GIVING A GIFT
March 23, 2017
Settling on a colour scheme for your gallery wall can be a tough decision to make. Take into consideration the art you have, the art you need and the colour of your walls - along with the frames you want to use can narrow down your decision.
Monochrome art is striking against a black or white wall, while a feature wall and well selected colour palette works equally as well (we love the above via Nordic Design). Don't be afraid to mix your prints as long as they all have something in common (theme, colour, artist or style). Using the same coloured frame will tie your wall together, if you find your wall is looking a little mismatched.
The finishing touches will bring your gallery wall together. Art can either be framed in a traditional picture frame, mounted, or left hanging with two clips - either way make sure each piece of your art is finished to bring your look together. If you are incorporating accessories such as a necklace or hat into your gallery, use a decorative hook to complete your wall.
Hanging your gallery wall at eye level allows your art to tie in with the other components of your space like rugs, furniture and lighting. Maintaining the same hanging height throughout your home will bring your other spaces and art together.
It's always best to have a good idea of how your art is going to fit together on the wall. To get a good idea map out your frames on the wall using either painter's tape, or trace the frames using craft paper and adhere them to the wall and then mark where the hooks for hanging will go using a spirit level.
Not Ready to take the plunge? Or do you find that you like to keep your art on constant rotation? A picture ledge maybe a great alternative for you. Hanging 3 - 5 Picture ledges on a large wall will give a similar aesthetic that a gallery wall gives, without the commitment. It also gives you the option to display books and small objects in amongst your art.
From Left to Right: Stripe Art Print, Melt Art Print, Blue World, Sky Circles, Mood Board No.1 and I am No. 4
Happy Hanging x
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