photo by Naomi Kamat
Before you start hammering your picture hooks into your plaster, lay out all your frames, canvases etc on the floor. This gives you a chance to play around with the layout and choose the best option for your display. Take a photo of your final idea and this will be your guide for when you're placing them on the wall.
I'm an eclectic gal but I do find that most gallery walls, whatever your style, look better with a bit of variety going on. Instead of sticking to just one type, mix it up a little. Or a lot! New frames, old frames, canvases, wall hanging, embroidery hoops...if you can hang it up, you can add it in!
If you are going for a slightly varied gallery wall, do try to keep a bit of order. One of the best ways I find to achieve this is to have equal spacing in between each piece. I usually judge this by eye so it's never exact but it does help to make the gallery wall as a whole look more cohesive.