Are there empty walls in your home waiting for your love? If you are someone who oohs and aahs over the perfectly done gallery wall in your favourite interior blogger’s home, then it is time to remedy the blank walls in your home. If your concern has been that putting together a gallery wall is a touch too challenging for you, we at Artflute want to show you otherwise. This handy guide will help you design a gallery wall that makes a style statement and that you love enjoying in your home.
To start off, there are some questions to consider. What is the space you are looking at to create the gallery wall. It can be the wall along a stairway, it can be the space above a sofa or even the corner of a room. Choose a place that you like and then begin choosing artworks— both originals and prints, souvenirs from your memorable travels suchs as masks, street art and decorative plates, and your favourite photos and more. The wall or the space you have chosen for the gallery wall will itself determine the type of art and objects you can hang on it. To begin designing a gallery wall, it is important to consider the various artworks, their dimensions, how they will be framed, the wall they will be hung on and the rest of the decor in that room.
A way to ensure that your gallery wall looks sleek and well put together is to go with a precise grid of frames. It can be measured and craft paper can be used to arrange the artworks that you have in mind before you go in with hammer and nails. In this case, a common theme can bring the artworks together, such as with a gallery wall of landscape paintings, or artworks that are part of a series by a single artist can also make for a striking gallery wall.
For a more relaxed look, you can arrange your artworks in a square or rectangle keeping them aligned either along the centre or top or bottom. This can appear ordered without being too formal. This arrangement would look great above a sofa, making for a beautiful vignette.
If you’re planning a gallery wall along a stairway, an uneven pattern can make it eye-catching. The group of artworks you choose an also be hung in a stair-stepped fashion. Varying the spacing makes for an interesting look. Bold, minimalist artworks or psychedelic graphic prints are great choices for a space such as this. You can choose your artworks to tell a story to Bina Parmar’s minimalist works.
When it comes to the living room, choose artworks in various sizes but frame them using the same material. The frames can bring together a gallery of widely varying sizes of art and make the wall look spectacular. The theme in this case of the artworks need not be similar and covering a wall from floor to ceiling can easily make this room a favourite with your guests.
A narrow shelf is a great way to showcase an assortment of artworks. Choose varying sizes of matt white frames, and frame your artworks with enough white space to keep your art shelf interesting.
Don’t hesitate to mix your original artworks with art prints, souvenirs, your favourite vintage postcards or even art in various media. Mixing mediums, color with black and white, and high and low art could add a magnetic touch to your wall’s multi-dimensionality.
With so many ways to design a gallery wall, it’s time to take the plunge and liven up your walls with one that makes a statement about who you are and the art that you like.