Achieve A Museum-Worthy Gallery Wall In Your Home In 7 Simple Steps

  *This is a collaborative post   Keeping up with the latest design trends can be challenging, especially when living in a small space. That...


*This is a collaborative post  

Keeping up with the latest design trends can be challenging, especially when living in a small space. That’s why many people opt for statement pieces like a gallery wall. Installing a gallery wall in your home is an excellent way to inject personality into any space and create visual interest. What is great about using this technique is that it works in practically any room in your house, from bedrooms to living rooms because it doesn’t take up any floor space. And with the helpful tips and tricks below, achieving a museum-worthy gallery wall will be well within reach.

Plan your wall display first

Freddi Wald said the landscape of museums is changing. Including what we see in them and how they’re experienced. That doesn’t mean you can’t achieve the feel of one in your own home, though. So the first thing to do is plan your wall display. There are tons of ways to do this - one of the easiest and most cost effective ways is with paper and tape. You can use a roll of craft paper, or even wrapping paper. Then outline your pieces onto the paper, then cut them out and play with them by placing them on the wall in different places until you find just the right balance. 

Find the right prints for your display

When selecting prints and pieces for your wall, you want to make sure that they’re prints you love. Injecting life into our homes through framed art has tons of benefits - one of them being the ability to show off your personality. So really go for it when choosing your prints. If you’re more of a nerd, embrace that with Star Wars prints. It’s all about what you like, not what you think should be on your walls. You can find the perfect pieces everywhere. I love to incorporate artsy prints of pictures I’ve taken on vacation, I’ve found fantastic pieces at thrift shops, and I often buy from small businesses. 

Balance is key

After choosing your prints, make sure that they’re well balanced. You don’t want one image to overpower another. Instead, you want them to complement each other. There are a few things you can do to make sure your prints are balanced, like making sure they’re all the same distance apart. This will help create a visual flow between your prints. You also want to have a sort of horizontal middle line they all stem from. A gallery wall doesn’t need to be perfect, but balance helps pull it all together. 

Incorporate different shapes & sizes

Besides selecting well-balanced prints, you also want to make sure to have a variety of shapes and sizes. This will help create a visually exciting gallery wall that will stand out from the rest. You can incorporate different shapes by selecting landscape-shaped and portrait-shaped prints. And include different sizes by selecting small and large images. Incorporating different styles makes your wall interesting, so have fun with it!

Consider lighting when mounting prints

When you’re mounting your prints, it’s essential to consider lighting. We recommend that you mount your images on a wall that receives plenty of natural light. This will make your prints stand out and look even more beautiful. If you don’t have much light, you can use LED strip lighting to brighten the wall.

Don’t forget about color and texture

One of my favorite parts of any gallery wall is adding dimension. You can include a variety of decorative items, such as paintings, photographs, sculptures, decorative wall clocks, and more. Some of my favorite pieces to add are vintage pins, embroidered pieces, and busts. 

Use lightweight and easy-to-install products

When mounting prints, make sure to choose products that are lightweight and easy to install. This will make the process much easier for you and ensure that your prints don’t fall off the wall. In addition, choose products that are easy to use and are specially designed for wall mounting. This will make the process run smoothly, and you will be able to mount your prints with ease. Some of my favorite products for adding pieces to the wall are Command strips and hooks, monkey hooks (especially for heavier pieces) and options for pictures like Mixtiles

I love a good gallery wall - I’d have one on every wall if I could (but that may be overkill). What are your thoughts on gallery walls? Do you have one? Do you want one?

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