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Ways to Hang an Art Gallery Wall

Are you looking to transform a large empty wall in your home into a captivating focal point? Consider creating a gallery wall with original artworks. Whether you choose to display your pieces in a cluster or row, showcasing multiple small works can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of the space.

What is a Gallery Wall?

A gallery wall is a curated display of artwork, photographs, or other decorative items arranged in a cohesive manner on a wall. It allows you to showcase your personal style and interests while adding visual interest to a room.

Cluster or Row: Which Layout is Right for You?

When creating a gallery wall you have the option to arrange the pieces in a cluster or a row. A cluster layout involves grouping the artworks closely together, creating a more eclectic and dynamic look. On the other hand, a row layout features the artworks lined up in a straight line, offering a more structured and organized appearance. I personally love using a horizontal row for a hallway, a vertical layout near tall furniture like bookcases, and a cluster when I want the art to take up more space, like part of a small living room decor. 

vertical arrangement of art next to a bookcase

Displaying Original Artworks and Art Series

Original artworks add a unique and personal touch to your gallery wall. Consider incorporating pieces from the same artist or art series to create a cohesive and harmonious display. This can help tie the individual artworks together and create a unified look. As an added bonus, you can try painting the wall you are displaying these on a contrasting color to make the work pop more. 

Four artworks displayed in a horizontal row on a pink wall above a shelf

Taking Up a Larger Space

Displaying multiple small works on a gallery wall is a great way to take up a larger space and make a statement. By carefully arranging the artworks and paying attention to spacing and alignment, you can create a visually striking display that enhances the overall aesthetic of the room.

9 artworks displayed as a cluster set on a gallery wall


Whether you opt for a cluster or row layout, showcasing original artworks on a gallery wall is a creative way to personalize your space and showcase your unique style. Experiment with different arrangements and compositions to find the perfect look for your home. If you love this series of original works, Memory of a Feeling, by Adrienne Key, you can check out what is currently available: Shop mixed media art.