Ask The Expert: How To Create A Gallery Wall
Interior designer Alina Wolhardt shares five pro tips.
Gallery walls can be an effective way to add color and personality to a space while also highlighting some of your favorite things. Here, interior designer Alina Wolhardt—of Boston-based Wolf in Sheep Design—shares five tips for creating one all your own.
CHOOSE A FOCAL POINT
“Pick the main focal piece and build around it. In many cases, it’s more effective to pick one of the larger [items].”
ESTABLISH A THEME
“It’s definitely nice to have a mix, but having a theme helps. It could be a common color that all the pieces have, or mismatched frames.”
ADD 3-D ELEMENTS
“Not all artwork needs to be a printed piece or painting. [Try] adding a wall sculpture, a clock, or something that can bring more diversity, such as a wall plant.”
FOLLOW YOUR GUT
“At the end of the day, it’s your wall and you should have pieces that you love!”
“Think of your gallery wall as fluid: You can always change your pieces, add as you go, and move things around. Don’t be scared to make a mistake. It’s just a small nail hole that can always be patched up.”