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Gallery walls bring uniqueness to a home. They are timeless and no two are alike. Gallery art walls can make your house feel like a home because they bring that sense of who you and your family are. So many things can be incorporated into your wall like photographs, illustrations, paintings, 3-dimensional pieces, and wall hangings. Have a big wall to fill and are not sure what to do with the empty canvas? Create inspiration with a gallery wall.
Building out a gallery art wall could feel like a daunting task. If you have been curating your pieces for a while, you might have several pieces. The first thing to remember is that gallery walls can be any style and fit any space. They can grow as needed and when organized, they can feel modern, formal, and even eclectic. We laid out some of the best tips and strategies when creating a wall that is curated and reflects your sense of style, travel, and memories.
If you haven’t started selecting the pieces for the art wall, think about the look that you are going for. The palette for the art can be a variety of colors, monochromatic, or an eclectic mix. This is your chance to showcase the art pieces in whatever shades will fit in with the room. The artwork can blend in with the design or be the focal point of the room.
Next, pick the frames for the framed art or pictures. They can be all of the same finish for a more tailored design or mix and match for a more curated feel. Distressed frames give a traditional or antiqued look. White or neutral frames are perfect for coastal or boho designs where black or gold frames fit contemporary or modern interiors.
Now for the fun part! Measure the wall so you know how big the space is. Think about the placement of each piece and choose the pieces that you want to stand out. Next, choose the layout for the display and then use painter’s tape to create an outline on the wall to use as a guideline. Here are some of the basic layouts to consider:
Now that you know the design, the best way to see what it will look like is to lay it all out on the floor. From here, play with the pieces to see how they interact with one another. Move them around to fit into the layout design. There are so many options on figuring out how the design will look like on the wall, here are a few:
Utmost advice…measure twice, hang once.
Invest in picture hooks and wire for large pieces and have a pencil, level, and ruler handy. Measure and mark the pieces and if you used the paper cutouts, nail them directly onto the wall, then tear them down once the nails or hooks are in place. Place the largest piece first or start with one row at a time if you are creating a rhythmic pattern.
Creating a gallery wall is fun and creative. It is a statement about your style and it can be a way to document your life and travels. All of your distinctive pieces have a place on your wall from photographs to original artwork and canvases. If you have been curating your favorite pieces and want some direction on how to make your gallery art wall, contact Gracious Home Interiors. We would love to find the perfect layout and place for all of your favorite art pieces.