When executed properly, a gallery wall can be even greater than the sum of its parts. It can add so much visual interest, dimension, and sophistication to a home or office space.

Here are some design tips for creating a gallery wall, complements of American Frame.

More. Less. Both can work.

A gallery wall can be simple and unified, or ornate and diverse. A grouping of similar art pieces can be stunning, but so can a mix of decidedly different ones. It’s called a “collected look.” A “collected” gallery wall has a common color scheme but a mixture of prints and art, different frame styles, and other wall decor.

For a more formal display, matching frames can be hung symmetrically.

For a more casual display, try juxtaposing frames of different styles and of different sizes in an organic configuration.