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The genius hack to map out your chic gallery wall—no toolbox necessary


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In theory, creating the your own gallery wall seems like a simple way to bring life to giant swathes of blank space on your wall: You collect a bunch of framed artwork and photos—the more eclectic and random, the better—and then plot their place on a wall. But in practice, DIYing the chic decor element is essentially like playing a higher-stakes game of Tetris. There is, however, one easy hack to avoid punching a slew of misplaced holes in your walls, BuzzFeed’s Goodful shares.

To figure out your exact mise-en-scène before you drill into plaster, trace your frames on tissue paper, and cut out the shapes. Then using tape, move them into different positions on your wall until you find a configuration you love.

To figure out your exact mise-en-scène before you drill into plaster, trace your frames on tissue paper, and cut out the shapes. Then using tape, move them into different positions on your wall until you find a configuration you love—without any unseemly blank gaps that you’d likely have if you tried to spontaneously place the frames.

Additionally, while the tissue cutouts are on your wall, you can use a measuring tape to ensure the frames are level, centered, and equidistant from each other for the optimal aesthetically pleasing layout. Once you’re satisfied, you can place your actual frames right over their tissue stand-ins and screw them into the wall, without making a single unnecessary hole.

One thing’s for sure: This simple trick is one that would make Fixer Upper duo Chip and Joanna Gaines proud.

Other things that will spruce up your space include very chic (faux) plants or pet-friendly hanging planters.

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