I love creating gallery walls! My hallway and design office both have gallery walls with different themes.
If you love gallery walls but don't quite know how to go about putting them together I'll show you how! It's a lot easier than you think! ;-)
There are many different ways to hang your artwork and memorable pics to create that fun gallery wall. Using varying shapes and sizes of artwork and/or family photos creates a nice asymmetrical look on any wall. If you look at the cover photo you'll see vertical and horizontal artwork of varying sizes arranged asymmetrically to create a dramatic focal point.
The image below shows how you can create a symmetrical gallery wall, where all the artwork is the exact same size arranged in the same pattern. The frames are all the same color, giving this gallery wall consistency and unity, and the varying artwork within the frames gives it interest.
Here's another example below where there are two walls used as gallery walls, one asymmetrical and one symmetrical. There's no rule that says you can't have both! I know it may be a little hard to see, but the wall on the left has the same size and color frames while the front facing wall is asymmetrical with varying sizes and colors of frames. It creates a more dramatic effect. Do you also see how the right paint color can also make an impact on your gallery wall?? ;-) You can also use mirrors for gallery walls!
Here's an image of my hallway gallery wall below! I chose to use black and white artwork against my blush pink wall for a more dramatic look! I used Sherwin Williams Rosy Outlook as my paint color. Don't forget I also do color consultations, so if you need help in choosing a paint color for any of your rooms just let me know and send me an email!
Here are a few examples below of how you can create your gallery wall. Think of them as guides or templates to create your wall. IMPORTANT TIP: Before you start hammering away at your walls, possibly creating a lot of unnecessary holes, place your artwork on the floor FIRST and arrange them differently a few times until you found the design you like. Take a picture of what you just arranged and use that image as a guide to hang your artwork on the wall!! Doing this will save you a lot of time and headache and will make your project got a lot more smooth!
Have fun creating your gallery walls using these tips, tricks and examples and feel free to share with me your results!