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Building a Cohesive Photo Ledge

A gallery wall or photo ledge can completely transform a space. They are a great way to fill large spaces on a blank wall. Gallery walls and photo ledges can be used to display your favorite art pieces and reflect your personality and style into the space.

In order to get started, determine the amount of space you have to fill and the length of your ledge. I started with three 42 inch shelves and planned for my center piece of art to be about one third of the total gallery width. Each piece following needs to me a significant height difference (4-8 inches). This allows variation and creates an intentional step as compared to all the prints being the same size and not allowing the eye to focus on each one individually. I like to mix landscape and portrait orientation to create movement.

Now it’s time to find what art you want to display. You can include Photography, Painting, Drawings, or any other art pieces you love. You will want to pick a theme or color palette to ensure the pieces all coordinate. I chose to stick to a neutral/natural color palette and incorporated pieces I loved from their.

I put all the prints into one of two frames. The black frames are all the same frame, just in different sizes and well as the oak frames. I love the way this has made each of the unique items come together. Overall the photos look unique and bold while also looking put together.


Here are the sources for the photo ledge above Prints from left to right

  • Fields – Juniper Print Shop 16 x 20
  • Knots II – Juniper Print Shop 16 x 20
  • Sideways – Photography by Robin Ott available at Minted 30 x 40
  • Abstract Laural – Painting print by Melanie Severin available at Minted 24 x 18
  • Squiggles – Painting print by Camille Pietrow available at Minted 16 x 20
  • A Winter Walk – Painting print by Alison Jerry Designs available at Minted 11 x 11
  • Photo ledge – three ledges shown