Top Tips on Turning Your Kids Art into a Sensational Gallery Wall. If you’ve got little artists at home, you may have run out of space on the fridge! Never fear, we’ve connected with Marion Sailhen, head curator at SINGULART, an online art gallery to share her top tips on on creating a gallery wall in your home, which is is simply a wall decorated with works of art – usually a cluster of many pieces at once, so you can proudly display your children’s paintings, drawings and even their own photography while keeping your home looking stylish!
Gallery Wall Top Tips
Arguably the best part about making a gallery wall in your home is that… it’s your home! This means your priority should be ensuring your imagination and inspirations are at the forefront of your design choices, not necessarily what you’ve seen in an IKEA catalog.
Embrace the eclectic
Don’t be afraid to mix up your artwork with a wide range of genres and styles – think portraits next to landscapes, next to still life works. You can also create quirky combinations with different techniques, such as placing a painting next to a drawing, or perhaps below a striking wall sculpture.
Next, include a variety of sizes and shapes: big and small, square, and round… this will provide your gallery wall with movement and energy. For Sailhen, too much symmetry takes away from the potential dynamism of a gallery wall.
Make it personal
One smart option for a gallery wall is to center it around a specific theme. This provides the perfect opportunity to infuse your home decor with personal memories and interests. Consider creating your own art wall with beautiful photographs of your travels, or even items you collected during your trip. You could even compose a family tree-style gallery wall, with photographs from past and present or a colorful drawing your child made at school.
Focus on order
Now that you’ve found yourself with a lot of different styles, it’s important to ensure you find coherency among them rather than confusion. Sailhen typically starts with sketches of how her gallery wall could come together, before placing all the works on the floor. This sparks a fun game of Tetris, moving pieces around until she finds harmony between color, shape and style arrangements. When she’s satisfied with her gallery, she takes a photo so as not to forget everything once the works hit the wall.
Find the right place
This step could come at the beginning or end—depending on where your inspiration lies—but finding the right location for your gallery wall is certainly important. Aligning with this article’s general theme, the choice of location is very personal. Sailhen has seen gallery walls above sofas in living rooms, above beds in bedrooms, even impressive gallery walls in bathrooms!
Founded in 2017 in Paris by the trio Vera Kempf, Brice Lecompte and Denis Foyolle, SINGULART has become one of the leading contemporary online art galleries worldwide and 2 million visitors per month and around 1,600 artworks that make their way to collectors every month. SINGLUART’S brand purpose is to empower artists and inspire art enthusiasts to curate their lives with art. It is the platform’s aim to enable artists to focus solely on creating art, whilst art lovers can explore a wide range of artists to fall in love with. On SINGULART one will find an incomparable selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other works of art over 10,000 creatives.
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