Empty walls have their place in a home, and while a crisp clean esthetic is always a classic choice, sometimes you just want to spruce up your space, or at least a portion of it. The much-loved
5 TIPS and some INSPIRATION for Creating the Perfect Gallery Wall
Dated: May 11 2023
Empty walls have their place in a home, and while a crisp clean esthetic is always a classic choice, sometimes you just want to spruce up your space, or at least a portion of it. The much-loved gallery wall is one of the most tried and true DYI trends in the book to do just that!
There's no one way to do it right. Some prefer a fine-tuned perfectly measured grouping of simlar frames, while others like to switch it up, adding varried frame styles and sizes, and different accent pieces without precise spacing.
If you're looking for a great do-it-yourself project to tackle, here are some top gallery wall design tips for you to consider.
USE THE FLOOR AS YOUR SKETCH PAD
Don't start hanging right away. Get an arial view of your vision by using the floor as your testing ground; a temporary space to choose your preferred layout, colour scheme, shapes and sizes, before fully committing to your new gallery wall. Lay our your pieces a few times until they suit yor preference and don't hesitate to sart over if you don't like it the first time.
BUILD OUT FROM A FOCAL POINT
Start by centering around a favorite frame or accent piece to emphasize on the gallery wall. Get a sense of balance and buld your spread from there. Building outwards will help you control the balance and dimensions of the overall design.
START WITH THE BIGGEST PIECES
If you are using a collection of frames in varied sizes, add in your larger hanging pieces first, and use the smaller ones to fill in the gaps. Don't be afraid to mix different colours, sizes and texstures on your gallery wall.
PICK THE RIGHT COLOUR SCHEME
Unelss you're going for an eccentric look, try to pick frames, art, photos and accent pieces that match the rest of the space. While your gallery is likely to be a focal point of the room, it shoulde fit the aesthetic of the room.
THINK BEYOND PHOTOS AND ART
Consider including elements that aren't in picture frames. Take inspiration from some of the gallery wall artists and try adding hanging plants, accessories like jewerly and hats, or even a collection of your favorite travel souvenirs. The space is yours to play with.
No matter what you like, and no matter how big or small the space gallery walls can come together quickly and be among the more affordable options for adding a touch of personal style to your home.
SOME WALL ART INSPIRATION FOR YOU TO START YOUR DESIGN
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