The gallery wall is right on trend, and for good reason; it’s a chic, stylish way to showcase your favourite images, customised to suit your individuality. It’s great for freshening up your family photo wall, brightening up some dull wall space, or displaying your favourite artwork. If you’re wondering how to get started, we’ve compiled our guide to show you how to make a gallery wall that looks stunning. Read on, and get inspired by our gallery wall ideas!
Gallery Wall Ideas: Simplicity And Symmetry
Refined, stylish, and really easy to put together. Choose several prints in identical sizes, and hang them in a symmetrical manner. Don’t skip the spirit level and tape measure! The effectiveness of this look hinges upon its uniformity. Make sure there is an equal amount of space between each photograph, at least two inches. To ensure this look stays chic not sloppy, measure and mark out your wall, and step back for a second look before bringing out the hammer and nails.
To take this look to the next level, try using images that all share a common colour theme. The easiest way to do this is to print all of your pictures in black and white or sepia.
Gallery Wall Ideas: A Uniting Theme
Our favourite aspect of this trend is just how well it can showcase your individuality. Using a common theme across your artwork can really bring your whole wall together. Choose something you’re passionate about; display holiday beach photographs alongside nautical paintings for a fresh seaside-themed wall, combine family pictures with graphic prints featuring your favourite inspirational quotes, or dedicate a whole gallery to your much-loved pet. Whatever your tastes or passions, you can create a wall that tells your story. It’s a great well to give house guests an instant snapshot of your interests, but more importantly, it gives you something to smile about every time you enter the room.
Gallery Wall Ideas: Go Vintage
Most of us have old family photos hanging around in a draw or a photo album, they’re great to pull out and reminisce or marvel at how young your grandparents used to be. Whether they’re your own adorable baby pictures or glorious black and white shots of your ancestors, they can make a gorgeous addition to your photo gallery wall. If you’re lucky enough to have a bigger collection, they make a beautiful gallery wall all by themselves. Otherwise, they look great sprinkled in through your other modern-day photographs too.
Keep in mind that these precious pictures are often at risk of being faded by exposure to sunlight. If you’d like to display your family pictures without risking the originals, our CEWE Memories service is a great way to store the originals and print new versions to last the years on your wall. We can even restore damaged images too, so you can enjoy photographs of your great-grandparents that look as sharp and clean as the day they were printed.
Gallery Wall Ideas: Go Eclectic
If uniform lines and matching symmetry aren’t your style, an eclectic mix of styles, sizes and types can create a gallery wall to really show off your creative side. Mix framed photographs with typographic art prints, if you’re feeling really brave you can even add in other pieces like maps and clocks. This type of style works best if you take a playful attitude to your materials; a framed print of a favourite memory alongside a stunning travel shot realised in a vibrant aluminium print, juxtaposed with a soft canvas print featuring your furry friend. Try mixing up your frame types too, such as a combination of black and rose gold frames for a brave, modern look that really draws the eye. It’s a style that really shows off every little facet of your personality. Your arrangement will need to be more freeform with this kind of gallery wall, so we recommend placing your largest item first and then placing your smaller items around it.
We hope we’ve given you a few ideas to get you started on your very own gallery wall. Whichever style suits your personality, you can order all the wall art you need with CEWE, and rest assured it will all be printed in beautiful unmatched quality.