How to Curate an Eclectic Gallery Wall

Some things never go out of style. A well curated gallery wall is one of them. Artwork is such a universal decor tool which can instantly lift a blank wall and create a story to tell. The sheer variety within art gives you the ability to change the mood of a space simply by switching out a piece of art. One of the ways to arrange artwork on your walls is by creating a gallery wall, or arranging a grouping of artwork in an aesthetically pleasing way.

My style lately, has been gravitating towards a more eclectic style gallery wall which I just curated for my entryway nook. It started off with two key works that I got custom framed from Art to Frames which made the rest of the look easy to piece together. Prior to this, I had never experienced an online framing service and now that I have, I think I’m not going back to my local framer! I used to spend way too much on custom framing and it took more than 2 weeks to get my artwork back. With Art to Frames, I was able to order my custom frames while sitting at my computer desk, and they were also able to print my artwork for me! I had purchased prints online from Juniper Print Shop and it was as simple as uploading the images and selecting what kind of paper I wanted them printed on. I chose the Gold Bamboo frame for my prints, with a 2.5″ mat in Chantilly. My frames arrived in about 10 days, ready to be hung!

Once I had my two main pieces ready, I got all my other picture frames and canvas art together. Over the years I have collected a variety of art, some my own work, some purchased from thrift stores or Facebook Marketplace. It’s important to mix old and new, modern and vintage pieces for an eclectic look. I’ve had great luck finding real oil paintings on Facebook Marketplace and urge you all to go hunting as well! Another even better option is to find FREE printables online like here on Oh So Lovely. You can mix up textures by adding in a woven basket to the arrangement like I did on this gallery wall. Next, I arranged all my pieces on the floor in front of the nook to see what arrangement looked best.

It’s always a good idea to vary colors and frame selections within the gallery wall to make it look uniform and well thought out as opposed to putting all the blue toned paintings together and the canvas pieces as one group. Make sure you’re mixing all elements (color, texture, frame) together to prevent this from happening. Once you’re happy with the layout start installing your artwork. I hope you enjoyed these tips for installing your own curated eclectic gallery wall! Tag me in your photos if you do one in your home so I can see and re-share <3

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