looks to Try at Home

Long for the perfect combo of prints, paintings and posters? HGTV Magazine made it easy with five no-fail looks featuring super-affordable art — and tips for putting it all together.

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Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Photo By: Ben Goldstein

Black-and-white art aligned at the bottom

The key to a successful black-and-white wall is mixing pieces that are primarily black with others that are mostly white. Throwing in a few wood frames keeps the combo from looking too stark. Hang the lowest row first with the frames lined up at the bottom, then build up from there.

Frames: pictureframes.com, get 20% off * with promo code HGTVMAG20 WALL COLOR Swiss Coffee by Valspar; Sideboard (throughout): Stockholm 63"W x 15 ¾"D x 32"H ash and walnut veneer sideboard, $449, ikea.com

*Discount valid April 4, 2017, through May 8, 2017

Personal photos hung in a grid

Don’t just look at your favorite photos on your phone — frame them! We used framebridge.com to crop our photos square, print them, and frame them in identical white frames. Hang them in a tight grid with the frames evenly spaced about 2 inches apart. Start with the bottom center one. A level is helpful to keep everything straight.

Frames: framebridge.com, get 15% off * with code HGTVMAG15; Art: Personal photos by Ryan Sides, ryansidesphotos.com; Wall color: Bull’s Eye Red by Benjamin Moore

*Discount valid May 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017

A favorite color in frames that touch

There’s no easier way to choose art for a gallery wall than by limiting the color palette to your favorite shade. These blue-and-white pieces look pulled together — literally! To hang this grouping, we started with the Los Angeles print and worked our way out. Lay the configuration on the floor first and take a photo with your phone for reference. 

Frames: Michaels stores, get 20% off * with promo code HGTVMAG20; Wall color: Pure White by Sherwin-Williams

*Discount valid through May 31, 2017

Abstract art arranged symmetrically

This wall starts with two large pieces of art centered one on top of the other. Three smaller frames hang on the left, with the same size frames on the right. Tip: Buy your frames first (all in one color), then fill them with art. For this grouping, we picked abstract prints in poppy colors and trimmed some to fit the frames. 

Frames: aifriedman.com, get 20% off * with promo code HGTVMG20; Wall color: Gun Powder by Pratt & Lambert

*Discount valid April 4, 2017, through May 5, 2017

Anything goes!

No rules here. This merry mix of prints and 3-D objects is built around a large framed print centered on the wall. Beyond that, there’s no rigid layout to adhere to. Make your combo personal. This one includes a framed record album, a shout-out to a home state and a mirror customized with spray paint.

Frames arttoframe.com, get 20% off  with promo code HGTVMAG20; Wall color Bit of Sugar by Behr

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