There’s no better way to brighten up your space than with an eye-catching gallery wall. Do you want to know how to create an art gallery wall that rocks? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started. As I have said before, “I am inspired by the shape of the art collage as a whole, as much as the individual paintings themselves. Arranging art on your wall is an ART form.”
How To Create An Art Gallery Wall That Rocks
Cool art prints on a wall can turn your “blah” blank wall into the focal point of your room. Whether you keep it simple with symmetry, or go your own way, the choice is yours. There are a few tips and tricks to make it less intimidating to get started. Here’s how.
Tips and Tricks
It’s a good idea to lay your artwork on the floor before you hang it. Use painters tape to map out the size of the wall on the floor to give you the correct height and width you have to work with. As you are designing your art wall, think about the placement. Be sure not to hang pieces too low or too high. Eye level is best. You can also cut out pieces of paper and tape them to your wall to organize where each framed art piece will go. Mix and Match modern and new. Mix and match florals with geometric wall art. The key is to pair items with a similar color palette so everything blends together as one.
A Reflection of You
Your gallery wall is a reflection of you and your personality. You can mix and match your modern art prints with favorite photos and different art mediums. Even objects you have collected from your travels. Let your wall tell a story. From our home tours gallery, see how Shannon arranges art with objects in her kitchen, and how Anne incorporates a dress on her wall.
The framing of your artwork can be just as important to the look of your gallery wall as the art itself. Do you want all black frames, white frames, or a collection of old and new? The choice is yours. You get to decide whether you want a nice and orderly look, or more of an artsy mix matched feel.