A gallery wall can add so much character and depth to your home, while also displaying your life, interests and personal style. It can be a collection of favourite photos, prints you love, mirrors, wall hangings and even artwork from the kids. The key is to create balance, visual interest and personality with your curation — which is just a fancy way of saying the way you arrange your art on the walls. We’ve got 3 simple steps to create a gallery wall to add style and character to your spaces.
Start by deciding on the pieces you want to hang. This can be a selection of your favourite prints, some family photos, a mirror, clock, woodcarving, macramé — or all of the above. Choose whatever takes your fancy and what you want to put on display.
Once you’ve selected the pieces you want to put on display, it’s time to decide on the arrangement.
Much like arranging your cushions, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the configuration. Settle on a layout that just ‘feels’ right and where you think the visual elements look balanced. Here are a number of gallery wall layouts to inspire you.
There are a couple of different methods to hanging your art.
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Once your frames are aligned with a leveller or levelling app, use a small piece of Blu Tack on the inside of the bottom frame and press it firmly against the wall to prevent your artworks from jiggling out of alignment over time.