Gallery walls are easier to make than you would imagine. Put on some tunes, get in an imaginative frame of mind, and we’ll walk you through the procedure. Here’s our guidelines for making a gallery wall.
You’ve certainly seen beautiful gallery walls in pictures online and wished you could have one in your own house. The good news is that you don’t have to be a professional interior designer to make a beautiful gallery wall. Create an insta-worthy gallery wall with the help of our detailed tutorial.
Step 1: Select a few prints of art that you really enjoy
You should only follow one guideline when curating a wall of artwork: the pieces should make you happy. It’s up to you to decide if you want to go for a bold and colourful theme by selecting multicoloured art prints or if you’d rather keep things simple. Try a more refined, curated vibe, or inject your personal photos for a one-of-a-kind gallery wall.
A word of advice: think about different art movements
Experiment with a range of print styles to see what works best in your space; for example, you might combine your favourite quotation prints with some photography, as well as floral prints, classic art, or graphical art prints.
As a suggestion, think about the colours you’ll be using
The general rule of thumb is to limit your gallery wall’s colour scheme to no more than two primary hues. The existing colour scheme in the space should be taken into account when settling on a colour scheme for these items. Choose colours that work well together and complement the decor already in your space.
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Step 2: You should frame your artwork
In terms of aesthetic value, your gallery wall’s final result is highly sensitive to the frames you choose. For maximum visual impact, use a frame that is either very light or very dark in colour. Black picture frames are the traditional choice for black and white photographs.
Warning: don’t change the frames
To create a unified look for your gallery wall, it is recommended that all prints be framed in a similar manner. But it’s up to you; if you want to achieve a unique design, you may do it by combining different types of frames.
Step 3: Conceive the layout
Spend a few minutes rearranging your artwork’s frames while they’re still on the floor. Pay close attention to the colour and art style balance to provide a harmonious flow of prints. To create a gallery wall, it’s best to begin with the print that will serve as the showpiece.
Here’s a hint: make advantage of the frame’s included paper by sketching out your ideas on it
The problems you’ve been having with your gallery wall? They’re over once you hear this tip. Make advantage of the included paper inserts for your frames as a guide when arranging your artwork. Washi tape makes it easy to rearrange and fine-tune your wall arrangement, so use it.
Tip: think about the height of your gallery wall
The ideal height for a gallery wall is 145 cm (4 feet 9 inches) above the floor. Frames should extend at least 15 centimetres (6 inches) over a bed or a sofa.
A word of advice: make sure the spacing is correct
It is recommended that the frame be set at a distance of 5-10 cm (2-4 inches). When deciding how much space to leave between frames, a good starting point is 5 cm (2 inches). If your area is limited, you may also try hanging them closer together; we suggest no more than 3 centimetres (around 1.5 inches).
Step 4: Secure your artwork
After spending enough time perfecting the composition of your artwork, you may go on to the next step. Mark the exact middle of each piece of paper on the wall with a pencil by measuring its distance from the edge. Make a second, smaller mark at the top of the frame to indicate the height at which you will be installing the picture hook. Replace the picture hook’s nail using a hammer.
Put stuff in order is my advice
Don’t ruin your artwork’s presentation by hanging the frames at an awkward angle. After mounting the frame on the wall, check its straightness with a spirit level to ensure it looks good.
Helpful hint: you don’t need nails. Sure thing!
Nails in the wall might get you in trouble if you rent your living space. You shouldn’t let it stop you from making your ideal gallery wall, though. Use removable stickers designed for use with picture frames. Rather of utilising picture hooks or hanging wire, they may be inconspicuously added to the side of the frame before installation.
Step 5: Retrace your steps
Now that you’ve finished, take a moment to look back and be proud of your work. Show off your new style by posting photos to social media (with the hashtag #myposterroom to be considered for a feature) or hosting a party to show it off to your pals. Beware, though, since now everyone you know will want your assistance setting up a gallery wall.