LAST WEEK we made the case for why you should create a gallery wall in your home, and this week we’ll be discussing how to go about this project, with the help of a few tips and tricks. While building a gallery wall can be a creative process, like with anything, it can benefit from a few guidelines. We’ve listed a few of the most important considerations below and included a few inspirational photos and shopping links to help you get started…
Choose a colour palette:
Before you start collecting art for your wall, decide on a colour palette. This will help you choose pieces that will work well together and create a cohesive look. You can choose a few colours that complement each other, or go for a monochromatic look with different shades of the same colour.
Mix and match styles:
Instead of choosing only one style of art, try mixing and matching different styles to create a unique and interesting look. A collection could include abstract paintings, graphic prints, photography, or even mixed media pieces.
Create a grid:
One way to hang art on a wall is to create a grid. This involves hanging several pieces of art in a grid pattern, with equal spacing between each piece. This method creates a clean and organised look, and also allows you to easily add or remove pieces as needed.
Hang a mix of sizes:
Another way to create visual interest on your art wall is to hang a mix of sizes. This could mean hanging one large piece in the centre, with smaller pieces arranged around it, or creating a random arrangement of different sizes.
Use other objects:
A collection of art doesn’t have to just include paintings and prints. You can also use other objects, such as mirrors, tapestries, or even small sculptures, to add interest and texture to your gallery wall. Just be sure to mix and match the objects to create a balanced and cohesive look.