If you’re anything like me – you have too many favorite pieces of art that you’re just dying to display. But how do you organize these often random groupings?
It’s important that you have one unifying factor in your gallery or wall collage. Whether it’s a similar frame (i.e.. black or wood tones), a collection or theme of originals, photos or prints (i.e.. antique maps), similar colors in the majority of the collection, balancing the scale and weight of the frames in the group – or my personal fav, an eclectic mix of frames, prints, photos and objects placed on the wall in an effortless looking (yet extremely calculated) manner…All of these examples however, should be placed on the wall in an organized fashion – measuring the spacing around each frame is pertinent to making the wall look cohesive and purposed…
The following images are examples of well designed gallery walls:
This particular grouping is both thematic and balanced in scale – You can do this by placing the objects intermittently in and around the frames, in an ‘every-other’ manner. This helps give the collection more depth and interest.
The blues in this collection help pull the overall look together. The sporadic grouping is incredibly organic, without diminishing it’s structure and order. When you’re placing artwork/objects on your walls, think odd numbers. It tends to be more aesthetically pleasing to see groupings of threes and fives, rather than fours or eights – especially when going for a more eclectic look. You can see they’ve done that here – placing a cluster of items within the grouping as a whole.
I love how the various frames are hung in a structured and geometric manner. The frames at the top are hung at the same height, and work their way down – spaced so that each piece can be admired on it’s own. The eye is naturally drawn to symmetry – and although this grouping is not symmetrical, the eye can tell when things are evenly spaced, I appreciate the spacing between the frames in this collage. It’s sophisticated and elegant.
A unique way to showcase postcards or small pieces of art – I thoroughly enjoy the look of this collection.
The Viceroy is doing something right – They’ve come up with a great way to utilize an entire wall (a large one at that). I love that they’ve created this giant art piece using plates – and the way in which they chose the placement of each plate – incredibly symmetrical and balanced.
-Nicole Copko, GHID Associate Interior Designer