The Art Of Perfecting A Gallery Wall
Many people love the look of a gallery wall, but may struggle to pull it all together themselves. I am here to help! First of all, I think it’s important to choose art that you love! You will want to pull pieces of art that have similar colors, so that the wall looks intentional and cohesive. Try selecting a color palette of three of four colors (depending on how big your gallery wall is). From there you can search for art that embodies those colors, or varying shades of those colors. In the photo above Kate Arends does this well. Her gallery wall predominant colors are rust, navy, and a peachy blush. She then mixes in neutrals like black, grey, white, and beige, which is OK because neutrals go with everything! If you like this style of art, check out Kate’s print shop here, to score some amazing artwork for your next gallery wall!
The second thing you should think about when designing a gallery wall, is size! You will want to pick varying sizes of artwork, both landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) pieces for the wall. If you fall in love with a piece of art, and it seems to small for the wall, you can always frame it with an oversized matte to make the art appear bigger on the wall.
Next up, is framing. Don’t be afraid to mix and match here. I like to pick two or three different types of frames, and stay within those barriers. For instance, in the above left photo, the gallery wall includes black frames both skinny and thick, as well as wood frames in a natural color. In the above right photo, all the frames are either black or white. You can always introduce brass or silver frames into the mix, but I wouldn’t necessarily mix brass and silver frames together unless those colors are consistent within the room you are doing the gallery wall in.
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