“Gallery walls are a great way to display an art collection while also creating a beautiful focal point for your space,” said Dara Segal, founder and CEO of Simply Framed.
“When you can use your whole wall as a blank canvas, it allows you to unleash your treasure trove of art, prints, posters, keepsakes, and more into your daily life,” says Dara.
Gallery walls let you display all your art in one place. Picture: Adairs
They are also extremely useful when you have small pieces of art. “Small pieces can often be disregarded on their own, but when grouped together on a wall, these pieces garner much more attention,” said Phillip Thomas, founder and principal of Phillip Thomas Inc. in New York City.
To make your gallery wall a work of art in itself, follow these tips from the pros.
Keep an eye on cohesion
The expert: Anna Batchelor, designer, London Design Group, London
“Cohesion in a gallery wall can enhance the flow of a room. This can be achieved by keeping a degree of consistency between the works and choosing pieces that reflect a range of colours and tones used throughout the home.
Keeping some cohesion in your pieces will enhance the flow of the room. Picture: United Interiors
“Depending on the look you’re trying to achieve, you might use identical frames and styles of art with subtle yet interesting differences, or include the same inset borders to add an additional element of interest. Paying attention to these kinds of details, like the colour, size, and thickness of the frames, can help pull everything together.”