How to Hang a Photo Gallery Along a Staircase

It's no secret that we love gallery walls. This easy type of statement décor is a stunning way to put a unique stamp on your bedroom, living room, office... Basically any corner of your home! 

And today we want to focus on our favourite place to hang a gallery wall - along a staircase! This usually empty space is the perfect place to display artwork or family photos. And when it's done right, a staircase gallery wall can look incredibly stylish. 

Read on to find out how to hang the ultimate gallery wall on a staircase with HANGables® Picture Hanging Strips - an easy way to hang pictures that won't damage the walls.

Tips for hanging a photo gallery on a staircase

Pick a wall space

Start by choosing an appropriate wall space for your staircase photo gallery. And remember, it can be as large or small as you like. 

If you have a grand, sweeping staircase you could build a gallery wall that follows the stairs all the way round. Or you could hang a small photo gallery in the corner of your staircase, or on the blank wall facing it. Where you put it is totally up to you.

Choose a theme

Next, choose a theme. It's important to have a good think about this before you start buying photo frames or printing photos. Here's some food for thought:

  • Would you rather showcase family photos or your favourite artwork? Or a mixture?
  • Do you want a particular colour scheme? I.e. monochrome? 
  • Do you want all the photo frames to be the same shape/size/colour?

Plan your layout

Now to plan the layout of your staircase gallery wall. This doesn't need to be absolutely set in stone before you start hanging pictures but it's a good idea to have a layout in mind. 

Here are a couple of our favourite gallery wall layout ideas for staircases (don't forget to pin this image so you can refer back to it later!)

Staircase Gallery Wall Layouts

Use damage-free picture hanging strips

Now to start hanging your photo gallery along your staircase! If you live in rented accommodation or you don't want to damage your walls, we'd recommend hanging your pictures with HANGables® Picture Hanging Strips. After all, you don't want to have to totally redecorate when you eventually want to take your gallery wall down because nails have marked your walls.

HANGables® Picture Hanging Strips are a quick, easy and reusable way to hang pictures. The adhesive won't mark your walls and the strips simply peel off. So if you want to take down or re-position a picture at any point, you can. 

Hang a Picture Without Nails

Keep a spirit level on hand

Honestly, we can't express the importance of a spirit level enough. There's nothing more annoying than stepping back to realise your whole gallery wall is wonky so make sure you use a spirit level to make sure each frame is straight before you hang it (you'll thank us later!)

Ready to start designing your own gallery wall? Shop HANGables® Picture Hanging Strips now or stay on our blog for more stylish picture hanging ideas!



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