If you want to make major improvements to home decoration, you can try to use the wall to display a collection of pictures and objects for decoration. Planning and design can be a bit daunting, because there are many options to make a room more modern. All you have to do is choose the best for your home decoration.
Many homeowners now think that the walls of the gallery are a kind of casual afterthought, and should be treated after the last paint has dried for a long time. However, considering that you can bring many different ideas to your gallery’s art wall, we don’t think it should be put aside. They are an economical way for you to add beautiful color palettes and different textures, otherwise you might spend a fortune when you apply them to the entire room. In fact, when you focus on the walls of the gallery through serious creation, you may end up with ideas about the overall interior decoration.
Set up the gallery wall
When setting up the gallery wall, it should be considered that it should look as relevant to the room as possible, which requires planning to obtain the correct appearance. The first step is to determine the wall that matches the art collection. Obviously, you can’t and shouldn’t go to the small corners, crevices and narrow walls that won’t attract visitors’ attention. Instead, choose those large and empty walls that make it difficult to adapt to traditional artworks.
Another good option is that the first wall that people can see when they first enter the room is stable.
Home decor style
The next step is to choose your favorite style to decorate the gallery wall. Look around the room. See if the room style is modern, coastal or traditional? Also look at whether you have neutral, bright colors or multiple textures? Does the room need a focal point or just a simple area to hang photos? Balance the needs of the room with the type and location of the photo or artwork, which can lead you to create a perfect arrangement.
The final step is to determine how much space you are willing to allocate for the wall. Some interior decoration ideas require the use of the entire wall, while others only take up a few square feet of space. It is also important to assess the type of space available; the two main options include horizontal and vertical space.
Decorate the walls of the gallery
Once the wall, space and desired style are determined, then it is time to choose between different art collections, of course you can also match them yourself. There are several ideas for gallery walls, including hanging photos, objects, paintings, tableware, baskets, vinyl album covers and empty antique frames, etc. These things provide much needed contrast with the overall color of the wall.
If you want to try to decorate the gallery wall between different styles, it is very troublesome, time-consuming and laborious. A better and less labor-saving option is to directly arrange a whole series in the designated contour on the floor, and arrange until you are satisfied with the layout. Then take a picture and note the distance between all the artworks. Finally use them as benchmarks to lay out the items on the wall with the same spacing.
Do you hate nails?
If you want to use nails to hang those artworks on the wall, my suggestion is no, because nails can distort the color and shape of any wall tied to it. Indeed, they can provide unparalleled protection for art collections by preventing the impact of gravity and rough use. But: all the small holes in the wall are out of proportion to the furniture and decoration of the room.
Fortunately, there are still several useful alternatives on the market that can help you get the job done without losing the overall experience. Let us discuss one by one:
Picture hanging strip
These hanging strips have a strong adhesive and can be fixed to the frame. They also come with hook and loop fasteners, making it easier to remove and replace. In sharp contrast is the permanent arrangement imposed by nails.
Use floating shelf
The laundry room of this custom house has a floating shelf for accessories
For those users who like to rotate items in the gallery, they can use floating shelves. Although they do need nails, you won’t use too many nails. The advantage of floating shelves is that they can add their own small things on their gallery walls, which can not only modify items, but also provide enough storage space and protection for artworks. You can also change the arrangement of photos consistently without having to repair, redesign and re-hang the artwork.
Museum gallery suspension system
This is a bit advanced now, and it also means a lot of capital investment, but this solution may be what your wall needs. The suspension system of the museum gallery is suspended by steel cables, which are suspended from the rigid structure of the roof of the room. These gallery systems are flexible and convenient. Old works can be easily replaced with new ones. This allows you to experiment with your own inner thoughts without having to spend all the hard work.
Now that you have selected the walls, selected photos or artworks, organized them, and hung them easily, then the three major steps of creating a decorative gallery wall have been completed, and the works you created Okay, then you can sit down and take a look at your work. You just created a display of beautiful memories and exquisite taste while adding to the overall decoration of the house.