From Bland to Grand: A Guide to Creating a Stunning Needlepoint Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are a fantastic way to showcase your much-loved needlepoint and add personality to your home. And, a well-curated gallery wall is a sure-fire conversation starter.


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This guide will walk you through the steps of building a cohesive and stylish gallery wall using needlepoint and other art. Showcase your love of creating unique art with needle and thread.

Gathering the Goods

We know that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is needlepoint, so plan your gallery wall accordingly. Maybe you have a few framed needlepoint designs to seed your wall, but you want to leave space for adding new designs as you stitch them. To solve this problem we suggest you:

  1. Allocate the wall in your home that you will turn into a “gallery”.
  2. Map out where the pieces will sit on the wall (we will help you with this).
  3. Use other art as placeholders as you continue to stitch designs to complete the wall in needlepoint - or a mix of needlepoint and other art for a stylishly fun and eclectic look.

Planning the Layout

Once you know which wall you will use, consider its scale. For example, if you’re using a small wall in a powder room you will probably want to hang a mix of smaller designs.

Also, consider the overall style you want to achieve. Do you prefer a clean and minimalist look, a vibrant and eclectic mix, or something in between? 

You can line up rows of pictures that are the same dimension for a polished and orderly look…


Or you can mix and match frames shapes, sizes, and colors...

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All of these options work, just decide what works for you and the space you are creating.

If you're feeling indecisive, use layout templates to help you visualize different arrangements. Here are 67 free gallery wall templates you can play around with to get inspiration and help you plan. 

Cut Once Measure Twice

The sister maxim to this important carpentry rule might be, 'arrange your frames on the floor or wall before you bang any nails'!

If you don’t have all the finished needlepoint that you will ultimately want to hang on this wall, use photos or other art pieces as placeholders. These can be switched out for needlepoint as your stitching stash gets transformed into framed art.

There are a couple of ways you can plan the layout:

Lay the frames on the floor and move them around until you have them looking how you want.


Use painters tape to mark the placement of each frame on the wall. This is the best way to visualize the final look. Both of these options allow you to make adjustments before putting any holes in your wall.

Hanging Your Masterpieces

Now comes the moment of truth: hanging your gallery wall!

Make sure you have the proper hanging hardware for the weight of your frames. If you think you are going to make regular changes or additions to your wall, you might want to use hardware that doesn’t involve nail holes. Command has a range of removable adhesive products (hooks and strips) that can be used. Just make sure to buy the correct adhesive to hold the frames you are hanging. Use heavy-duty hangers or adhesives for larger or heavier pieces.

Command Small Picture Hanging Strips

Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips

Command Large Picture Hanging Strips

Command Variety Pack of Picture Hanging Hooks and Strips

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Step Back and Admire!

Once your gallery wall is complete, take a step back and admire your handiwork! Don't be afraid to make adjustments if something feels off-balance. A gallery wall is a living and breathing piece of art, so feel free to tweak it as needed.

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With a little planning and creativity, you can create a stunning gallery wall that will start conversations and contain memories. So get started today and transform your space from bland to grand!

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