If you are type A like me, you might be looking at this gallery wall and thinking WHOA. I really dig this eclectic gallery wall (this is my SIL’s home), but after almost 15 years of owning a home and making many MANY design mistakes, I know that just because I appreciate the design choices in someone’s home doesn’t mean I can do it exactly the same way in my own home. So even though I love this gallery wall, I know I can’t replicate it without losing my mind. I need a gallery wall that appeals to my sense of order and structure – just like any Type A girl would, right?
So here are some ideas for how to curate a gallery wall when you are Type A:
- Stick with a theme: One way to create cohesion in your gallery wall is to stick with one theme. You notice here the theme is floral, so even though the artwork runs the gamut, the common floral theme ties it all together. For my gallery wall, I’m working on a theme of lines and patterns.
- Choose a color scheme: Another way to curate your gallery wall is to choose a color scheme. For example, if you did a floral gallery wall like this one, you could choose colors you find in your home already, maybe 2-3 colors.
- Choose similar frames: The type A girl in me struggles to mix circles and squares together on the wall. My advice: for your first gallery wall, keep it simple. Choose frames that are all the same color and/or the same thickness, or only choose rectangles to feature your art.
Now go forth and design that gallery wall!