How to Create a Gallery Wall of Art in 8 Easy Steps

The addition of a gallery of wall art to your home is a super fun way to bring a space to life and show of your personal taste. Through the use of multiple wall art prints and pieces you can create your very own in-house gallery.

The gallery wall trend has become a popular way to decorate your home's interior as it helps to create a focal point in a room and also bring about some character and personality to your living space.

Here at Gioia Wall Art, we have a huge range of wall art prints with many designs and themes to incorporate into your gallery wall art display that will infuse colour and pattern, as well as create a warm and inviting environment.

If you think a gallery wall is just what your home needs, then keep reading to find out the best way to create yours and display art. We've got 8 simple steps that if you follow them you're going to have an incredible gallery wall in your home in no time!

Follow these 8 steps to create your ultimate gallery wall

  1. Choose Your Style/Theme 

This is one of the most important steps in designing your ideal gallery wall. Choosing the theme is all up to you and your personal preferences - do you want it to reflect you and your personality; do you want it to stand out with bold pops of colour? Or perhaps you want it 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 an art style, the rest is easy. 

Perhaps you have one piece you want to build the rest of the wall around, or maybe you're starting from scratch. Whichever it is, your living room gallery wall (or whichever room you're creating it in), is going to be a lot easier to create once you decide on your theme.

  1. Even or Odd?

How many prints or pieces are you going to display? This is totally up to you and the empty space you have available.

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 one is most certainly a personal preference when it comes to your house.

  1. Layout Options

When you're creating a gallery wall, before purchasing the artwork you need to know how many pieces you will need but to do this, you also need to be aware of the blank wall space that you have available to you.

Make sure you measure the wall space available as this will help you figure out the number of pieces, the sizes of the pieces and whether you want landscape or portrait canvases.

In many cases, art prints can be purchased in either portrait or landscape, so if you have your heart set on a particular piece, you may be able to find it available in both styles. And the art you hang doesn't need to be the same size, smaller art can work wonders with bigger pieces - don't be afraid to experiment.

  1. Select Your artwork

Here comes the really fun part - selecting your artwork!

This is where we come in - 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 almost endless.

Whether you're looking for bold abstract art, subdued landscape inspired photography or anything in between, we've got lots of art pieces to choose from, including framed pieces.

There are no rules when it comes to selecting your artwork, so go with your heart and find the perfect pieces for you. 

  1. Consider Framing Options

We just mentioned that we offer framed pieces, so this is certainly something essential to take into consideration.

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 t create a cohesive look 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.  

  1. Create a Ground Mock-Up

Once the artwork has been delivered and all your pieces collected, don't start hammering just yet.

It's a good idea to see if the line up you're visualising in your mind is going to work. One of the easiest ways to do this is to 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 (if that is the look you're going for) or having the correct distance between each piece of art.

  1. 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.

There are lots of options when it comes to hanging up artwork- you can utilise multiple elements, hammer and nails, picture hooks, or command strips, whatever works best for you. 

  1. Have Someone Take a Final Look

The final step into perfecting your wall art gallery is having a second set of eyes - another person - to look at the design and ensure everything works seamlessly, is straight and looks as good as you want it to.

Whether it’s a best friend of a family member, this helpful second set of eyes 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. 

Trust us, these eight steps make it so easy to create your ideal gallery wall and transform your space into the spectacular masterpiece you're after!