A great trends of our time is to create personal and unique gallery walls in your home.
To surround yourself with things you love and value adds an extra joy to everyday life.
The walls of our homes are spaces where we have ample opportunity
to express our own personal style and narrative.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GALLERY WALL:
1. SELECT YOUR ARTWORKS
There are different things to consider when you choose your artworks. Find a common thread in your theme to get the most harmonious result and expression. It can be a color theme, a theme consisting of specific motives, a black/white graphic look, a purely photographic theme or even a deliberate mix of many different stylistic directions.
Don’t be afraid of twisting the look by adding elements, that give disparity or contrast - those are often the things that create attention.
But most importantly: choose your artworks with love! You can’t go wrong with that.
2. FIND YOUR FRAMES
Is your wall white, colored or patterned? Are you looking into using different frames, or do you want a simple look with the same type of frames?
If your motives are very different, using the same type of frames will give a unifying and harmonious expression. However, if your motives are thematically alike, choosing different frames can add different dynamics to the composition.
3. MEASURE YOUR WALLS
5. GET AN OVERVIEW OF THE ARTWORKS
Find an area on your floor that is similar in size to your wall, and place your artworks on the floor. Look at which artworks complement each other and which ones need some separation from each other.
- Start by placing the biggest artworks and then proceed with the smaller ones
- Place the pictures of biggest size and darkest color at the bottom: this will give a solid ground and base in the composition.
- Keep the same distance between the frames. This will give a symmetrical general impression.
6. TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOUR PHONE AND CONSIDER THE COMPOSITION
7. MEASURE THE SIZES OF THE ARTWORKS
TEST their dimensions on the wall by cutting papers, corresponding to the size of the actual artworks, and taping them onto the wall. Move them around until you've achieved the desired effect. You can even leave the papers up until you've installed mounting hardware, then tear off prior to placing your artworks.
8. HANG THE ARTWORKS ON THE WALL