I love Gallery Wall, such a creative way to display a group of art pieces, of photographs. I am thinking of creating a gallery wall made up with photos of all the past residents of our home. A big ask considering how old our home is, but I have this romantic notion of bringing the walls to life with the love of the years past. A simple way to bring a feature focal point to the room, here are a few tips to help you create your own master piece.
How To Create A Gallery Wall
Plan On Paper First
Make a map of your wall on a piece of clean blank paper. Make it as close to scale as possible, and then have a play. Either draw your frames onto the paper or get really tricky and cut out little shapes to match your frames and move them around your paper wall.
Checkout this post on Apartment Therapy for more inspiration.
When choosing frames, keep to similar colours and shapes to keep the wall pleasing to the eye. This will give the opportunity for the art or the pictures to be the thing that grabs your eye. If the art/pictures you are using are all black and white, you can be a little more bold with the frame choice. Try a combination of colour to really make the wall pop.
Using horizontal, vertical and square shapes will help make you wall appear balanced. There is no need to have a straight line on the gallery wall, as long as you are able to bring it together with balance. This can be done simply using the placement of your shapes. Play around with the shapes back in step one, to ensure you are happy with the balance before you begin nailing the hooks in.
Start Your Wall With Your Large Anchor Piece
Once you are feeling comfortable with your design, start your wall with your big anchor piece. It all begins somewhere and the anchor piece is the one to start it. Place your first anchor piece and then place the pieces around it. It won’t take long until you are all done.
This great post on Emily Henderson, explains perfectly how to style a gallery wall.
Once your anchor piece is in place, hang the rest of your gallery being careful to keep balance in place. Balance is the key to a polished gallery wall. This is where it is important to have had a play around on paper before to minimise the holes you are putting in your wall, however don’t be scared to move pieces around until they feel balanced.
Gallery walls are a simple and stylish addition to any home. They can be made with pictures, photos, artwork, posters, just about anything that can be hung can be included in a gallery wall.
Do you have a gallery wall at home? When was your favourite photo of you taken? Do you like to be in the picture?
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