The Art of the Gallery Wall

If you’re an avid art collector or just need to fill an empty wall, gallery walls take on many shapes and forms that can satisfy any home’s décor. GHID loves the chance to incorporate a gallery wall into a space. We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work with some fine pieces of art through various clients and its definitely rewarding to see each gallery take on a life of its own.

If you are hesitant about making a bunch of holes in the wall, do not fret there is hope! A great way to start piecing your gallery together is to create templates for your pieces with newspaper or just arrange the pieces on the floor. Either route you go, you’ll be able to map out your plan on the wall before diving in with the hammer and nail.

Here are a few shots of past projects and also some future inspiration to jump start your gallery wall.

  • Symmetry is a great way to get started if you have a collection of coordinating pieces. This can be taken in many different directions, from creating a perfectly symmetrical palette with clean lines throughout to making a geometric outside boundary for the art to follow.

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  • Mixing medias is a great way to mix up your gallery wall. I absolutely love this approach. For example, mixing sculptural unframed art with pieces that are varying sized frames, etc. Below is a client with a lifetime of art collecting to show, you can see that the options are endless when creating a mix of medias.

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  • Working from the inside -> out is a great rule of thumb. If you have a piece that is larger than the rest, start with that piece first and work your way around and out.

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  • A technique that makes a statement is the use of a single horizon line. I’ve been anxious to try this out, simple yet could give a very luxe feel to a hall or stairwell.

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Could a Gallery Wall be in your future? We’d love to hear about it … Happy Wednesday!

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