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5 tips for creating your own gallery wall at home
Turn your bland space into a work of art with our list of tips and tricks to creating your own gallery wall.
Gone are the days of picture-perfect portraits hanging side by side neatly on your wall. These days, your home is a form of expression, and what better way to show your love of art, photographs and prints than on your very own gallery wall? Putting up your art in a defined space with a multitude of colours, sizes, shapes and prints is a great way to give a focal point to your space while showcasing your interests and passions.
That said, there are still some style rules you should follow to ensure your wall of crazy prints don’t fight for attention and end up looking messier than a toddler’s playroom. While curating may feel daunting at first, follow our guide for how to make your crazy gallery wall a creative success – no previous artistic prowess required.
Your gallery wall can be as creative as you like. Image: Getty.
How to make your own gallery wall
1. Start with choosing a feature wall space
Find the space in your home to be the focal point for your gallery wall. If you only have a few pieces of art, or if they’re smaller in size, this may be in a bathroom, nook of your bedroom or even your kitchen.
If you have bigger prints or a larger quantity of works, you may look to make your gallery wall a feature in your living room or above your bed. Taking both the size of your art and the wall into consideration is key before getting started – it’s all in the details.
You can choose a gallery wall in any place in your home. Images: Getty.
2. Choose your art
Art on the wall doesn’t just need to be traditional paintings or portraits. Consider combining these with photographs, prints, and even items such as wall sculptures, embroidery, or decorative plates to keep the eye interested. If you’re unsure on the theme or where to start, have a browse through our selection of over 1000 artworks online to help you get inspired.
For those just getting started in the gallery wall game, you may want to unite your artworks with a common ‘theme’ that ties it all together, such as the frames, type of art, shape, or idea. This could include:
- Matching frames, such as all white or gold to keep it all cohesive
- Similarly styled artworks, such as all prints; all black and white photographs; art from the same place (e.g. animal prints from a holiday or particular artist) or artworks with a similar colour palette
- Adding in items of interest such as framed tickets, coins, or notes in shadowboxes
If you prefer to be a bit more flamboyant, have fun with colours, shapes, frames, works and sizes, or consider having some of your art framed and some not.