A gallery wall stages pictures perfectly

Living out my own creativity is very important to me. We all know a picture says more than a thousand words, and with art we reveal a part of our identity. Selected works of art can give your apartment a distinctly personal touch and create a safe atmosphere in a room. Gallery walls provide a wonderful opportunity to turn bare walls into a visual sensory experience and transform a mere room into a home.

You can set different thematic or aesthetic priorities, depending on where you choose to hang an artwork and the choice of the motif.  While a hallway or living room are ideally suited to present large solo art moments with exciting works or a colourful mix of pictures, more personal works in softer tones find a more private space in a bedroom or children's room. Whether you have several square metres available or only a small wall – there's a harmonious design option for every size.

I would like to introduce you to three different gallery wall ideas:

Gallery wall idea 1 – Solo or duet

This gallery wall variant proves to be expressive even with little space, and puts into the foreground either a single work of art — a soloist — or a pair of pictures. Their concentrated effect allows the selected images to strongly influence the spatial effect in terms of colour and style. In a picture duo, the two selected works could coordinate based on the image theme, selected frames,  colour nuances or size, and together they radiate a harmonious overall effect. Traditionally, one would hang them next to each other, but as a striking alternative, you could arrange the duo as one below the other or even staggered.

Gallery wall idea 2 – Laying out an arrangement

This gallery wall option merges different image sizes into a combined work of art. Wall collages can show a mix of different frames and formats and are characterized by connecting elements. A similar style or recurring colour shades add peace to the supposed chaos of the images. Before hanging them, it helps to place the pictures on the floor in their desired positions until a coherent overall picture is created. You can also mark out the corner points of the pictures on the wall with masking tape. Reference lines, such as window or door frames, or geometric shapes that inspire the arrangement can all indicate the alignment. In order to give every work of art its breathing space and effect, you should allow a sufficient distance of about 3 – 10 cm between individual pictures. In this blog post are a few examples and design options for your picture hanging.

Gallery wall idea 3 – Exploiting the Flexibility of Frames

Of course, you don't always have to keep to the classic hanging option. Picture frames are ideally suited for casually leaning. You could lean your artworks against a wall, placing them — side by side or overlapping — on a ledge, on the floor or even on a piece of furniture. A free arrangement of several pictures on a ledge has an added advantage: it enables you to easily exchange or recombine your artworks.  This allows your interior design to remain full of life, and open to additions and new favourites. Handcrafted in Germany, the tinystories frames are made of 12 mm solid wood and 2 mm float glass. The high-quality wooden frames are available in linden wood, oak, black and white colour options. The available sizes are: A4, 30 x 40 cm, 40 x 50 cm and 50 x 70 cm).

Give your favourite artworks the right settings and enjoy your very own local gallery! You can find more furnishing and decor inspiration in my online shop, on Instagram and Pinterest


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