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How to make a dark luxe gallery wall


by Jess McCulloch

A gallery wall is a fun and affordable way to transform your space with art and accents you love. The talented interior stylist and decor influencer Nadia @artynads gives you her winning tips on how to create an amazing gallery wall. Plus, scroll down to discover her exclusive dark feature wall collection.

How would you describe your style?

My style is dark with a touch of gold glam. There's no better way to show off your art than a dark wall. Artwork positively sings out when set against the dark backdrop.

How do you design a gallery wall?

I like to think of a gallery wall as individual artworks working together to make one grand piece of art. Too many clashing colours can look messy but being too matchy-matchy can make a gallery wall look flat. You want your eye to move seamlessly from one piece to another.

Be creative! There’s no reason why you can't mix 1970’s black and white Vogue photography with an 18th century masterpiece by Hokusai. Use a similar colour palette as your thread and you'll soon start to build a beautifully curated wall.

What are your tips for spacing and hanging?

  1. Lay all the artworks on the floor so you can easily shift things around
  2. Measure the wall space and lay your tape measure with your prints as a guide
  3. When you’re happy with a ‘shape’, take a photo from above to use as your template
  4. Command strips make it really easy to hang art and create the perfect layout

What’s the inspiration behind your King & McGaw art collection?

I love monochrome photography and mixing eras. It’s so fun to experiment and explore the King & McGaw collection. I added my favourite pieces to my gallery. I found Twiggie in the Vogue collection and Marc Bolan in the National Portrait Gallery collection. I introduced some colour to make it pop. Warhol is always an inspiration and his style works well on a graphic style gallery wall. I love that every gallery wall is unique.


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