When it comes to decorating for the home or office, gallery walls could easily become a puzzle. Choosing the subject wisely, selecting the frames, keeping the right distance between them and leaving the hammer to the side until the very last step, are the success factors in mastering a Gallery wall.
I love gallery walls because they can easily turn a simple, boring wall into a “canvas” of great interest. How easy is it to make it perfect? Not really. But I have a lot of background and experience in the art of hanging in my home and in my office, so I'm here to share my tips on how to master it yourself!
Let's start with the basics: the subject. It is very important to choose the work of art that will adorn your wall based not only on your color or pattern preferences, but also on the general balance of your space. A Gallery wall looks beautiful when properly linked to the aesthetics of the space. Choose the theme carefully, let it be something interesting, something that might calm your senses, or something that triggers your emotions. Depending on the space, choose the theme accordingly.
I am personally in love with printed plants because it is like telling me a story every time I look at them. This theme brings balance to my space, it activates my senses, it makes me relive nature.
2. CHOOSE FRAMES OF DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES
You can choose all the frames to be exactly the same, you can make a selection of different frames based on the materials, or you can make a complete mix of sizes, shapes and materials. Nothing's right, unless it reflects your mood and aesthetic. A nice mix would be a wall of mixed shapes and sizes, so that to have diversity.
When it comes to office decor, you can choose mixed diversity or total similarity, depending on the character of the space. In my office, I did both. I chose exclusively gold frames for all themes, but in different sizes. I consider ultra premium gold frames and think it's a great way to showcase each theme perfectly.
3. DISPLAY IT ON THE GROUND
Don't even think about using the hammer, until you lay all the frames on the ground to see what they look like side by side. Leave about two centimeters each and start working on the composition, FIRST ON THE GROUND, creating a rudimentary rectangle or square or even a diamond or pyramid-shaped layout. A free composition is also a great option, depending on the concept you're working on.
The key to planning gallery walls is balance. Start with your larger pieces as an anchor, then build the rest around them.
4. USE PAPER TO DISPLAY IT ON THE WALL
To avoid unnecessary holes in the wall, you must first plot the display in paper templates. In this step, you have cut thin pieces of paper in order to trace each image you plan to hang, then cut to create the patterns. Check the eye level factor here, use your eyes to check if the whole screen or a single image should move up or down, and feel free to move the models around until you come across the exact training.
5. HAMMER NAILS IN THE WALL
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The best time to visit Italy are the months of May, June, and September. Compared to the peak summer months of July and August, these months offer more comfortable temperatures and there are fewer crowds ( except around Easter ). The country experiences four classic seasons per year, although there is a marked difference between the wetter, cooler North and the drier, warmer South. The rainiest months pretty much everywhere are usually October and November.
Fall ( September – November ) : temperatures cool down gradually, although September is usually still very pleasant. Expect crisp fall leaves and some sunnier days, but plan for wet weather too. Fall carries many of the same benefits as spring, but with slightly less predictable weather.
Winter : temperatures in the South remain mild in winter, while Northern Italy is normally wet and cold. Winter in the Italian Alps is fantastic though for skiing and snowboarding, but the ski resorts do get crowded so book early.
Travelers wishing to visit Italy can use a bus, train, plane, or boat to get there. Most tourists arrive by plane though, often landing in Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, the country’s busiest airport. This is the preferred point of entry in Italy when you want to visit Rome, or saut the entire country. Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Rome.
Although Rome is the main getaway for most visitors to Italy, it’s often easier and cheaper to fly directly to/from one of the country’s other airports. It can also save you a lot of time to book a multi-city ticket, hereby arriving in one airport and leaving from another ( for example fly in Milan in the north and fly out Naples in the south ). The following airports are of interest for most tourist itineraries :
Milan Malpenza Airport ( north ) is the largest international airport in the Milan metropolitan area in northern Italy ( and also the main getaway to the Italian Lakes ). Click here for a continuously updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Milan.
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