Gallery walls grew in popularity over the last few years and the best thing about them is that you can personalize it to however you like. Whether it’s a blank wall in your living room, bedroom or dining space, you can use your creativity to build the gallery wall of your dreams.
Building a gallery wall can be a bit daunting and intimating. With all the wall art, framing, colours and textures to play with, it can easily become something that’s overwhelming. But just like any home project, with some brainstorming, prepping and organizing, you’ll soon be proud of the wall you put together! Here’s a few tips to consider when building your own gallery wall!
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Finding The Right Wall
It may seem like a obvious consideration, but if you don’t pick the right wall for your gallery display, it can actually ruin the entire look. It’s best to pick a big wall with no windows in order to maximize the space you have to work with. Common spaces for a gallery wall are:
- Living Room Wall
- Bedroom Wall
- Office Wall
- Staircase Wall
Picking The Pictures
Each gallery wall should be personalized to the home owners taste and style. There are many online platforms to like DESENIO that offer different types of art prints that are sure to fit in your home. You can opt for a black and white colour scheme or be adventurous with bold colours and prints. The possibilities are endless and whatever the vibe is in your home, you’re sure to love the outcome!
My DESENIO Picks:
PLEATED PALM POSTER 30x40cm
LE POUVOIR DES FLEURS POSTER 30x40cm
Playing With Sizes & Frames
Besides the art prints, what usually catches the eye on a gallery wall are the different frames and sizes. More modern looking gallery walls typically use the same frames throughout each print, but more funkier and abstract styles use antique and rustic looking frames. It’s also important to keep in mind the different use of print sizes in order to achieve that gallery all aesthetic. Once again, this will all vary on personal preference and style.
Designing The Perfect Layout
Hanging up frames involves a bit of wall. There are some renter friendly options like contact strips, but its always best to hang your frames with nails or screws. Before making the damage you want to make sure you’re laying out the frames exactly how you’d like them. The best way to plan your gallery wall involves cutting out pieces of paper to the exact size of the frame and taping it onto the wall. Doing this ensures you like the outcome and everything is centred and even.
Having Fun With Different Elements
A gallery wall doesn’t have to just involve art prints and frames. Its becoming popular to incorporate things like mirrors, shelves, objects, hanging plants, clothing items like hats and instruments like the guitar. Remember a gallery wall should always reflect the home owners taste and the style they emit in their home.
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