Art is essential for every room. It not only makes it feel homier, but it gives life and personality to a room. How do you hang a collection of pictures on a wall to create a gallery that looks good? Proportions, colors, and frame styles all should be considered to create the gallery wall that awes.
Consider doing a gallery wall of a similar subject. The subject can be a collection of coins, butterflies, silhouettes, mirrors, places that you have visited or lived, use your imagination. Using your children’s art you could create a gallery of all one medium such as all drawings, all paintings etc. If you have favorite art pieces consider tying them together by color, by using a common theme on your first gallery, this will help create the balance you are hoping to achieve.
Another way to tie your art together is to use the same type of frame. Either all the same size shadow box type of frame, rectangle frame, or canvas. Using different sized frames but all with the same finish will create a relationship between the various pieces to make your gallery feel harmonious. It allows the eye to focus on the art that is being featured.
Spacing is essential when you are creating a gallery wall to make it feel balanced. Just randomly hanging pictures will probably not create the symmetry that you are hoping to achieve. Typically it is easier if you are using the same size frame throughout your gallery. Here find the center point of your wall and then measure a few inches between each frame keeping them level in rows and columns.
If you are using various sizes of frames then you will want to pay attention the sizes of art placing them to balance one another. This tends to be a more challenging type of gallery but can be very beautiful. The key to using mixed sizes, and if you feel so inclined mixed objects, is to keep a fairly even horizontal line between objects or to use one large object in the center and build around it.
There are various guides online to give you ideas of different layouts that might work with the pieces of art you have, to create a gallery. It’s fun to play around with it and make a huge impact in a room! Send me some of the art galleries that you have created!
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