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11 Need-to-Know Tips for Designing a Gallery Wall

11 Need-to-Know Tips for Designing a Gallery Wall

Tips for Designing a Gallery Wall

Putting together a gallery wall can seem like a daunting task. But there’s a reason why this trend is here to stay — it’s the perfect way to transform a drab blank wall into a thing of beauty. No, seriously.

  1. Rental Solution: Pining after your own gallery setup but worried about damaging your walls? Hang up a series of large white peg boards beforehand. It provides a modern backdrop and means fewer holes to patch up later.
  2. Create Balance: A pair of three-dimensional pieces — the starburst clock and stag head — bring this small gallery arrangement to life. Plus, they help balance out a minimal trio of rectangular artwork.
  3. Turn a Corner: Don’t be afraid to take your arrangement around the corner; it’s an ideal solution for an unusual layout or if you have limited wall space. Here, a perfectly placed accent chair provides the finishing touch.
  4. Grid Style: For a super easy and sleek look, hang a collection of related or similar prints in a symmetrical grid.
  5. Starting Point: When hanging your artwork, begin with the biggest (or boldest) piece and work from there. The eye will be drawn to it first, so that means the surrounding artwork should scatter naturally around it. On this wall, the large black and white photo with a gray frame stands out first, making it a great starting point for the rest of the arrangement.
  6. Go Dark: Make a statement with a dark color behind your gallery wall — this lets the framing and the colors in the artwork truly pop.
  7. Geometric Themed: A more orderly gallery wall feels just right for geometric-inspired prints, especially for that organized set of six on the bottom left.
  8. Add Greenery: Wall plants add color to a more neutral collection of artwork and curiosities. Showcase your vertical garden or air plant with a hanging wire frame or wall-mounted planter.
  9. Geometric Themed: A more orderly gallery wall feels just right for geometric-inspired prints, especially for that organized set of six on the bottom left.
  10. Add Greenery: Wall plants add color to a more neutral collection of artwork and curiosities. Showcase your vertical garden or air plant with a hanging wire frame or wall-mounted planter.
  11. Black + White: Frame monochromatic or black and white artwork in a variety of simple, thin frames. Keeping with a theme will help ensure your gallery wall doesn’t feel like a super random compilation of art.
  12. Keep It Close: If you have a lot of frames and artwork, create a cozy, cultivated look with less space between each frame. This looks especially chic continuing above a doorway or around a corner.
  13. Streamlined Frames: For a cohesive, sleek design (especially with a bunch of bold artwork), use matching frames throughout. This minimal style feels fresh and light, balancing out the crazy-cool art.

brit co: 11 Need-to-Know tips for designing a gallery wall27. January 2021. https://www.brit.co/how-to-design-gallery-wall/

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