How to create a picture gallery
A gallery wall is the perfect way to showcase your photos, prints, your own artwork and that of your children.
Transform a blank wall, create a focal point or simply show off your child’s artistic abilities! Whatever you want to do, creating a picture gallery does not have to take hours to curate. In fact, there are just a few simple tips that will give you a fabulous wall with very little effort at all...
Choose the right gallery frames
Whether you are going for a bold statement gallery wall or simply adding a few of your favourite photos, choosing the right frames is key. For a fun eclectic look, you can mix frame colours, sizes and angles. If you want a more uniform look, try keeping the frame colour the same and experiment with the layout and angles. The great thing about the My little Davinci frames is that you can hang them vertically or horizontally – oh, and don’t worry about getting the art wrong, simply hang and open the easy to access frames to swap things out until you get the look you want.
Choose the right wall for your picture gallery
When choosing the right wall for you picture gallery there are a few things to consider. A totally blank wall is often best, as well as walls that make a good focal point. Try using the wall behind the sofa, above the bed or up the stairs to draw the eye to where your favourite furniture is.
Keep the frames equally spaced
Keeping your frames equally spaced will give a much more cohesive look. We would suggest a distance of between 2-5 inches. That said, the perfect amount of space will depend on the look you are trying to achieve. No matter the size of the frame or the style of the art, keeping the spacing consistent will give you a much better finish.
Group your frames in a geometric shape
This is not a hard and fast rule, but grouping your frames into a larger geometric shape like a square or rectangle (when hanging frames in even numbers) will make your gallery appear more uniform - this works well to bring a bit of order, especially when you are choosing art at random and not using a particular theme.
Showcase what you love
Don't be afraid to mix your favourite Van Gogh print with a drawing done by your 6 your old. Or a photo of your aunt Edna next to one of the Eiffel tower! There really are no rules when it comes to art. Simply showcase what you love and it will all make sense - if not to anyone else, then at least to you!