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How To Build a Column Gallery Wall

by Framebridge Editorial
February 10, 2020
3 min read
A column gallery wall sitting in a cozy corner of the Framebridge office. Featuring (from top to bottom) our Bolton, Beverly, Mercer Slim, and Irvine Slim frames and photography from Ansel Adams.
  • A column is perfect for: Narrow walls next to a door or window, down the hall or in a corner that’s begging for a statement
  • What You'll Need: A collection of framed pieces that you think look great together—they don’t have to and shouldn’t match!
  • How to Get It: Arrange your frames on the floor to see what arrangement you like best, then hang each piece 3 - 4 inches apart, ensuring that they’re all horizontally centered.
  • Pro tip: Do not put the biggest one at the top!
The Column Gallery Wall

To get started, figure out where you'd like to hang your pieces. Some of our favorite spots are corners and between windows. Once you've figured out where you want to install your gallery you're ready to get started.

Bonus pro tip: we find the most successful column designs feature coordinating (not matching) frames. You'll want to make sure you have a balance of color, weight, and texture. In the arrangement above, we chose our black Mercer Slim and white Irvine Slim gallery frames for their clean profiles, our wide silver Beverly frame with black sides for a little interest and weight, and our oiled steel Bolton frame for texture.

We also have a new line of curated gallery walls -- all you need to do is add your photos! These pre-designed layouts make it easy to hang your frames with a life-size hanging guide included.

The Stack Gallery Wall

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Indiana postcard framed float mounted in Bolton oiled steel frame with rivets


Riveted wood frame with a black steel finish

Black & white photo of a woman wearing sunglasses on the beach framed in a silver Beverly frame with white mat


Silver frame with black sides

pink and red abstract art print framed in Irvine Slim thin white gallery frame with a white mat

Irvine Slim

Clean white gallery frame

art print of a man swimming in a pool framed in thin black gallery Mercer Slim frame with a white mat

Mercer Slim

Clean black gallery frame

Eclectic | The Column Gallery Wall in Eclectic Frame Styles

The Column

A high-impact design for a tall vertical space.