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How to Create a Gallery Wall

Alifya Lotya Art Prints Gallery Wall Wall Decor

Gallery walls can be a great way to inject some personality into your room. You've probably seem images online of picture perfect gallery walls and wished that you could create the same look. But I'm here to help with my carefully curated top tips! 

1. Choose a Theme: 

Choose a theme that you want to go for and then select prints/photos directly related to it. It could be family and friends, travel, motivational art or a mix of themes? 

2. Frame Your Art:

For a gallery wall, I suggest using the same style of frame throughout, but if going for a more diverse look, you may want to mix up the frame styles. 

If you are looking for tips on how to frame your art, check out this blog post I have already written called How to Frame Your Prints - Top Tips which covers a lot of what you need to know!

3. Consider Placement:

Now choose where to display your prints/photos. The size of the wall should be factored in. Try and balance the number of frames you are mounting with the space you are working with. It may look overwhelming to have a large number of frames on a small wall space.

Also consider direct sunlight. Sunlight for prolonged periods of time, will cause colours to fade which would be a real shame! Always consider how much sunlight the prints will receive, before you make your mind up on where to display your prints.

4. Plan Layout:

Lay your art on a flat space and play around with the placement. Remember to balance colours and styles. If you have a piece that will be the centrepiece, start with this and then add prints around it. 

Once you are happy with the layout, place your art in place. 

5. Hanging:

Measure the walls first and mark lightly wth a pencil where the top of your frames will sit. To hang your frames, you can use nails or mounting strips if living in rented accommodation. Use a spirit level to make sure your art is straight. 

6. Take a Step Back:

Now that your art is in place, take a step back and admire your art in all it's glory. Remember your that the pieces can be swapped out for new favourites. You might want to change the pieces up for new seasons to introduce a new theme. 

I hope you found this post useful and learned some good tips. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!


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