Summer is around the corner, and that means it’s time to change up the interior of your house.
Art has always been one of the most beautiful and flawless ways to add a spark to your home, and it always makes it easier to change the style of your home without spending a fortune.
Home gallery walls are the trend this year. A well-structured gallery wall allows you to put all your favourite pieces together in one place – what could be better?
So, if you’re thinking of creating your very own gallery wall, here are some top tips on how to do so…
Get that colour in
Adding more colour to your home is a great way to brighten up your house – no matter the season.
If you want to add a cosy vibe to your space, we recommend opting for deep and dark tones. Or, if you’re trying to make a small space look bigger and open up your home, try light and bright hues such as nudes.
You should also think about the other colours in your chosen room when creating your gallery wall. Got some purple cushions on your sofa? Choose prints with tiny hints of lavender and lilac to tie the room together. Or, if your furniture comprises earthy tones and natural materials, greens, browns and beiges might do best for your gallery wall.
A gallery wall is about creativity. It’s a chance for you to show your personality and create something unique and true to you.
That being said, consistency is key to making a beautiful gallery wall, and if you have too many conflicting colours and styles, you might end up with a bit of an eye-sore.
Our top tip would be to use consistent colours and colour palettes. Start with a hero piece and choose your others around this, looking at the tone and shapes in the first piece and placing the others accordingly.
Location, location, location.
It’s one thing to be able to choose the prints for your gallery wall, but what about the wall itself?
Gallery walls in bedrooms were hugely trendy a few years ago, with people often choosing the wall at the head of their bed to place their print selection.
Now, we’re seeing gallery walls in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms and staircases – the possibilities are endless.
When choosing your wall, our top tip is to ensure it’s spacious. Gallery walls are busy, and they tend to draw a room in, rather than expand it. So, if you have a tiny space of wall – an entire selection of prints might not be best placed there.
Don’t forget the frames!
Is a beautiful print ever really complete without a beautiful frame?
When it comes to gallery walls, you’ll likely be using prints of varying sizes, so you’ll need a few frames to match. But, size isn’t the only thing to think about.
Your frame can work in two ways – as an extension of your print or as a contrast to it. Let’s say your gallery wall features earthy-toned prints, then a wooden frame would be a great finishing touch. But let’s say your prints are calming nudes, then glossy black frames would make a stunning contrast.
The choice is yours!
Now, it’s time to create that gallery wall!
So now you know. When it comes to creating a perfect gallery wall, there are a few things to think about. Colour, consistency, location and frames are just a few things to consider when building your gallery wall but really, above all else, a gallery wall should be an extension of your creativity!