You might think that creating an art wall is intimidating and hard, but it’s not. All you need is preparations, a few tools and our simple step-by-step guide.
What is an art wall?
It is a great way of displaying your art, style and way of life in a dynamic and different way. It can be designed to fit into any space of your home and it adds a focal point to your room.
However, there is a twist to picking art that cohesively creates one visual piece. You may pick your artwork very carefully and have many favorites, but they do not necessarily fit together. You need to consider the art, frames and how and where to hang them. So, we suggest that before you start hammering, that you read through our step-by-step guide.
Meet out step-by-step guide:
1. Research research research
This may be the most important step of all. Figuring out your style and theme for your art wall and deciding your initial layout. Gathering information and inspiration is a vital step to design your art wall.
How to start? Start by brainstorming color palettes and a theme. Deciding whether you want a touch of color or a neutral environment. Themes, colors and different styles can be mixed without end, but keeping one coherent element will help your art wall blend together perfectly.
When assembling your information make sure to consider different styles of art and sizes. Mixing them together can create a completely new dynamic.
We recommend that you play around with different layouts and consider if you want the frames to be aligned or hung in an asymmetrical way. Don’t forget to measure the spacing between the art prints.
How to start? Knowing the size of your wall is a great place to start. Measure how much space you want your art wall to be. If you apply empty frames with paint tape onto your wall, you can get a better visual understanding of how your artwork will look.
Remember to take the distance between each artwork into account. It is vital because it helps the art breathe and stand out separately as well as being part of a whole. We recommend between 3 - 10 cm to ensure the overall look, but at the end, it is down to personal taste.
Once you decide on your layout, take a picture and save it for later reference.
It’s time to buy your selections of your art prints. It's very important to remember that the choice of frame is just as important as choosing the art.
At this point, you should have an idea of how many prints there will be in your art wall, as well as the sizes, frames and overall look. Now you may start by shopping for just the right prints.
At The Printing Society, we want to make it easy and enjoyable for you to assemble your art wall. This is the reason why we offer a free framing service when you buy one of our frames with the chosen print.
4.Hang up your art wall
We recommend laying your framed pieces on the floor for one final peek. Now hang up your art and remember not to hang too high.
How to start? Lay down your framed art on the floor in the layout you have decided and carefully planned. It’s important to decide the center of your wall, we recommend that it should be approximately 1.5 m form the floor. This is because it represents the average of the human eye and is often used in galleries and museums. This will create a sense of balance in your home.
Now we arrive at the final step, hang your well-planned, perfectly measured, and beautifully matched art wall.
If you haven't bought any art yet or want to find out more about our prints explore our collection.