It’s time to show your walls some love; get all your art out of the cupboard and put them up on your walls
Gallery walls have been having a moment for a while now, and their popularity hasn’t gone away. Just check your Instagram feed or take a deep scroll through your Pinterest boards. Don’t know what a gallery wall is? These are sections on a wall with a collection of prints assembled together to give you a gallery-like feel.
We all have prints collected over years that never got framed. So prints lie waiting in storage for what seems like an eternity until we decide enough is enough- our walls need some love, too. And they do. Read through on what to consider when creating a gallery wall.
Decide which part of your home would look best with a gallery wall. If you want to showcase your collection of prized art, the living room is probably the best bet since it has the most visibility and traffic. If you want to put together a set of personal pictures on the wall, the bedroom design or inner corridors might be a better idea so it’s visible only to close friends and extended family. Putting together your favourite travel pictures, for instance, works well above a space like a home study. In the living room, the wall behind your couch serves as a good option for a gallery wall.
The way your gallery wall looks stems naturally from your preferred personal style. If you are more of an OCD personality, who likes order above all else then plan a gallery wall that’s precise and follows a symmetry that you will find visually pleasing. If you are more of an eclectic hoarder who a studied, careless approach to décor, then an asymmetrical style will please you more.
Once you’ve decided where you want to create your gallery wall, and what style will follow, it’s time to plan the actual hanging of the frames. Follow our steps below:
Once done, put up the prints and voila, your gallery wall is ready.