As an interior design trend that has been growing in popularity – you have probably seen many beautiful examples on Pinterest – an art gallery wall is a feature statement that will enhance any room. However, attempting to emulate this in your home can be a little daunting.
So it may surprise you to know that with a little preparation, there are some incredibly simple ways to install an art gallery wall.
Tools and Equipment
This feature involves very few tools, most of which you will probably have at home. If not, Anglia Tool Centre have a wide range of tools perfect for the job.
To create an art gallery wall, you will need:
- Hammer and nails
- Picture hooks
- Pencil and rubber
- Spirit level or string
- Sheets of paper
Become a Collector
This is the most enjoyable part. The most important thing here is that the art work represents you, your likes and tastes, so do not be afraid to think outside the box. Display items that have a sentimental meaning, such as movie tickets, your children’s drawings, a page from a book, or treasured family photographs.
Tip: for an eclectic and eye catching statement, choose a mix of frames in a variety of sizes and styles.
To avoid a wall filled with holes, plan and decide the layout to avoid hanging and re-hanging. To do this, take large pieces of paper, trace frame outlines and cut out. Then take photos of your framed pieces, print them and attach to the corresponding paper. Using these templates and tape, try a variety of placements and arrangements on the wall. Doing so will allow you to make sure the art flows and gives room for alteration before you start hanging.
Hang Your Pieces
There are two easy ways to do this and both are equally effective, so choose the method that appeals to you. One method is to use a spirit level and call on the observations of an onlooker who can stand back and check the positioning. Another is the ‘hang and level’ method. This involves measuring 57 inches upwards from the floor at either end of the wall, marking the spots with a pencil and running string between the two to provide a straight guide line.
Whichever method you prefer, begin with the largest piece first. Then continue in the same fashion, removing one template at a time until every piece has been hung on the wall.