Creating a gallery wall of art in your home is a great way to express your personality, and to show off the things you love. Check out our tips!
EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED
• Favourite Art
• Variety of Frames
• Measuring Tape
• Little Knick-Knacks
1. COLLECT & CURATE
Almost anything can have visual impact when framed and hung. Original prints, pages from magazines (we’re partial to the images in vintage National Geographics), photographs of your own travels, and even old letters can constitute a collection.
PRO TIP: Keep the palette simple to make your collection feel cohesive.
2. GET CENTERED
Anchor your favorite – or the biggest – few pieces in the enter, and then slowly work-in other artwork around these.
PRO TIP: Measure and mark before you start hammering, and try to maintain at a few inches between each piece – it’s all about organized chaos!
3. THE BIG PICTURE
Every so often, take a few steps back and view your wall from another area in the room. Pay attention to how the color and size of the pieces balance each other out.
PRO TIP: You can fill these in awkward gaps between frames with some of those little knick-knacks we mentioned: unframed photos, old playing cards or baseball cards, and stamps all work.
4. ALL DONE
Remember: There are no hard rules when creating a gallery wall – it’s all up to you. Feel free to add or take away pieces, keeping the artwork relevant to your life. Have fun and enjoy!