There are two schools of thought when it comes to arranging gallery walls. The first way is buy all the art now (in a variety of sizes) then play art-hanging Tetris after. The second way is to measure now and buy later. I like the second way because even though it takes a little bit more time upfront, it helps you see how everything will look together and pick art pieces in the right sizes. Here's how you do it...
Write down your wall specs, then take a picture of the space and open it up in Photoshop. I already had our wedding sign up, so I measured the available wall space around it. (If you don't have Photoshop, you could also do steps one and two in a blank PowerPoint slide).
Take screenshots of each piece (or take a picture of it if you already own it) and place them on your Photoshop artboard. Roughly resize each one relative to your wall space. Move things around to get an idea of where everything will hang or where you might need to add another piece.
3. Get your art ready to hang.
When you're happy with the way your collection flows and fits in your Photoshop artboard, order and/or frame each piece.
4. Hang your artwork.
Using the layout you created in Photoshop as your guide, hang each piece.
Andrew Beach designed and my dad's Cambodian high school diploma.
Other art pieces include: