How to Hang a Perfect Gallery Wall… Without Nails!

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

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So you guys know how obsessed I am with Nora’s big girl room, and one of the best parts of the whole room is the is the gallery wall. It is just such a focal point. We knew from the start we wanted a gallery wall in the room, but I won’t lie, I was more than a little overwhelmed by making it happen (thank goodness for Kelsey, from The Wells Collection who is like the design grand master of the world). Tons of work goes into picking the frames, picking the art, pairing them up, and arranging them on the wall, but at least all of those steps are pretty fun… the one step that everybody dreads is the actual hanging and measuring, am I right? Well people, get jazzed up, because today I am solving that problem for you, and you will never stress out about hanging a gallery wall ever again! 

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

So here is the picture of the finished gallery wall to get you excited!

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

One of the greatest parts about this little trick is that it doesn’t matter at all if your frames have hanging brackets or not! So pick out any frames you want, large or small, irregardless of hardware.

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

So here’s the magic tools, literally all you need is a level (if you are like me and don’t know how to hang anything strait on your own, haha) and some 3m command strips! As you can see from the picture above, we had some pretty big frames, and some heavy metal frames as well, and these strips worked like a champ! For the smaller frames, we only used one strip and cut them in half (hotdog style) down the middle and put half on each side of the frame. Below I will illustrate the process in photos for all you visual people. :)

Here are the exact command strips I used:

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Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

So the first step is to stick one side of the command strips to the frame like you see above.

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

Then just peel the command strip sticker off the other side and hold the frame up to where you think you’d like to place it, but before you stick it to the wall, have a helper place the level on top of the frame to be sure you are completely strait before you stick it to the wall. This initial binding is what will stick the back velcro to the wall, you will still be able to remove the frames, but the back tape will stay on the wall (see below).

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

So, when we were hanging our wall we hung all the empty frames first, and then decided after which art we wanted where, because it was easier to visualize that way. In this picture you can see two spots where we had removed the frames to fill them with art, (in the empty spot on the left you can see that those strips were the half strips I mentioned earlier) once your frame is filled you just line it up again and press the velcros securely back together!

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

Step back and admire your finished product!

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

A couple of up close pictures, how cute are those prints?

Okay seriously this is the most brilliantly amazing home decor tips I have ever seen! Gallery walls are totally not overwhelming anymore!

Welp, is your life changed, or what?! Happy gallery making friends!

xo,
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    Haley Hepburn Ellis

    Can you share the source for those paper flowers? They are gorgeous!

      Sarah + Jessica

      absolutely! they were from Target!

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    Dot

    Any links as where to buy the command strips please . We don`t have them where I come from . Would they support only light weight frames ?

      Sarah + Jessica

      Absolutely! Here is a link for some great picture hanging ones! I use them for all sizes of pictures, but if the frames are SUPER heavy then you may need multiple strips! On the box it should tell you how much weight each strip can support! http://amzn.to/2xJvio5

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    Bullfrog

    I would add….after a couple years, check to be sure everything is still tight. We also had a favorite small clock hung and it fell after 2 1/2 years. The command strip lasted but the paint separated and also took some drywall. Very weird. Like it was stronger than the wall.

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    They are all from Home Goods :)

    Sarah @ Pretty Providence

    They are all from Home Goods :)

    Danielle

    Love the frames! Where did you purchase them?

    jeanettera

    Those totally pulled the paint AND drywall paper off my walls

    jeanettera

    Those totally pulled the paint AND drywall paper off my walls

    Jessica VanDrunen

    Where did you get your prints from?

    Jessica VanDrunen

    Where did you get your prints from?

    Elise Lotz

    Could I ask where the dresser is from? It’s so clean and sleek.

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      Yes! Follow the link in the post to Noras whimsical eclectic bedroom and there is a link to the dresser in there! Sorry I don’t know off the top of my head!

    DharmaL

    Excellent tip! One point of note: It should be spelled “straight” not “strait.”

    Ashley

    Gorgeous! Do you have links to purchase the prints? Thanks so much.

    Fliss

    just wondering if you could send links to where you got these frames from and the quotes too because these look gorgeous thanks x

    Pamela Bills

    Soo something we do at work is use the command strips w Velcro so if you ever want to change out the picture or frame it’s easily taken down and the strip easily removed.

    Daša Drapáková

    Great idea. I did something similar when making my Polka Dot Pinboard using double sided tape – also on my blog: http://thedreamchasersnotebook.blogspot.com/2015/06/postup-bodkovana-nastenka-diy-golden.html
    But I’d like to ask you where did you get that jewellery arrow stand? It’s perfect! It’s exactly what I need for my necklaces :)

      Jessica @ Pretty Providence

      Got it at a target!! Isn’t it the best?!

        Daša Drapáková

        It’s fantastic! :) What a pity that Target doesn’t allow for international shipping :(
        And the command strips are great idea too. I’ve been wondering for a long time on how to hang something on the walls in my rented room. The owners of the apartment didn’t advise me to nail anything on the wall, since the building has probably been made of inferior panels that even with a small intervention crumble and fall off. And eventually I ended up with the double sided tape I used for my pinboard project. But the strips you used seem even better than my tape :) And are available on Amazon! :) Great! Thank you for the idea ;)

    shonee

    love it!! Such an easy way for anyone to hang a gallery wall!!

    Meg O.

    That’s exactly how my gallery wall was done a few years back! Those command strips are the best!!! I did a post on mine (before my blog photos were all that great, lol) a few years back: http://megoonthego.com/2012/02/pinterest-inspired-gallery-wall/

    Inese Bokisa

    I didn’t believe that command strips will work, but they worked.
    And I love 3rd photo where you are at the shop. Now I know that I’m not the only who is crawling around the floor to sort out a new look of frames.

    Laura Welch

    Command Strips are the best!!! I love that they make it easy to change things out without any damage.

    Cassidy Woodbury

    Best trick in the book!

    Ann

    Love this! Definitely going to try this! Also, where is that dresser from?