I am so glad gallery walls exist. I have so many pictures and it is the best way to enjoy them all at once. From postcards I’ve picked up from art exhibitions to one of a kind etchings brought back from foreign climes or the prized scribblings of a child.
There are some rules you can abide to when making chaos look elegant. A little bit of grouping helps. By which I mean similarly coloured frames, selecting a theme like botanical prints or by sticking to a formula. Follow the line of the wall or perhaps create a little cloud cluster.
One of the best ways to make the wall look purposeful and not cluttered is to have similar ‘white’ space or gaps between. You could achieve this by laying all your pictures on the floor to get an idea and then recreate this pattern on your wall, but I think using paper props is best. Cut the paper to the size of your picture and mark where the nail would go. Then arrange them on the wall, and probably rearrange a few times – and then all you need do is hammer in the nails to create you very own display. What is lovely about this kind of styling is the personal nature, let your personality shine through.