In the living room, surrounded by art and music you love, you must feel comfortable. Learn the steps to making a gallery wall that will look great above your couch. Here’s our guide on how to display a gallery wall.
A gallery wall that has been carefully arranged is not simply an excellent method to give your house more character. Furthermore, it will bring personality and colour to your otherwise bland wall. Chances are, the walls above your couch could use a little enchantment. Get your tools ready, put on some tunes, and follow our simple instructions to build a gallery wall that everyone will love.
Pick the prints (and don’t forget the frames!)
Without artwork, a gallery wall is impossible. Take a look around your home and think about how you would like your gallery wall to complement the existing decor. Is it more important that the artwork not stand out or that it make a statement? Would you say that photography is your favourite art form, or would abstract art better describe your tastes? To make your gallery wall truly one-of-a-kind, add a few personal images. Take into account the kinds of frames you’ll be using. A dark frame will draw attention away from the artwork, while a bright one will highlight its details. When displaying monochromatic photographs or artwork, black frames are a popular choice.
Don’t hit that nail!
It’s good to see that you’ve had your prints framed and ready to travel. Plan beforehand for the best results and to avoid any unnecessary tearing while hanging your frames. Get started by treating the floor like a wall and experimenting with different compositions until you discover one you like.
Spare some room
Spend a few moments experimenting with placement while your artwork is still on the floor. Typically, we advise keeping the frame at a distance of between 2 and 4 inches, or 5 to 10 cm. You may make it appear like one large piece of art by hanging them closely together. Ultimately, it’s up to your own sense of style and aesthetics. Make your first frame 5 cm apart from the next and progress from there!
Find the middle
When you’re satisfied with the composition of your artwork, you may go on to the next step. Find the exact middle of your arrangement with a measuring tape, and then mark it with a pencil. The standard height for a gallery wall is 145 centimetres (57 inches) above the ground. If your ceiling is particularly high, you may need to tweak this guideline somewhat, but please do not hesitate to try. It’s also important to remember that the lowest hanging frame needs to be at least 15 centimetres (6 inches) above the sofa’s border.