Our CR styling team give their tips on how to style frames and inspire you to create your very own gallery wall. It’s the perfect easy update to a living space, or clever way to make a statement in an otherwise quiet area of the home.
PICK A COLOUR PALETTE
When choosing your frames think about your overall colour palette. Here, we’ve focused on monochrome with a touch of timber to soften the look. It’s about mixing textures, too. When choosing your frames, not only should they complement your artwork, but they should also blend in with the furniture in the room. Our black and white frames here work perfectly with the marble top side board and seem to enhance the highlight pops of metallic gold and greenery about the space.
CHOOSING YOUR ARTWORK
When prints and frames are arranged on a wall they become their own collection of artwork and there is a lot of fun to be had in being creative and styling them in your own personal way. Here, our styling team have mixed frame sizes and more detailed works alongside minimal graphic prints for a balance in both shape and detail. There are no rules, you can stick to one theme like these graphic prints and text, or mix mediums like painted and photographic landscapes with prints. However, remaining in the same colour palette is important. After a few months you could switch artworks around, even the smallest change will influence the final result and will feel like a whole new look.
Don’t rush into styling your gallery wall – our tip is to trace the size and shape of your frames onto paper and temporarily tape these to your wall to gain a better understanding of shape and size. Move these around until you’re happy with the balance. As a starting point hang your centre hero art pieces at eye level. We like going really high up the wall and even very low, or even resting some frames up against the wall. It’s not about entirely covering a wall, or being perfectly aligned, but there needs to be a balance of shapes and sizes – you will know because it will appeal to the eye.
For more handy tips on how to hang click here.