Let’s talk about all of those gallery walls we are seeing on Pinterest / Instagram lately and how to achieve that flawless look!
Ok, I feel like everyone has at least 5 random art pieces sitting around their house and they aren’t sure what to do with them. Even if you don’t have 5 art pieces you can easily cut photos from art books or even order prints online. Gallery walls are a great way to display these pieces and show off your personal style. I will be sharing some simple steps that will help you get started with your new gallery wall that is sure to be a conversation piece! Let’s break away from the square shape gallery wall and jump into something unique and eclectic!
Now let’s get into how to create that gallery wall!
Required tools for this project-
- Art (Obviously)
- Tape Measure
I like mixing up my frames that way they’re not too matchy matchy. Seen in the photo above by Scout and Nimble. They used a mix of colors to frame their clients art. It’s also not a bad idea to play around with the mat colors for a more dynamic look.
Via Wit and Delight
Match the mood! Yes, “mood.” When creating a gallery wall you want to convey a mood whether that be fun, romantic or modern. Pick one and stick to it. Not everything should have the same color, but try to compliment each piece with the one beside it – using neutral colors and black and white.
- Add dimension
No one likes a boring square wall gallery- that’s where things like little knick-knacks and shelves come into play. Placing items on shelves or having a wall hanging gives the wall texture, depth and makes the room feel less motionless.
- Plan, plan, plan
Before hanging the photos on your wall, play with your items on the floor to make sure you know your composition. Try not to leave much negative space. You will most likely find that one or two of the pieces do not fit in, and that’s ok! Scout some other items that are easy to hang on the wall around your home.
- Measure twice, hammer once
We have all made the mistake of measuring once and hammering… fives times. Let’s not make that mistake again! Yes, I know it’s easy feeling hesitant when using a hammer (because who wants 12 holes in their wall.. not me) but there is something so satisfying about hanging your art in the correct spot on the first try! That is why we measure twice hammer once! After you have your frames on the wall, use your level to make sure everything is perfectly straight!
I hope these simple steps were helpful! Remember- Mix, Match, Plan and Measure! These are your ways to success! Don’t forget to share your finished product with us in the comments below or tag us on instagram @bandddesign.