Staring at a blank wall could be boring. That’s why the walls of your house need some colorful and inspiring wall art, so why not create a gallery wall? There are many ideas for decorating your walls. The first step is to begin brainstorming on what type of gallery wall you like, the rest will follow. Here are some ideas that can help you create a beautiful gallery wall.
Not necessarily. Balance is a very important component of good interior design. It means you may not need to fill up all your wall spaces with pictures hanging everywhere. Wall space that’s empty also has its use. They are an important design component for improving your decor, for creating a sense of space or clarity, not to clutter your space too much.
If you’re thinking of creating a gallery wall, there are plenty of ides to choose from !
If you’re a huge family person, a gallery wall could be a good place to hang all the family pictures you love so much all in one place. Depending on the room you’d like to create your gallery wall in, you could choose to have all the pictures framed if it’s a living room wall or simply hang them as they are on threads or stick them directly on the wall if these are pictures you’d like to hang in your room. The pictures don’t all have to be about family, they could simply be places you’ve been to, memories you share with your closest friends, it’s really up to you.
If you’re looking for a more retro or graphic design style, for example, you could choose to hang posters of all your favorite video games, singers, series or any cool poster design you may have bought or created yourself. If you’d rather something more original, we recommend trying out minimalistic linear art posters or sketches. For example, you could hang a streetview map poster print next to architectures posters for a modern theme or choose to hang animal posters if you’re just a huge fan of them.
The particularity of this kind of gallery wall is its versatility. By creating a shelf wall, you could showcase a wide range of elements, from statutes, to ceramics, books, plants, framed photos, trophies, and the list can go on… You could also play with the design of the shelves and create different patterns. You could choose to hang simple flat-lined shelves or square boxes, for example, to create contrast between each element you’d like to display. In the square shelf, you could display a stature or trophy of your choice and place books and plants on the flat-line shelves.
If you’re looking for something a little more cultural, you could consider creating a ceramics gallery wall to showcase different pieces of decorative art from porcelain bowls to plates, to shallow plates and vases. They could be decorative pieces you brought back from your travels or family dishes you cherish.
A fun “theme” to start your first gallery wall could also just be an opportunity to experiment and hang anything artistic you like. That can include a wide range of items such as discs, posters, photos (framed or unframed), ceramics, paintings, drawings, magazine cutouts, etc… literally almost anything could be use for a gallery wall, they don’t all have to be pictures, posters or photos. A gallery wall can also include objects.
When you’re adding pictures to your walls, you may want to make sure that they blend with your furniture, depending on the room in which you’d like to hang them. You could also use the elements in the room to accentuate your wall art or match its colors. A piece of furniture, for example, often has a natural break effect.
Remember to check the patterns and shapes created by the furnishings, especially within some empty wall space. It’s your choice whether you want the space to be full or empty.
Here are a few examples where furnishings break up wall space, for example :
- Bookcases may point out available wall space where pictures may fit. Pictures can be placed beside or above the bookcase. This could create a library sort of atmosphere in your living room.
- A tall floor lamp standing close to a wall is also a good part of the general wall design – this varies in height, size, shape and texture. These lamps could frame empty spaces and small wall galleries well if you’re looking for a simple and discreet layout for your gallery wall.
Decorating your walls has no creative limit. There are different styles, patterns, and ideas you can use to beautify those empty spaces in your living room. You just have to find out what best fits your tastes and experiment a little. It may take some time if you don’t have it all figured out, but that can also be a part of the process if you’re looking to create something you’ll truly be happy with.