Your walls can say a lot about your home. Lighting, floorings, and walls are the three elements used to recreate a room. If you are in an apartment or a lease though, you may not have the privilege of painting your walls; however, hanging pictures is a great way to help encapsulate a theme in your room while expressing your own personal design style. Making a wall gallery is a fun, creative way to use pictures of all different shapes and sizes to make a focal point on the wall. Here are four guidelines for creating the perfect wall gallery in your home:
When starting your project, you want to a have a general theme. When purchasing your pictures or printing them out, you want to have a universal design that ties them all together. You can pick a color scheme or hues that compliment the room, culture or travel, rustic, modern, or eclectic, just try to have a general purpose that balance them all together. You should also decide on a theme for the picture frames. Do you want them to all be the same or a random color in the mix? Decide your theme prior to beginning your purchases.
A wall gallery does not need to focus on all the picture being ununiformed in size primarily. Let it be creative by incorporating pictures of different size. Some being large, small, rectangular, or square. Practice either on a computer or on the floor finding the perfect layout for your wall. When you decide what you want the end layout to look like, save the idea or take a picture of it, so you remember it when you begin hanging.
Your spacing is crucial to keep your wall gallery from looking sloppy. Use a tape measure and spacer to help keep your spacing uninformed. You will also want to have a leveler to make sure they are all lined up nice and straight.
- Work Up
The last pro-tip is to work from the bottom up. If you start at the base, you will know where your lowest point is. Whether this is going above a couch or on an empty wall, this is an ideal way to gauge space prior to putting holes into your drywall.
Having a gallery wall is a great way to own your home and make it yours. Not only is this creative way great for adding to your design but it allows you to express yourself through pictures. A picture can say a thousand words and can really develop the room’s entire atmosphere.
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