Pro Tips for Creating a Killer Gallery Wall
Who doesn't love a good gallery wall? They can be the prefect way to add a bold statement to your decor and showcase your best art or memories. But gallery walls can also be quite tricky to get right and if they're done wrong, every little imperfection will stand out like a sore thumb.
To help you nail your gallery wall to perfection, we've put together loads of inspiration and the best tips and tricks for getting it right the first time without hot tears of frustration and numerous wall patches.
Decide which type of gallery wall to display
The point of any gallery wall is for it to feel special and collected. The flexibility with how you can arrange it is amazing, but there's really only two types: Grid AKA Linear Groupings and Salon Groupings. Here's the breakdown of each.
Grid AKA Linear Grouping
If you want to go with the grid or linear option you'll likely want to get frames that are roughly the same size, but you can also mix it up with frames of different sizes and colours but assemble them so they create an asymmetrical perimeter.
This option is great for more formal areas like the dining room, but don't feel too boxed in by its, well um, boxiness. The options are endless from mixing the types of items you choose to display to the colours of your matt boards and frames.
Another great grid possibility is the Insta-wall option. With its perfect squares, the Insta-wall packs a lot of punch when it comes to understated impact and it's pretty easy to execute. The best part is, you can print the gallery you've already curated on Instagram, and you can swap out the photos in your home to reflect your top nine photos on the platform, whenever you're in need of a refresh.
The salon grouping option is definitely more relaxed and can give off a cool bohemian vibe. But planning for this grouping is just as important as the grid option. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so you should hang art in places where you love it most and where you'll see it the best.
Don't feel like you need a massive blank space to pull this off either, you can make a big impact with a tiny vignette.
The most important element of the salon wall is that you respect each individual piece. Every work of art should have a frame that plays well with it.