How to hang a gallery wall like an expert

How to Hang a Gallery Photo Wall Like an Expert - Our Step-by-Step Guide


Are you looking for assistance on how to a gallery photo wall of picture frames? We have created a convenient step-by-step guide.

You can either refer to the handy video link below, or continue below to read through our visual step-by-step guide.

After introducing our very popular gallery wall frame sets, customers have asked us for some tips on hanging and displaying their photo frames when creating their own photo walls.

So we have put together a quick and simple guide for you to follow when hanging your picture frame wall gallery set. While it may seem intimidating, it is really a lot simpler than you think if you follow the below steps.

Gallery Wall Arrangement with Tape


Gallery Wall Arrangement with Photo Frames


Step 1 - Build your layout

Layout the photo frames on your floor and find the layout that best suits your space. We recommend allowing a 5cm gap between the picture frames.

Arranging the photo frames

 Step 2 - Find the look

Place your collection of photos on top of each frame. Stand back and look at them all together. Will this wall collage arrangement look and feel right to you? Try swapping some photos. Does this combination look better for your picture wall? Once you’ve found the perfect arrangement, take a photo of your favourite and final combination for your reference.

Finding The Look


Step 3 - Place the photos into your frames

Place the photos into your photo frames as per the look you have decided on the previous step. Feel free to check out our step-by-step tutorial on how to place a photo into a matted photo frame if you need extra help and professional tips. You can also watch our video tutorial below: 

Step 4 - Display the layout on the wall

Cut some kraft paper or large pieces of paper as per the size of each frame. Use removable masking tape to stick these pieces of kraft paper onto your wall following the same layout arrangement that you built and decided on for Step 1. Use a pencil to mark where each frame will be hung onto your photo wall display. Use a ruler or a level to help ensure your picture frame will be straight.

Masking the wall


Step 5 - Mark & place the nails or screws

Make a note on the paper at the appropriate place where to hang each nail or screw. Once you have placed all the nails or screws, remove the paper and leaving only the nails or screws remaining in the wall. 

Mark & place the nails or screws


Step 6 - Hang the frames

At this stage you can now hang your photo frames. And voila, you have just built your own gallery photo wall of picture frames.

Hang the frames

We hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel from to contact us.

Shop Now - We offer a great range of pre-made Gallery Photo Wall Frame Sets which come boxed with everything you need to create your own a beautiful photo wall of memories and art. 

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