5 TIPS TO MASTER THE PERFECT GALLERY WALL | DECO
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 […]

5 TIPS FOR MASTERING THE PERFECT GALLERY WALL

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!

1. CHOOSE THE THEME OF THE GALLERY WISELY

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.

In my office space, The Vip Excellence career center, I chose the theme according to what motivates me and inspires me the most and that is the color green. I chose loose banana leaves for the Boutique Lounge space and abstract green waves with gold detailing for my private office - all provided by my favorite Desenio.
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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.

Has my Career center, where I used a blue wall to highlight the history of aviation fashion from 1960 to today, I chose to 'spread' the frames all over the wall, simply because that wall gave me already the marking form.
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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.

The collage of paper you currently have on your wall will show you the adjustments you need to make. In the case of side-by-side frames, be sure to measure the location of the hanger on each frame beforehand and create an accuracy mark.

5. HAMMER NAILS IN THE WALL

Start hammering nails into the wall, using the marking you made in step 4. Check the distances again, remove the paper and start hanging your pieces!

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Posters & Frames in collaboration with Desenio


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