If you have a wall in your home that is in desperate need of some attention then a gallery wall may be the answer. A great way to add a stunning focal point to any room, creating your own gallery wall from scratch presents you with the perfect opportunity to inject some personality into your space. Not only are they brilliant fun to put together, they usually garner a positive reaction from any visitors to your home. In this blog post, we will show you just how easy it is to put together a cleverly coordinated and visually appealing gallery wall in three simple steps.
If you are struggling to find some gallery wall inspiration, taking a look on Instagram and Pinterest is a great way to get some theme ideas. Choosing a specific theme is a great way to achieve a cohesive look to your overall design. There are so many different themes you can choose from when designing your wall, here are a few of our favourites:
You may decide to stick to one colour as a basis for choosing the images to display. Think about the space you are placing the gallery wall in and what you want it to achieve. In a bedroom, you may prefer to choose more cosy, neutral and muted colours and tones, in a hallway you may want to opt for a classy monochromatic look. In a child's bedroom or playroom, vibrant and colourful prints may be best suited. See below for some inspiration with the gorgeous hand-illustrated prints from our website. The choice is yours and once you have decided on your theme, you can now start thinking about the pieces you want to include in your gallery wall.
From fine art prints to family photographs, old posters and memorabilia to your favourite art pieces, there are no limits to what you can include on a gallery wall. You can even interject some texture and depth with ceramics and textiles. If you have chosen a theme that you would like to stick to then this can guide you in your choice of pieces to display.
For the family and friends theme, instead of just using photographs, why not include some interesting keepsake pieces or memories to add some character to the gallery wall. If you have chosen a travel theme you may want to centre your gallery wall around a map with pins of all the places you have visited. This could be surrounded by your own photographs as well as trinkets you have acquired on your travels.
Perhaps you are creating a striking display for your home office to keep yourself motivated? Our brilliant range of art prints come in a range of colours and original designs that would look great on any gallery wall.
It is a good idea to have some sense of a layout you wish to achieve when designing your gallery wall. While this may change as you pick and choose the pieces you want to include, it does help to have a clear vision in your mind regarding the size, shape and layout of your art wall. There are plenty of different layout ideas you could experiment with, one brilliant way to decide on your final layout is to print mini versions of each piece you want to include and arrange them on a piece of paper to see how they will look once on the wall. Here are a few key things to consider when deciding on a layout:
And that is it! You should now have a brilliant bespoke gallery wall for your home. Don't forget to look for inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram, they are a great place to start if you are still stuck for ideas. Also, why not take a look at our gorgeous hand-illustrated art prints and children's art prints that are a great starting point for any gallery wall.