The Artifact Uprising Guide To Wall Art

Black and white wall art hanging above a grey couch in a modern space

We’ve all been there: Standing on the living room floor, pencil and measuring tape in hand, staring at a sprawl of framed photographs and trying not to step on that lost nail you dropped while in the same spot yesterday.

Your photos are the keepers of your experiences and countless untold stories — it’s only right to give them the front-and-center stage they deserve. But when planning that gallery wall you’ve been eyeing (okay, gushing over), consider some additional decorative options that offer the same impact without the stress. Follow along as we explore 4 pin-worthy walls that don't require 19 frames, 3 Saturdays, and countless do-overs.

Once you’re inspired and ready to hang, take the first step with our variety of photo frames.

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Size Up Your Space

Hanging framed photo of woman with goats

Most of us have a tendency to underestimate the size of our walls and — as a result — can land on a frame that’s simply too small.

Our tip?

Let measuring your space be step #1. You might be surprised with what you’ve got to work with.

Look One

Perfectly Paired

Baby pictures in brass frames hung up above modern leather chair
Modern Metal Frame, 20 x 30" Brass Finish, 15 x 21" mat cut

The saying proves true: two of a good thing is better than one. Two unique photos from the same event, day, or even the same color palette, will add thoughtful curation to your wall.

Get creative here, and pair two detail shots or a detail with a portrait. We also suggest choosing one frame color and mat cut to stick to.

Look Two

Gallery Wall Made Easy

Gallery wall created from two large frames and two small frames

If you’re still thinking of that gallery wall you saw on Pinterest, go with your gut, but reinvent it! Try an assembly of connected frames for a simple, compelling look.

As you grow, travel, and experience, feel free to add to your wall to best fit your life and style at that time.

Pictured (clockwise):
Deep-Set Frame, 30 x 20" Maple Hardwood, 14 x 8.5" mat cut
Deep-Set Frame, 11 x 14" Maple Hardwood, 6 x 9" mat cut
Deep-Set Frame, 20 x 20" Maple Hardwood, 12 x 8" mat cut
Deep-Set Frame, 12 x 12" Maple Hardwood, 4 x 6" mat cut

Look Three

Go Big and Go Home

Woman hanging floating frame with photo of ocean
FLOAT FRAME, 24 x 30"

Create a bold look by choosing the right photo and frame size for your wall. Insider tip: bigger is better. Let those stand-out, individual photos shine by hanging them on their own — the Float Frame, pictured here, is a statement piece worthy of your most favorite space.

Already have a stand-alone frame you love? Order a Large Format Fine Art Print, as big as 40 x 60" and frame it yourself.

Look Four

Lean & Layer

Gallery frames set on top of table and layered one in front of another

Give your home an eclectic feel by leaning and layering your framed photos (we promise it’s not cheating).

Stacking frames against a mantle or shelf is a great way to display your art without committing to a hammer and nails.

This option is great for city dwellers who are looking to avoid putting holes in their apartment walls. Hello, security deposit!

Pictured (clockwise):
Gallery Frame, 20 x 16" White, 7 x 13" mat cut
Gallery Frame, 11 x 14" Walnut Hardwood, 6 x 9" mat cut

Black and white photo of mountains hung on wall of staircase
Goodbye, Bare Walls

Ready to take on your walls? Despite the pointers, rules, and tricks you may have read throughout your wall art journey, there's no right or wrong way to decorate your own space. Take the tips that suit you best, and run with them (preferably without the hammer in hand).

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