A gallery wall allows you to add your personal touch to any room with a curated collection of art and pictures. We at JCPenney want to help you hang the gallery wall of your dreams with the following tips and tricks.
Are you hanging around your home and itching for a new DIY project to bring in some freshness along with a personalized touch? We suggest a gallery wall to fill an empty space while satisfying your need to update your home and infusing your own style into the mix. A gallery wall is traditionally a variety of pictures, wall décor and artwork grouped together to create a visual art collection. Nowadays, it’s good to think outside the box and inject more of your personality, interests and style into the selection to bring more warmth and sentimentality into this wall décor trend.
Step 1: Envision, Gather & Curate
Are you asking yourself where to begin with this DIY project? If so, start by channeling your inner interior designer and envisioning a customized and personal private art gallery. Once, you’ve developed your plan for your gallery wall, start looking around your home and find pieces that are meaningful to you. Maybe it’s some black and white photographs of your parents or grandparents. Perhaps you have vintage maps or postcards that speak to you. Or, maybe you’d like to showcase some really cool, artsy magazine covers. Do you have a stand-alone shelf or two just begging for attention? Get really sentimental by framing pressed flowers, old letters or even souvenirs from a special occasion. Make it personal, then it’ll become a conversation starter for guests to learn more about you simply by gazing at your gallery wall. Add in some framed wall art that evokes the style and feel you want. Frame a quote you love or find some wall decor with a new trendy color scheme, art, subject or decor style that will add vibrancy to any room.
|Boston Warehouse 19×25 Navy Geo Set 3 Framed Art|
|Boston Warehouse 13×13 Cobalt Tile Set 4 Framed Art|
Step 2: All About the Frames
Once everything is chosen, it’s time to start thinking about the design aesthetic of the wall art, wall accents, wall mirrors and pictures. In order to display your meaningful pieces for the perfect visual impact, you will need to decide whether to use matching frames for a modern and cohesive appeal or mix and match frames for a desired eclectic look. Black picture frames give off a museum-quality air and look modern and professional. Try using similar styles or the same width of frames to not let one piece overwhelm the others. Oversized mats can also accentuate the picture. Or, try white picture frames with a pop of color from scrapbook paper as the background inside the frame. This technique can give your display a feminine edge if you opt for floral prints or a modern vibe if you choose geometric designs.
|Enchante Iron Black 1-Opening Tabletop Frame||Enchante Distressed White Beaded 1-Opening Tabletop Frame|
Step 3: Bring it All Together
Determine where you’d like to have your gallery wall. It doesn’t have to be a large, immediately noticeable space. Try staircase walls. Add some style to boring staircase walls, entryways, home offices, or guest bedrooms. After you’ve determined your layout, hang frames closely together with only a couple inches in between each one. It’s best to start with the largest item in the center at eye level and work around it. A decorative mirror mixed in among the artwork is a nice way to break up any monotony and add some architectural interest. If you want to add drama to your gallery wall try a starburst-shaped mirror. Clocks can also work as a functional addition to a clean, modern or funky themed display. This is the time to select a bold design that really stands out.
|Safavieh Emme Silver Wall Mirror||Umbra Blink Wall Clock|
Step 4: Finish It Off
One good thing about gallery walls is there are no rules! Whatever layout you choose is up to you. It can be structured and straight. Uneven and artsy. Just make sure to glance at the progress as you go along to make sure that you’re in love with your design and creation. When it’s complete, sit back and gaze at your creativity. A gallery wall is not only a home decor trend, but, also, a window into your life!
|Antiqued Silver-Tone Diamond Wall Mirror||Safavieh Triptych (Set Of 3) Wall Mirror|