Painting a gallery wall is an easy way to make your home look stylish and modern. It’s also the perfect way to add personality and energy to a room. Whether you’re just starting out in the world of art, or have been painting for years–or even both–this post will walk you through everything from picking a focal point (and matching it with art) to creating color palettes that work well together.
Pick a focal point.
The first step in creating your gallery wall is to pick a focal point. This piece should be different from all the others, but still relevant to the theme of your room. The best way to do this is by finding something that’s unique and interesting—that way you won’t feel like you’re just throwing random objects together on the wall (which would be fine if it was just something fun).
You can also look at what other people have done with their walls as inspiration for what kind of pieces might work best for yours! If someone else has used a particular style or item in their gallery wall, try incorporating some of these elements into yours too!
Look for art that complements your decor.
When you’re choosing art for your gallery wall, consider the room it will be in. Is there an element or theme that runs through the design of your home? If so, look for art that complements it. Look for art that is unique and doesn’t match other pieces in the room (unless it’s intentional). If you like modern paintings of houses and landscapes with nature scenes, then go ahead and get a poster or two from this style. But if not, don’t get one!
Also think about how much effort it takes to hang each piece on its own hook—is it worth spending time on something less than perfect just because others have done so before? If not, why would anyone else care about hanging up your “unimportant” piece anyway?
Choose a color palette for your gallery wall.
The first step to creating a gallery wall is choosing a color palette. This can be the most difficult part of the process, because you want to choose colors that are in keeping with the rest of your home and don’t clash with other elements. For example, if you have dark furniture pieces, darker wall paint is probably not going to work for you; instead, try lighter shades like cream or white.
It’s also important not to go too bright or too dark—you want something that’s easy on the eyes but still has some life (and vibrancy) behind it! If this feels too intimidating at first glance then try starting off by choosing one color from each category above: warm neutrals (sandstone), cool neutrals (charcoal grey), light neutrals (light blue) and dark/warm neutrals (dark brown).
Get creative with your frames.
If you don’t want to spend money on frames, there are plenty of ways to get creative with your own. You can use different sizes and materials for the frame itself. For example, if you have a large piece of art that’s too big for a standard picture frame, make sure it’s square or rectangular in shape so that it fits snugly into an 18×24″ mat. Or if it’s smaller than this size (or even bigger), try using metal mesh instead of wood as the support system—it’ll look great without adding any weight!
The best part about making up your own gallery wall is that there’s no wrong way! Try using different colors and patterns in different styles: maybe try using all black frames but then altering them so they’re painted gold (or maybe add some metallic flecks). Experimentation keeps things interesting while also keeping things simple; after all, who doesn’t love seeing something new every time?
Painting a Gallery Wall can be both fun and inspiring!
Painting a gallery wall in your home can be both fun and inspiring! You can decorate the walls of your living room or bedroom with artworks, or you could display photos of loved ones or friends. There are many different ways to use this space, but one thing is for sure: it’s easy to do!
If you want to create a gallery wall in your home, start by finding some blank spaces on the wall that are large enough for the pieces that you’d like to hang up (or if they’re more small than large, consider framing them). Next, find an empty frame at Michaels or Hobby Lobby—you’ll probably have plenty available since most frames come ready-made with pre-cut pieces already cut out of plywood. Then grab some paint from Home Depot/Lowes/Walmart/Kohls etc… You’ll need two colors: one lighter than another color already used throughout part of house (i say somewhere between white light gray blue green whatever color scheme suits best) so that when mixed together they will still appear neutral instead muddy looking like mud got into mix somehow…
We hope you feel inspired to try your hand at some of these tips. A gallery wall is a great way to add personality and style to any space in your home; it’s also a great way to get creative with your decorating! Painting an entire wall with one color palette can be intimidating, but with these ideas and tricks, you can be sure that painting one big canvas will have you feeling like a pro by the end.