From embellishing boring corners, to jazzing up corridors, gallery walls have never been more popular.
Whether you wish to display your favourite paintings or you simply want to hang your favourite family photographs, there are many ways in which to design a beautiful gallery wall.
Below, we have provided you with some of our top tips.
For the perfectionists among you, a standard grid layout will probably be the best option.
Make sure that measurements are taken meticulously so that the spaces between the nails are absolutely equal. There’s nothing worse than hanging a picture slightly out of whack when looking to achieve the perfect grid pattern.
Create the illusion of elongated walls by arranging your art gallery picture frames vertically. It’s important to start positioning the artwork as low as your preferences allow, and working your way upwards towards the ceiling. Ensure the pieces are spaced equally, even when using mismatched styles and dimensions of frames; the whole illusion rests on the artwork being arranged in balanced narrow columns.
If you’re not looking forward to the prospect of banging nails into the wall on a quiet Sunday afternoon, you could try the shelved look.
If you have a set of floating shelves, try randomly displaying your pictures on each shelf giving off a cool relaxed vibe. Set up the shelves at the end of a corridor, or give off an effortlessly stylish statement in the living room.
A simple way to ensure a stunning gallery wall, is to mount one single anchor piece, then arrange all the other pictures around it. Using equal spacing, avoid monotony by hanging up a landscape image between two or more portraits and vice versa. Keep more negative space between pieces for a more sophisticated finish, or hang artwork closely together for a more casual approach.
Unlike a gallery-esque wall, a bohemian wall doesn’t require an anchor picture. Instead the idea here is to hang the pictures in such a way that your eyes draw to a different image every time you look at the wall.
Start by hanging a picture just above or below your eye level and work around it. If you’ve got the wall space, you can even integrate grid type hangings within your bohemian gallery. This method looks amazing when used with vintage movie posters, avantgarde art or even antique advertisements.
Sometimes, a beautifully designed interior can be ruined simply by the presence of the TV. So why not try incorporating it into a beautiful gallery wall?
Use the TV as an anchor point and hang a landscape slightly above it to help disguise it better. Fill the rest of the space in with a more bohemian style of hanging to prevent the television from becoming a focal point, or go for a more structured look and place artwork around its edges to let it stand out.
Help bring attention to a seating area or simply draw together a large room by incorporating gallery walls into the corners of your space. Use a blend of gold and black frames placed in kissing distance between each other for a modern take on Victorian gallery walls, or add some serious artistic edge to a modern space by setting up a monochrome display.
There’s simply nowhere better to experiment with a gallery wall than the hallway. With ample space, and usually by the front door, the hallway is screaming out for it.
Depending on your taste and interior, either stick to uniform frames and structured positioning for a classic approach, or utilise any of the earlier ideas to decorate your space.
While the hallway is perfect, please do bear in mind that a gallery wall may make it look smaller, so try to keep the artwork to just one wall.