Where do you begin putting together a collection of frames? The starting point would be a work of art or photograph that you would like to have on the wall. Additional photographs, quotes, beautiful prints and other works of art can be subsequently chosen and added to complement the original piece. Pay particular attention to the use of color. Does the initial work of art have a colour that stands out, or is it in black and white? If it has a predominant colour, make sure that the colour is reflected regularly in the other items added to the gallery wall, so that everything flows and forms a beautiful whole.
You can use different frames in different sizes and shades. This will result in a dynamic, playful wall. If you're going for something a little more tranquil, choose a single type of frame in different sizes. Still serene, but with variety. To get a super-sleek effect, go for a specific type of frame in one size.
A gallery wall is a bit like a puzzle. Work out the pieces of the puzzle before you drill the holes in the wall and hang the frames. Do this by tracing out and cutting paper shapes (using old newspapers or wrapping paper) into the sizes of the various frames. Place your puzzle pieces on the floor and move them around until you’re satisfied with the composition. Always keep the same amount of space between the frames.