Art Display - Gallery Wall Ideas And How To Get Started

While some trends and ideas are updated to the top of this page so are tips and tricks on where to start, measuring and more at the end of this page. 


Minimal Concrete And Twine Magazine Wall Display or Book Holder Diy

Minimal Concrete And Twine Magazine Or Book Holder DIY by PASiNGA

 

Materials:
Concrete Pendants - available here

Backer twine or ribbon - monochrome options are available here and in craft or stationery shops

A modern concrete and backer twine magazine wall display diy

Well I know, we are not all cube fans, so here we go - the cylinder alternative. I don't know why but I felt this would be ideal for a kitchen or crafters corner. You know, it could keep the page of the next recipe to try or the one inspirational page.

DIY Concrete and Twine Magazine Or Book Holder by PASiNGA

For more inspiration

- all geometric concrete pendants -

 

Oh look what I've got for you! 

If you are a bit like me you like things being organised but love magazines and books too. I mean they are everywhere and I often feel inspired by books or magazines. So I decided to mix things up and found that this concrete & twine book / magazine wall display changed the feel of the room instantly. 

Magazine or book wall display concrete and twine diy by PASiNGA

 

This DIY is so easy that I am going to keep the 'how to' very short. Take your favourite twine or ribbon, maybe even think of the colours of the room, the magazines or books and cut the ribbon to desired length.

As you can see above I used varying lengths and the same length on the left. I felt that for books of the same size a varying length is best while for magazines the same length of ribbon looked perfect. Take the chosen concrete pendants as weight and stop for the book / magazine and thread it up. Make a knot with the twine ends, tadahh!  

A modern concrete and backer twine book wall display diy

DIY Concrete And Twine Magazine Or Book Wall Display by PASiNGA

Just a quick note in regards to the wall hook/s to use. Well, I used concrete wall hooks, which I made myself of course since I wanted something of an artistic statement, but a silver, black or copper nail will provide an even simpler look. Picture pins will also do the trick, especially if you are using the holder to display, your notebooks and journals, Christmas cards or photographs. 


Mmh... what else, nope, I think that's it. The only open question on my mind is, where are you going to hang yours?!. 
Antje


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Black Walls Create A Wonderful Background For Home Art Walls

 

 

Loving the contrast and how easily eye-catching highlights are being created. I think it doesn't matter which style of artwork you add, it always looks elegant, calm and sophisticated.  Personally I am preferring a chalkboard or dark blue black but I am not decided yet. Anyways, just daydreaming of a new studio / workshop space to display my work in different ways. 

 

Inspirational day, 

Antje xx

Black Walls For Art by PASiNGA
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Timeless Monochrome Art Walls - they have an impressive calmness around them

Monochrome Art Wall Inspiration, image via Pinterest
Monochrome Art Wall Inspiration, image via Pinterest
Monochrome Art Wall Inspiration, image via Pinterest
Monochrome Art Wall Inspiration, image via Pinterest


Contemporary and inviting, aren't they?!

Loving all these display variations from being playful with the theme, the art or with the frames.

 

Images found via Pinterest and linked back. Enjoy



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Picture Rail - Easy Diy Ideas

Picture Rail, Wall Hanging DIY by Kelli Murray

I love the idea above and the mix of photographs and fabric wall hangings and it's so easy to do. Click here and find this lovely DIY in its wonderful detail by Kelly Murray!

Since a bit of copper and brass is on trend and a bit of bling can't be wrong - have a look at this glorious Diy below by the 'Little Green Notebook'!

Picture Rail DIY by Little Green Notebook
Picture Rail DIY by Little Green Notebook


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Artworks Take Centre Stage Without A Frame

Gallery Wall Inspiration, Image via Pinterest
The cutest idea, isn't it and it doesn't need a lot of space! Image via Pinterest
Geometric is trend and this display is a absolutely hitting it - Galler Wall DIY via thecaldwellproject.com
Geometric is trend and this display is a absolutely hitting it - Galler Wall DIY via thecaldwellproject.com

Or You could show you attitude with a little help of hangers and pimped clipboards ...

Gallery Wall Inspiration, Image via Pinterest
Gallery Wall Inspiration, Image via Pinterest
Gallery Wall Inspiration, Image via Pinterest
Surprising and Simple - Washi Tape, Copper and Foil Tape here I come | Image via Pinterest

MORE TAPE iDEAS ARE COMING UP ...

Gallery Wall Inspiration, Image via Pinterest
Gallery Wall Inspiration, Image via Pinterest

I hope you found something which takes your fancy if not why not check the more traditional Gallery Wall Ideas here. What's your gallery wall going to look like?

Thanks for stopping by - it's always a pleasure to have you.

