An elegant and original solution to decorate the walls of your home with prints and works of art? The Gallery Wall is ideal.
Are you looking for an elegant and original solution to decorate the walls of your home with prints and works of art? The Gallery Wall is ideal.
The Gallery Wall as a criterion for furnishing home walls
The main idea of the Gallery Wall is that of the cluster (from the English “group” or “bunch”) and consists of an arrangement of prints or paintings that breaks the classic rules to which we are accustomed, creating real compositions on the walls . In other words, instead of considering only the center of the empty wall as an exhibition space, and aligning the works according to a geometric arrangement that takes the baseline or the center as a reference, we consider the entire surface of the wall as one set-up space, deciding a constant alignment or a rhythmic arrangement.
A noble example in the artistic field can be found in the cluster wall dedicated to Mamma Andersson from the London art gallery Stephen Friedman at the Armory Show of 2019, where some typical elements of the Swedish artist are repeated in a composition of small formats that do not it follows a single visual line, but an asynchronous rhythm of ascent and descent.
The rules for a state-of-the-art Gallery Wall
The home Gallery Wall may include elements of different sizes and orientations, but the most elegant and harmonious effects are obtained by choosing a criterion of uniformity, for example works of the same size but of different orientation (vertical and horizontal), combined in a block uniformed by the same type of frame.
Or you can decide a regular and rhythmic pattern that is repeated for the entire wall, for example of the works all in vertical format (or all horizontal) arranged from ceiling to floor in homogeneous groups of 3, 4 or 10, but in a uniform way.
A more creative solution can be to fill a predefined space starting from a central work that acts as a fulcrum for color, technique or subject and then proceeding in a “radial” pattern, that is, moving away from it on a regular basis until all the others are arranged.
Sometimes you can decide to combine paintings and posters with other art objects or common objects.
The important thing is to choose only one wall, which acts as the visual center of the room and catalyzes the attention of every observer who crosses the threshold.
The balance is given by the alternation of the fullness of the Gallery Wall and the emptiness of the other perimeter surfaces of the room: decorating the walls of the house with elegance means directing attention while maintaining order and cleanliness of the vision, but above all escaping any possible confusion visual.