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How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall

Updated: Aug 21, 2023


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How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall

Hanging a gallery wall can lead to many marks and many holes in the wall. I've been guilty of this more times than I'd like to admit! I decided to try out a number of different methods in an attempt to avoid this and here's what I've found works best. All you will need is some painter's tape and a pen! Here's how to easily measure for a gallery wall.


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Step One:

Use painter's tape to mark the width and where the hook is on the frame.

An image of a frame with painter's tape on it as a guide.
How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall

Step Two:

Use more painter's tape to mark the length of the frame (creating a "t" shape").

An image of a frame with painter's tape on it to measure the length.
How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall

Step Three:

Mark the exact spot where the hook is.


An image of a frame with painter's tape on it.
How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall

Step Four:

Choose where you want your frames on the wall. Place the "t" shape on the wall to mark exactly where you want them.


An image of wall with painter's tape on it to measure for a gallery wall.
How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall.

Step Five:

Use painter's tape along the wall to create a straight line to the next frame location. This allows you to accurately position the next frame at the same height.


An image of painter's tape in a "t" shape on the wall.
How To Easily Measure For A Gallery Wall.

I hope you try this simple method the next time you're hanging a gallery wall. It will definitely save you the extra work and frustration of fixing unnecessary holes and marks in the wall.


Happy styling!


Sarah xx







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That was super!

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Sarah Ames
Sarah Ames
Aug 21, 2023
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I’m so glad you think so! ☺️

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