Have you ever stared at a blank space on the wall and wondered what to do with it? Might we suggest a gallery wall?
Gallery walls are a wonderful way to turn a room with limited décor into a spectacular showroom for art. You’ve probably seen people piece together picture-perfect examples of gallery walls on Instagram or Pinterest. They’re certainly stunning and capture people’s attention.
Maybe you’d like to try one out, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry. We have a few tips to help you get started.
Assemble art based off a theme
If you love floral, find a collection of beautiful blooms to assemble. Try adding a piece or two with bluebirds or butterflies. If you love the simplicity of farms, barns, or wide open spaces, you can find a grouping of artwork you’ll adore. Picking a theme is a great starting point for gallery-wall beginners.
Choose art with a specific color (or colors) in mind
Perhaps you have a statement piece of furniture or a wall painted with a bold shade of blue. If this is the case, you can assemble your gallery wall to suit the particular color (or colors) present in that area. Look at this bright blue piano and note how the gallery wall’s base is a set of similarly colored flowers. The prints and the piano almost seem to make beautiful music together.
Don’t limit yourself to just art
Many examples of gallery walls are shots of art, and we’re totally okay with that!
But why limit yourself to paintings or prints? You can create a gallery wall with a mix of traditional artwork, sentiment plaques, wall shelves and more. You can even make your gallery wall functional if you strategically place something with hooks or throw in a sconce for additional light. While a few paintings may be a good place to start, don’t be afraid to let your creative side shine as you create a gallery wall that works for you.
It’s okay to overlap
Seriously, it’s okay to have your décor overlapping. You may discover the items you’ve picked out look better with a nice inch or two between them, but maybe they look better layered on top of each other. Simply use your best judgment.
We hope these simple tips are a helpful place to start. Next week, we’ll be sharing a post from Farmhouse Flare Designs, a gallery wall guru, with even more ideas for you. Stay tuned!