Decor trends come and go but we will never stop hanging wall art. This blog is everything you should know to create stunning farmhouse gallery wall art for your home.
If you are interested in farmhouse design, you are definitely one of those people who love relaxing, comfortable feelings and would like to be surrounded by pretty rustic pieces. And that’s why we need an awesome gallery!
Farmhouse wall art brings classic beauty and it will never go out of style. There is no strict rule for your wall decor collection because it depends too much on your taste. However, designing a cool group of artworks is never easy, it may be messy and make you confused somehow. How can we pull our favorite artworks together and let them shine?
Today, in this blog, we will give you some inspiration for hanging gorgeous gallery wall hangings in your home. Consider these gentle suggestions to build beautiful, cohesive, and fit-right-to-your-room galleries. You can also check this blog to find TOP 20+ farmhouse canvases from our collection.
No matter if you have many large blank walls to decorate or just a small simple space, you can follow these tips and tricks to have the best farmhouse wall decor collection which can stop people and let them enjoy when they cross by.
Let’s jump right in!
1. Find the Right Place – The Best Farmhouse Gallery Wall Art
The larger the wall the better when you want to create an eye-catching farmhouse gallery. Common places to hang your pictures are in the entranceway, along the staircase, in the middle of the living room’s wall (above your sofa), or on the biggest wall in your dining room. Then measure your space to make sure that it will look clean, well-organized, and not so stuffy after you hang all the art you have.
However, you don’t need to live in a large farmhouse that has many blank walls to create your combination. The gallery wall is an absolutely ideal decorating method for a small modern farmhouse because it will not take up any space on your house floor. You are in love with farmhouse style so antique prints, vintage oil paintings, decorative pictures, and country canvases are all the perfect choices.
If you don’t have enough blank walls for a big collection, hang your art anywhere, above your bedroom headboard, around the windows or fireplace, or even around your kitchen cabinets.
Keep in mind that one of the biggest mistakes for homeowners when hanging wall art is that they put their pictures or prints near moisture and heat places such as above the dishwasher or beside the bathroom tubs. Your art will soon and easily be damaged.
2. Choose Your Style and Color Palette in Pinterest
After choosing the right places to show off your pictures, think about the feeling you want to create for those spaces. There are two main ways to design a gallery, the first is a grid or linear arrangement and the second is a salon, an eclectic group of images and objects.
Because the farmhouse-style decorating idea aims to create a warm, cozy, and inviting feeling for homeowners as well as the guests, the second option is more interesting. This style lets you choose anything you want for your walls no matter if it looks simple, elegant, or colorful and more stylish.
However, it is easy to get a messy wall if you are not careful when arranging random artworks. So we suggest that you should choose a color palette to make galleries become coherent. You just have to think about some colors you love for your collective items (3 is enough). And then try to organize everything following these colors. You can also add other colors, of course, but they have to be in the same tone as our main palette.
For example, on a farmhouse painted neutral wall, you can add some wall art with neutrals, blues, greens and hints of gold as well to amp up farmhouse charm. To learn more about color combinations in the farmhouse, you can read our latest blog here.
3. Mix It Up – The Best Farmhouse Gallery Wall Art
When starting to choose items, don’t feel like you have to stick to one type of frame. Mix it up! Matchy-matchy is a big NO in creating a perfect modern farmhouse.
Try mixing vertical and horizontal pieces. If your largest piece is vertical, place the small horizontal one next to it. You can also create some fun grids by putting 3 or 4 small pieces, which make it pulled together. A simple recipe to maintain balance for your wall is the proportion of 1 extra-large piece, 2 large pieces, 2 medium pieces, and 3 small ones. However, if your wall is not big enough, try 1-2-2 instead. Or if you are worried your gallery looks so chaotic, start from 3 artworks, and enlarge it later.
4. How Can I Arrange My Wall Art?
You already know how many artworks you should use for a wall in your home. However, “How can I hang my art” pops up in your mind and you realize the hard part is coming. Don’t worry! We have some tips:
Firstly, go big!
You can start from your biggest piece, and build others around it. This will be your jumping point before placing other pieces. One of the most important tips is to never put your biggest artwork at exactly the center of the group. Yeah, it should be placed in the middle, but not in the center, because it will be the most eye-catchy factor and you can not be attracted by the rest anymore.
Then you can put other large pieces diagonally from your biggest. Finally, just fill the blank space of the wall with other items to keep it balanced and you have done basically decorating your gallery.
Secondly, the distance!
A general rule of any collection is that you need to put each piece of art away from one another about 2 inches. In this way, you prevent your gallery from being so crowded and messy.
Thirdly, use the floor!
Once your artworks are ready, arrange them on the floor to see how the combination looks when grouped together. Measure the wall you intend to nail them on and consider if it is too small or too big. You have to compare the size of your galleries to the furniture nearby, such as the sofa or the cabinet.
Then, moving your pieces around to find the best combination between them. Before hanging them, to make sure, you can use butcher paper and tape to see the paper mock-up. When trying these mock-ups and feeling so confused about how it will be done, you can go to Pinterest or Shutterstock to take examples from gorgeous designs (or you can check it sooner!!!)
Finally, now you can use your hammer! (If your artworks already arrive ready to hang, you just need to choose the space and nail them easily).
5. Add Special Elements – The Best Farmhouse Gallery Wall Art
Who said that a group of wall decor only consists of artworks? The gallery wall will be more interesting if you mix a variety of artworks, from your family photos, drawings, canvases to souvenirs from your travels, pictures painted by your children, or even some greenery. Graphic art, watercolor art, typography, rustic frame mirrors, vintage cameras, clocks, and other decorative items are all possible to amp up farmhouse charm for your gallery. Feel free to create and add anything you adore for your wall. Everything can be art if you feel something amazing from it. You can read this blog to find some farmhouse decoration items for your dream home, especially your gallery wall art.
6. Take your time
Building a gallery is a journey, not a destination. So be patient and take your time, especially when you want to build a stunning art collection with farmhouse style. Don’t go to an online store and buy all the items you think are probably beautiful for your walls to speed up. Great things take time! Do you remember that in a farmhouse, matchy-matchy is a big no? So just slow down and start to collect the most suitable parts for your walls. Find joy in acquiring your finds!
What is the true beauty of a gallery? There is nothing that looks like to others. They are the thumbprints of your house. What you choose to hang in each room can really shout out loud who you are, what values your family treasures. Hanging an amazing gallery wall print is the best way not only to show off the beauty of your collected decor items but also to express your home’s traits. We hope that with our tips and advice, you can create your own amazing and stunning wall hangings collection which adds more charm to your dream home.
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