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Creating a gallery wall is a really fun way to create an art moment in your home, but also a wonderful project for art collectors who are just starting out. Here are a few tips to help you create your own!
1. First off, take a step back.
Take down any existing art you have hanging, let the space be open and empty and consider what furniture and decorator pieces are the strongest elements in your room. From there, it’s good to take a look at the existing art pieces in your collection so you have a feel for what you already have and what you might like to add.
2. Choose an anchor piece.
Most gallery walls have an anchor piece from which other pieces radiate. This is a statement artwork, usually the largest in your collection. Make sure it’s something you love as it will be the highlight of the room. If you don’t have a statement piece, you can also stack a few artworks of similar proportions together as a group to draw the eye to that point.
3. Next, choose a baseline on the wall.
Make sure you consider furniture and lighting, as well as taking a step back to look at the baseline from all angles before you start hanging.
4. Then it’s time to hang!
Don’t be tempted to rely on your eyes—always use a level so that your pieces are straight and perfectly aligned. These details of proportion and spacing can seem small in the moment but are essential for a polished end result.
5. Now sit back, and enjoy your hard work!