Creating a gallery of wall art is a fun and straightforward activity, bringing a space to life with multiple art pieces. This wall art trend has become quite popular over the last few years as people can create a focal point and bring some character and personality to their living space. Gioia Wall Art has many designs and themes to incorporate into your wall art gallery that will infuse colour and pattern into the space or bring a sense of warmth and elegance. Here are eight simple steps to follow when creating a wall art gallery.
- Choose Your Style/Theme
The most important part of designing your wall art gallery is choosing the theme – did you want it to stand out with bold pops of colour? Or blend in with subtle colours complementing each other? Was there a theme you had in mind? Do all pieces have a costal element or botanical or abstract art? Once you have decided on a style, the rest is easy.
- Even or Odd?
Depending on personal preference and interior arrangements, an even or odd layout may be more appealing. The theory is that odd numbers are more dynamic or more attractive than even numbers. However, even numbers work well when hung within a larger geometrical shape such as a square or rectangle. This decision is up to you and how you want the style to flow.
- Layout Options
Before purchasing the artwork, you need to know how many pieces you will need and if you want landscape or portrait canvases. Further, ensure to measure your wall space and determine what size wall art pieces you will need.
- Select Your artwork
Selecting your artwork is the fun part. We have some excellent pieces with various styles to choose from. You can shop by themes, interior style, colours, rooms or artists, the choices are endless. Find the perfect pieces for you.
- Consider Framing Options
Considering framing options is an essential feature; do you want them to blend in with the wall or stand out? Decide if you wish for all the frames to be the same or incorporate many different styles and colours. A white or neutral frame is perfect for a Hampton-style home, while black/dark frames are ideal for contemporary or industrial themes. Taking it a step further, golden frames with different styles or collecting unique frames over time can add a sense of uniqueness and character to the gallery of wall art.
- Create a Ground Mock-Up
Once the artwork has been delivered and all your pieces collected, design a mock-up on the floor, laying out the design you would like to portray on the wall. Hand drawing the measurements is another valuable tool to ensure the wall art is perfectly symmetrical or having the correct distance between each piece of art.
- Hanging Up Your Artwork
Using a pencil to draw out the layout on the wall to mark out where the wall art is going is crucial, you can rub out the pencil after the artwork is up, and no one will ever know. Using a spirit level is another great tool to ensure everything is straight. Hanging the artwork up, you can utilise multiple elements, hammer and nails, picture hooks, or command strips, whatever works best for you.
- Have Someone Take a Final Look
The final step into perfecting your wall art gallery is having a second eye - another person to look at the design and ensure everything works seamlessly and is straight. Whether it’s a best friend of a family member, a second eye can help ensure the wall art gallery is cohesive. Having someone who lives in the household participate in curating your own gallery of wall art also makes the exercise more fun and personal.
These eight easy steps will have your space transformed in no time into a spectacular masterpiece.