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Creating an art gallery wall is not a difficult task. This is as simple as it can get and only relates to your sense of creativity. But we all can unleash our creativity to some extent, don’t we? We all have a sense of beauty, something we find appealing. So why don’t we train our creativity once again and turn those boring white walls into something so attractive that every visitor would have something to say?
In this post, I will help you to unleash your creativity and create an art gallery wall with a few simple ideas. Shall we start?
Creating an art gallery wall
Before we put prints and wall decor on our walls, let’s talk about patterns.
The first and the most obvious pattern is to have full symmetry in the gallery. I won’t explain here what symmetry is, okay? 🙂
Now, it gets really creative, because it is up to you how you put your art on the wall.
This is the job of your internal artist. Few tips for your consideration:
- Make sure the spaces between the arts are equal. It simply doesn’t look well, if the spaces are different.
- Make sure the spaces between the arts are not too big.
- Do not be afraid to mix the different sizes, shapes and even objects. There are no rules on how your art should be placed.
Sometimes, less is more. I personally adore the heavily loaded walls with the art, but for my living room, I have chosen minimalism, because it works better in this particular space. Nonetheless, I have two big prints, which look just stunning together.
This is the bravest pattern to use. Basically, you can use every space of the wall and put art in it. And trust me, in some places it works like a charm. It becomes definitely a conversation starter.
Simple art gallery wall serves the purpose of having decor, but not getting much attention to it. If you want that homey feeling, but without intensity, you should go for it. It is up to you, if you want to have it symmetrical, for example, 4 square prints, or asymmetrical, 4 prints and frames of different shapes.
All will work great.
Finally, a chaotic way of creating an art gallery wall is to use the different art of different shapes and sizes and simply put them on the floor leaning towards the wall. And guess what, this also looks wonderful! No need to make holes in the wall.
Frames, shapes, objects
Artistry and creativity don’t just stop with the selection of prints. You can be creative with the frames as well. Of course, a simple and sophisticated option would be to have the exact same colour and shape when you purchase the frames. I prefer to go the other way around, choosing the colours and shapes of the frames absolutely distinctive from each other. For some arts, I don’t even use the frames and attach them to a passe-partout.
Shapes are another great way to reach that creativity you are going for. Consider using multiple different shapes if you create a chaotic, asymmetric or heavy art gallery wall.
An art gallery wall is not only about pictures and frames. I love including objects, like paper letters or plants that I can put on the wall. Consider that, too.
Where do you find your art from?
There are multiple ways to find your art. It could be your own prints, your own photo collages, which would be the cheapest option. If you are creating enough, you can draw your own art or create your own collage combining your personal drawings and prints and images from the Internet.
Besides, you can find free prints on the Internet, which you can print in a local Internet cafe and frame nicely. The trick here is when you print something, make sure you combine different formats of the prints. Do not print them all in the same A4 format and call it a day. Unless this is exactly what you are going for.
Finally, there are services on the Internet, where you can order wonderful prints that would match your interior design and it would be the most sophisticated way to bring true art to your home. One of such services I have been using for my own living room makeover is the shop called Desenio (my review here). Have a look and maybe you can find something for yourself there, too.
How to attach the art to the wall?
Now, when we have our pattern, shapes and prints ready and nicely demo-ed on the floor, we should put this beauty on the wall, shall we? In this post, I have shared a genius trick to put the art on the wall using baking paper. You are absolutely advised to use the trick as it really simplifies the process.
Share your art gallery wall with us and let’s inspire each other!
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