Drawdeck & Emilie Jacob's Guide To Creating Gallery Walls
How to create a gallery wall
(Step-by-step guide by Emilie Jacob of Stella & the stars)
In case you’ve missed it...
We’ve paired up with Emilie Jacob from Stella and the Stars, and together, we’ve created a three-part series of video guides to help you create your own gallery wall.
To get started, she walked us through the expert tips and tricks she’s developed over the years when it comes to choosing art and hanging frames!
Let's dive in, shall we?
Choose a statement piece that reflects your style
Start by choosing art for your main piece, as this will be the focal point of attention and build around it. You practice your design skills by switching artworks around on photoshop or by using a photo editor tool.
How to choose the right frame & mount for your art prints
Once you're happy with your art selection mock-up, the next thing to consider is FRAMES!
We recommend wooden frames if you're going for the classic understated look. In contrast, the aluminium frames give an edgy look to your gallery wall.
Let's move on to the mount option.
For those who haven't heard of this term before, the mount is the white border added all around the artwork to give it a breathing space when looked at. This is especially helpful with detailed, patterned artworks.
The no-mount option will suit well for artworks with a neutral or white background option.
The final bit to creating a gallery wall is to measure, measure, measure, and we can’t say this enough.
No gallery wall of art is beautifully done without first measuring the space on the wall and then measuring each frame size. As a rule of thumb, we would advise leaving 5 to 7 cm buffer space between each frame to give it that look of cohesiveness.
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT...
Your first ever gallery wall!
(but we hope certainly not your last!)
Trust us when we say the whole process is totally worth it, and remember your gallery wall does not have to be perfect, but if you need some help along the way, just drop us an email at email@example.com or follow the tutorials on our Instagram feed.