If you have been wanting to create a gallery wall in your home but have been nervous to start, here are some tips on creating an eclectic gallery art wall in your home.
Gallery walls are a great way to display a collection of your favorite art or decor that can be hung. Today I wanted to share my tips for creating an eclectic gallery wall.
They have been huge in home decor for quite some time and I have been collecting art mostly from thrift stores and a few from artists I have met online.
Creating a gallery wall can seem like such a daunting task.
Recently I decided it was time to get over the fear of starting a gallery wall and discovered some helpful tips for you and your eclectic gallery wall.
Creating your art collection
Collecting art, wether it be from an artist or from thrift stores, is a fun way to create your collection.
As you are gathering pieces for your gallery wall, make sure they speak to you. Connecting to your art is important.
It is important to understand that art does not have to be expensive to be beautiful. It is easier than ever these days to find affordable art on Etsy and Instagram.
Thrift stores are another great place to find affordable art.
I have collected pieces from thrift stores, local artist, and Instagram and they all work together.
The pieces in your particular collection can even be things your children have done.
Be sure to collect your art over time, there is no need to rush.
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Think about what you like in art
Consider the art you are drawn to when purchasing items for your gallery wall.
Do you like portraits, rolling hills, ocean scenes or very colorful modern abstract art?
This is your gallery wall and it should speak to you.
When selecting your pieces don’t worry about wether or not they are similar in style and composition.
You will see here on my gallery wall I have a collection of coastal birds, portraits and ocean or beach life art.
Even though they are different styles and composition they all work together.
Once you have your pieces if they are not in frames already it is time to get some frames.
You may be wondering if your frames should match. Not necessarily, especially if you are going for an eclectic style.
If you prefer the more clean line style, I would suggest that your frames match in color and style.
Look at this art wall to see what I mean.
Meet Cher from Cgumin on Instagram, she has amazing gallery walls and one is even in her bathroom.
Be sure to go follow her for some home inspiration.
Also take note of the actual art, she has an eye for putting it all together.
Tips for creating an eclectic gallery art wall
When it comes time to hang the collection of art on the wall there are a few things to consider.
Do you like a more clean line or a bit of casual, playfulness?
If you like clean lines you may want to use a grid like style when hanging your art.
This will result in a very clean and crisp design on your wall.
Maybe you prefer a more casual look to your gallery wall.
To achieve that look ,simply eye ball where you would like to hang your art, starting with the largest piece in the middle.
If you begin in the middle with the largest piece, you can then add the smaller pieces as you go.
Your eye will help you to decide the placement of your collection.
This will create an eclectic gallery wall and will have a more relaxed feel.
Make the wall interesting to the eye by placing the framed art in various heights.
I think the more random the placement the more interesting the wall is.
Regardless of your style you can create an eclectic gallery wall with your art collection.
It is really a simple process with no real right or wrong way to do it in my opinion.
These simple tips will help you get started with your eclectic gallery art wall.
Remember to save some space for future collections that you can continue to add to your eclectic gallery art wall.
Till next time