Finding a piece of artwork or an engaging print that really resonates with you is one of life’s biggest pleasures for art lovers, but in order to do your latest purchase justice, you’ll need to find a prominent place to hang it so both yourself and visitors can truly enjoy the piece.
Creating a gallery wall is a wonderful way to showcase your art collection and individual taste. If this is a first for you, read on for our tips to create the perfect gallery wall for your prints and original artwork, whatever their size, shape and composition.
Think about themes
The key to creating a stand-out gallery wall begins with thinking about your theme. Choosing prints or original pieces of art with synergy in their subject matter or colour palette is an excellent place to start. If you’re having trouble visualising which pieces would work well together, try spreading them out on the floor or propping against the wall.
A good example of this theme synergy is our Tranquil Wall Art Set which feature three different prints of a similar subject matter. With an overriding topic of water and waves, a mix of realism and contemporary abstract pieces work together to create a cohesive but striking display of attention-grabbing art.
Being creative with the layout of your wall gallery helps lift the art from the walls and gives it a completely new dimension, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different set-ups.
The best way to do this is to take pieces of card cut to the size of the artwork or print (including the frame) and carefully attach them to your wall using peel-off adhesive strips. This way, you can try out a few different ideas before committing to an arrangement that works for you by actually hanging your gallery pieces.
Take colour into account
Your home décor palette doesn’t necessarily restrict you to a certain variety of hues in your wall gallery. In fact, many different shades present in your prints work well as a stark contrast to the colours on your walls and can add a much-needed pop of brightness and interest to an otherwise plain space.
This can be seen in our Abstract Set No.14 which utilises an array of colours not present in the room décor to draw the eye towards the wall gallery.
Another thing to remember is that size and piece layout doesn’t need to be the same. Many of the best wall galleries use a mix of varying sizes and layouts to create a unique focal point as individual as you are, so don’t be afraid to purchase prints in different sizes and then fit them together like a creative jigsaw.