 



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Fresh Gallery Wall Ideas

Gallery Wall Inspiration, collected by PASiNGA
mix it up | image via Pinterest
Gallery Wall Inspiration Box Frames, collected by PASiNGA
box frames hang without spaces || image via Pinterest

Gallery Wall Inspiration, collected by PASiNGA
integrate other objects | image via Pinterest
Gallery Wall Inspiration, collected by PASiNGA
Wonderful DIY project with IKEA Ribba Frames | by hearttreehome.com

 

It looks like as if the trend of minimal black and white is going to be continued in 2015. However an integration of neutral colors like wood and/ or red metals like rose gold or copper is taking place. Furthermore the unusual framing object is catching my eye more often.

Antje



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Home Gallery Wall With Style

Getting started with creating a stunning gallery or art wall is not as hard as it may look. It all starts with organising your collected works of art, family photos, wall hangings, maybe Air Plants, keys or mirrors.

Now choose the wall for your collection. It doesn't matter if you have already enough art works to fill it completely or just the beginning and wish to let the display grow over time, the process is the same.

First you could consider cutting out templates of the frame sizes of your works and pieces. They can be taped directly to the wall and you could use them to mark the spots for the nails or frame hooks. But don't forget to play a bit with them, take a picture of every combination you like. Choose the one you like the most and measure it for your final arrangement. 

Gallery wall arrangement with templates by PASiNGA blog
Here is another example for the template method, click for the source, enjoy!


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Creative ideas to display your family photos on your wall with style

creative ideas to display your family photos on your wall with style
via the 'Solid frog'
creative ideas to display your family photos on your wall with style
via 'Poppytalk'

I am now a proud aunti to 4 lovely boys and one baby girl so it was time to check for some fun, fresh and creative ideas on how to display family photos. Well to make it short, I thought you might wanne have a look too.
Enjoy
x

 


Each idea is linked to their source and even more inspiration.


creative ideas to display your family photos on your wall with style
via 'designcrushblog'
creative ideas to display your family photos on your wall with style
via 'Pinterest'


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After all this inspiration on how things could look here are some tips and tricks on where to start to create your own wall of art and treasures.

GETTiNG STARTED

The best way to get started is to choose a formation you like - make some paper cut outs and give it a try ...

image of how to bring a wall art collection together
Teamwork is best, image via Pinterest
image of art collection, family photographs and more als wall art display
Love the names of those - please click the image to see source

Gallery walls enhance your home’s character, make an incredible visual impact + add personal flair. Whether you arrange a small photo grouping or dedicate an entire room to a favorite collection, I'll give you Tips + Tricks as well as some inspiration you need to make your vision a reality.

...making a few, simple preparations > a hammer, some masking tape, a carpenter’s level and a tape measure are useful tools to have. Think too, about how to suspend your art. Different wall materials need different hooks and nails.

WHAT + WHERE


Decide what you want to showcase + where.

You should choose a place without direct sunlight as the sunlight will harm any art print or painting.

Photos, art, unique frames, eclectic objects or a mix?
When you decide what you wish to showcase please keep in mind that every object where you place an artwork in, like frames and framing materials, need to be acid free and therefore archival framing and mounting products. 


more gallery wall goodness exsamples of how to display art
a few more ideas - click for source
more gallery wall goodness exsamples of how to display art
more more more - click for source

1. Besides from cutting out paper you could also get start by laying the pictures on the floor at the foot of the wall where they are going to be placed. Group them in different ways to find the best solution. Now find a vantage point, you could step on a stepladder this way you can get a good idea of the overall effect.

 

2. You should determine the right height. Keep in mind it is better to concentrate on the distance from the floor rather than ceiling. The rule of thumb is that the middle of the picture should be at eye-level.

Now try to find straight lines along the walls. There’s a difference between a staircase, a narrow hall and a large living room.

 

3. The more traditional way to hang photographs is to line up all the bottom or top edges of the photograph frames. You may find a natural line in the room to base this alternative on.

Don’t base your layout on a window frame or door frame, because this could create a rather stiff impression and tends to distract from the motifs.

how to hang art work a how to guide by PASiNGA

4. A simplified version of the ‘golden section principle’ is to measure out an imaginary line on the wall approx. 140 cm above floor level. Divide the height of your picture into eight and place it so that 5/8ths hang above this line. If you think that 140cm is too low, or if the room has a very high ceiling, you can raise the line a little.


5. If you have many different sizes of photos, group them together for an attractive collage impression. If they are all very small it could be great to hang them very close to one another. The rule of thumb is the larger they are, the more space they generally need between them and always create a uniform shape with the outer edges of the collage.


6. If you have lots of photographs or like to change motifs frequently, an art shelf can be your smart solution. By overlapping the frames on the shelf you can add even more life and depth to your favorite motifs.

 

 

Spotlights or special photograph/picture lighting can add extra life and depth to pictures. Halogen lamps reproduce the colors of the motif most faithfully.

But if you choose halogen lamps, make sure they are fitted with protective glass screen. Direct light from a halogen bulb can otherwise bleach the colors. Remember not to hang pictures and photos in direct sunlight or directly above a radiator.