A collection of creatively arranged pictures, posters or artwork, a gallery wall is a simple way to bring style to your home.
Opting for a gallery wall can be a fantastic addition to any home and has become an increasingly popular interior design feature over recent years. Regardless of your taste and space, it can be as individual as you are.
Before you get started on putting your masterpiece together, there are some steps you need to take to ensure you create a gallery wall that’s right for you. Follow our steps on how to create a gallery wall here.
1. Do your research
There are plenty of places that you can go to get gallery wall inspiration, with Pinterest and Instagram being great resources. A quick search on Pinterest shows hundreds of examples of what budding interior designers have done. Check out what others have created and consider how it could work for you or see if there are designs and styles you might want to steer away from.
2. Choose your location
To quote the popular Channel 4 property programme, it’s all about location, location, location! There is no right or wrong place to put your gallery wall – some choose to use it as a way to bring a bit of character to a staircase, whilst others have created a bedroom gallery wall.
Just remember, wherever you choose to have your gallery wall, it will have an impact down the line on factors such as number of pictures and the colours you choose.
3. Pick your theme
Choosing a theme is a great way to prevent your gallery wall becoming a hodge podge of random images and artwork. The theme you pick is totally up to you, but it should be something that ties everything together. Photos of friends and family, pictures and artwork of some of your favourite places, vintage music posters, films…whatever you feel like, the list is endless.
4. Select the frames
Nearly as important as what you choose to display is what you choose to display it in. Frames are a key part of your gallery wall so you shouldn’t overlook them. Ask yourself if you want the frames to be the same size or are you happy with a more eclectic mix? Are you going for one colour or do you feel like playing with textures and styles, or do you want the artwork and imagery itself to be the focal point?
5. Practice makes perfect
In the same way you would test different types of paint on a wall, you’ll want to have a play around with the layout of your wall before committing to hanging the frames. Grab a pencil, tape measure and a rubber, then lightly mark out where the corners of your frames will be. Take a step back and check you’re happy and if not, try again until you are.