Creating a gallery wall with art is one of the easiest ways to decorate a large empty wall.
If you're on a budget, a Wall Art Gallery can be the alternative to purchasing large artwork for an empty wall.
Whether you’re looking for a Wall Art Gallery with the same size and colour frames or a variety of colours and sizes, we help you with some tips and ideas to create a beautiful statement piece on your wall.
In this blog post, we’ll show you some tips and tricks on how to design a gallery wall using wall art to decorate your home. We’ll go through everything from the initial planning stages to the final installation, so you can have a beautiful gallery wall that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
PS : It is important to plan you gallery wall , so don’t knock any nails into the wall until you have decided on your final layout.
Measure the size of your wall or the part of the wall where you want to hang your Gallery wall. A good rule of thumb is
Consider the styling in your house and add wall art to compliment your home décor.
Choose frames in the same colour and design or frames in a variety of colours and styles to compliment your home décor. If you prefer wall art with no frames, canvas wall art is prefect.
Ensure that the colours in your wall art compliments your home styling to create a beautiful wall art gallery that flows with the rest of your home decorating. Click here for wall art ideas
Decide on the layout of your wall gallery and how many pictures you want to hang on your wall.
To make it easy, we have included a variety of Wall Art Gallery Templates with sizes to help you decide on a layout for your gallery wall. Click here to for a Printable Gallery Wall Layout Templates
A quick way to plan your gallery wall layout is to cut out the sizes of you wall art onto paper or cardboard and re-arrange it on the floor. Once you are comfortable with the layout, stick the paper onto the wall using blu tack or painters tape. Stand back and walk around the room to make sure that you are happy with the design.
An easy way to add hooks and nails for your wall art is to leave the cut-out template on the wall and then add the nails or hooks through the template. Then remove the cut-out templates.
Hang you wall art on the hooks or nails. Use a level tester to make sure that you wall art is level.
Now, for the best part! Stand back and enjoy the beautiful Wall Art Gallery you have created for your home.!!!
PS : Read below for some extra wall art styling tips
To create a more curated look in your wall art gallery stick to a color palette, using pieces that are similar in colour and texture. There is no fast and set rule so if you would prefer a variety of colors style with pieces that speak to you.
Begin with the biggest artwork. Next, lay out the second largest artwork and then fill in with the smaller pieces.
If the gallery wall is not too big, we like to hang our largest piece to the side and then the smaller pieces next to it.
For a larger gallery wall, we love placing the largest piece off centre and then the smaller pieces around it. This allows the eye to flow around your gallery wall as opposed to being drawn to the centre.
Depending on your style, use the same frames in the same shape and color or mix it up with different frames, colors and textures. Round frames also looks great with square and rectangle frames.
Having a mix of vertical and horizontal artwork, creates interest.
You don’t have to only use art prints. Mix it up with the kids drawings, travel momento or pieces of art.
If you prefer a more structured look in your gallery wall create an imaginary horizontal line and hang your artwork 5cm – 7cm above and below the line.
Creating a beautiful gallery wall doesn’t have to be difficult. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can design a stunning wall that you’ll enjoy for years to come.
We would love to see how you create your Galley Wall. E-mail us your pics and we will share them with our home decorating family.