If you’re looking to spice up your home decor but don’t have room for a new piece of furniture, a gallery wall is a great way to elevate any blank space without taking up any square footage. Create something uniquely you when you mix and match touching memories with beloved art pieces, and get creative with textures. Keep reading for some of our favorite tips for creating a stunning gallery wall with metal prints!
Before you start hanging anything, measure the wall and create a rough layout of the frames to get an idea of how the wall will look. Consider how much wall space you have available and the size of prints you’ll want. Will you create a grid full of the same-sized prints, or mix and match a variety of sizes to give it a more abstract feel? Create a mockup with sheets of paper and a ruler so you can be sure to get the right sized prints for your dream gallery wall.
Choose a Theme
A gallery wall looks cohesive and polished when all of the frames share a common theme. You could choose a color scheme, subject matter, or style. Perhaps all of your prints will be black and white, or oversaturated and vibrant. If you can’t settle on one theme, you can create two separate gallery walls, one full of family memories and one full of funky art prints. Your theme could even be that there is no theme, and lean into an organized chaos!
Mix and Match Finishes
Don't be afraid to mix and match different types of print finishes to create visual interest. Metal prints add a brilliant shine that is sure to make your gallery wall pop. Make them stand out even more when you mix and match different finishes: Combine glossy prints with matte prints to increase that wow-factor and add dimension to your gallery wall. Not only will these mixed finishes add intrigue, but they’ll contribute to the unique feel of your gallery wall.
Consider Mounting Your Photos
Deciding ahead of time how you’ll mount your photos to the wall is a great way to avoid a headache when the time comes to put it all together. When you order metal prints from Aluminyze, you can choose from a variety of mounts that’ll be pre-installed on your print. Alternatively, picture hanging strips are a phenomenal renter-friendly way to hang frames without damaging the wall. They're easy to use and allow you to rearrange the frames without leaving any holes.
Have Fun With It
A gallery wall is a personal expression of your style and interests, so don't be afraid to have fun and be creative with it! We can give you as many tips as you’d like, but at the end of the day, there are no rules here. Create something that is uniquely you and compliments your style – after all, you’ll be looking at it every day!