How to create a posterwall
Read our guide: how to make your own gallery wall. You can achieve a calm and harmonious look by grouping your posters and pictures together to create a gallery wall. But before you drive the first nail into the wall, it’s a good idea to have a plan for how you want to place the pictures in relation to each other. We offer you our best tips on how to create your own personal gallery wall.
- The first thing you need to consider is where you want to display your pictures. Do you want them on the wall above your sofa in the living room? In the hallway? Or by your dining table?
- Measure the wall you have picked, so you know exactly how much space you have to work with. Combining posters in varying sizes can create a great effect.
- If you want to hang your pictures over your sofa, remember to leave some free space between the top of the sofa and the lowest-hanging pictures. You don’t want the person sitting in the sofa banging their head on one of the pictures! Leaving some space between the upper edge of the top picture and the ceiling also contributes to a calm and harmonious look.
The poster wall is around 127 cm broad and 119 cm high (including frames and spaces)
Posters: Orangery, Garden life, Clover forest green, Good Luck, Growing Plants
- You can use the width of the furniture piece (sofa, table, bookcase) as a reference for centring the pictures.
The poster wall is around 68 cm broad and 87 cm high (including frames and spaces)
Posters: Woman and sea, Let's go baby, Hug me, Grow your own luck
- Get an overview by placing your framed pictures on the floor the way you are planning to hang them on the wall. You can either choose to let the pictures touch or space them out slightly. As a general rule of thumb, leave five cm of space between the frames if your wall includes three or more pictures. The bigger the wall space, the more distance you can leave between the pictures.
- Create a calm and balanced feel by choosing frames of the same material or colour.
The poster wall is around 127 broad and 149 cm high (including frames and spaces)
Posters: After the hike, Make it happen blue, Tent with view, The fisherman, The girl with the bouquet, Sakura, Growing plants, Hug me
- Begin by hanging the picture that is placed at the top and in the centre. When you have that in place, you can use that as your point of reference to measure out and establish the rest of the gallery wall.
The poster wall is around 167 cm broad and 167 cm high (including frames and spaces)
Posters: Images of Denmark, Canoeing on the lake, But first coffee, The kiss, Summer girl, 2cv
- If you are like most people, we recommend that you use a spirit level. Place it on top of the frame you just hung to be sure that all your pictures are going to be level. Now, measure a vertical line down to the mounting hardware/hanging clip of the picture below. In many cases, the mounting hardware is placed a few centimetres down from the top of the frame.
- Use a nail with a large head or a screw that is strong enough to carry the weight of the glass. It helps to drive the nail in at an angle to the wall, so that the head of the nail points up.
The poster wall is around 223 cm broad and 179 cm high (including frames and spaces)
Posters: VW Camper, Orangery, Lanterns, Ocean View, VW Beetle, Motherhood, Let's go baby, I love mother earth, Lotus, Racing Bicycle, But first coffee, Canoeing on the lake, Skiing
We have made even more poster walls that can inspire you right here.
You can also watch our video guide: How to create a poster wall.