Wait….Don’t start hammering yet
A gallery wall can be integral to the look of a space and its feel-good design, when it’s done right. I love gallery or salon walls because it allows to artfully blend seemingly different elements, pulling the whole space together. The million $ questions are “how do you get it right, and where do you start?

Well, let’s start with some simple math calculations. Here is the most foolproof way I like to figure out sizing of the artwork that would be needed.

Sizing
Measure the length and width of your available wall space. Available wall space means the blank area that you want to fill, not covered by furniture, molding and so on Multiply the width by .57 or .75 the same with the length.
Put your eyes on your wall and choose the measurements that will be happy with
Your art should cover 2/3 to 3/4 of your wall, your choice

Spacing
The key here is to place every piece of artwork with intention. So, you want to lay everything out on the floor before drilling or nailing any holes in the walls. See if any theme reveals itself, is it your passion for a certain color, memories? Is it places or a group of paintings and pieces by how similar they are… so you play it safe
Or, you can think outside of the box, by switching it up and create an eclectic ensemble that feels true to you.

Scale
Play with proportion, mixing large and small elements and staggering the height of your artwork. Use the mix of different frame styles including no frame at all. There’s really no right or wrong, just what would appeal to your eye.

Mixing Media and Color
Consider framing one of the important parts of the gallery wall process but don’t get frustrated. If you can afford custom framing, plan a way to work around that whether it means investing in some frames from HomeGoods or simply create a cluster that sings sans framing. The paintings you already have might similarly tell a very coherent color story or act as a a focal point with colors that aren’t anywhere else in the room.

Either approach is a solid choice, but it is all about your personal taste.

Working new pieces into an existing arrangement can feel tricky. The key is to remember and reflect on why you’re you placed certain pieces in the mix in the first place. Think about what elements of the arrangement make you happy and what you feel might be missing for example color, proportion or portrait versus landscape. This way you’ll be ready to approach the remix with a plan

Updating over time
Working new pieces into an existing arrangement can feel tricky. The key is to remember and reflect on why you’re you placed certain pieces in the mix in the first place. Think about what elements of the arrangement make you happy and what you feel might be missing for example color, proportion or portrait versus landscape. This way you’ll be ready to approach the remix with a plan