How To Decorate Your House With Gallery Walls
A gallery wall is a welcomed trend in home design and can create a consistent look, or one you update seasonally or for special occasions. A gallery wall is a visually attractive way to transform a living or work space to fit your vision and represent whom you, your family, or business are.
Gallery walls typically involve framed canvas prints of different sizes or shapes, which can be an eclectic mix or follow a theme.
In order to create a well designed wall, you’ll need to plan out the frame size and what you’d like to print. A fun idea is to combine textured images, personal photos, photography, or prints of artwork you admire.
Choose The Right Wall
Choosing a good wall space sounds obvious, but it’s best to think through which wall you choose. Are you wanting your gallery wall to be an accent to the entire room or a focal point? Are you having your wall in an office, business setting, foyer, living room? The options are many. The best gallery walls have good lighting and add to the charm of the room rather than making the space feel cramped or cluttered.
Spacing Your Display
Do you think in terms of rectangles, squares, circles? All such prints and photographs can be a part of your wall. Be sure to do your research online by searching out “Gallery Wall Layout” for different spacing and shape suggestions. For instance, some choose to have frames and displays of different and altering sizes and shapes, while others opt for a larger frame in center, surrounded by smaller images.
Don’t Fear Words
A framed word, poem or saying can add a spark and meaning to a wall featuring photos. Beyond words, sometimes a framed memento can be an interesting addition.
How are you going to hang all those photos and designs for your gallery wall? Answer: Carefully. Be sure to have a pencil, measuring tape, blue painter’s tape, nails and screws, a hammer, a leveler, a Phillip’s head screwdriver, and a notepad to jot down any design ideas or wall measurements.
Contrary to what you might think, printing your own art and photographs is often cheaper than paying the overhead for prints found in stores. This also gives you far more creative control as to which images you incorporate.
The great thing about a Gallery Style Display is how personalized it can be to your space and style. It’s also not set in stone! What looks good online or on a pad of paper may not look good when on the wall. So, ask for the opinions of friends, family, or customers, and shift things around when the day to arrange your wall arrives!
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