A wall to decorate is like a blank page. It offers endless options. Should you hang a single large painting or create a sort of collection or gallery with multiple paintings? We are aware of the challenge, which is why at Nomadart we want to share with you a series of practical tips on how to choose the right number of frames to achieve an aesthetic balance on your walls and achieve a fantastic result.
Consider the size of the wall and the room
Before deciding how many pictures to put on a wall , consider the size of the room and the available space on the wall in question. Large walls can support more pictures, while smaller walls may require a more minimalist layout. Also, consider the size and proportion of the furniture and other decorative elements in the room to achieve a harmonious visual balance.
Bet on the odd number rule
Often the odd number rule is a key principle in choosing the number of frames. Odd numbers, such as 3, 5, or 7, create a more dynamic and visually appealing composition . This is because the odd numbers allow for a more skewed layout and avoid the feeling of rigidity that can come with a symmetrical layout. However, if you have an especially large wall, you may consider grouping sets of odd numbers together for a dramatic effect.
Set a theme and style of pictures
The choice of the number of frames also depends on the theme and style of the works you plan to hang . For a more minimalist and modern look, a single painting or a composition of two or three pieces may be sufficient. On the other hand, if you have a diverse collection of paintings , you can create an art gallery on your wall using more paintings. Be sure to maintain some stylistic consistency so that the paintings complement each other and create a harmonious composition.
Try different layouts before deciding
Don't be afraid to experiment with different layouts before making up your mind. You can place the pictures on the floor to get an idea of how they will look before you hang them on the wall or you can also simulate the pictures with masking tape (very soft glue) to get an idea of how it can look. Try different settings and play with the spacing between them. Consider how high you will hang them and how they will interact with other items in the room . Remember that you can create a layout in the form of a grid, a horizontal or vertical line, or even a more free and organic shape, depending on the effect you want to achieve.
Maintain visual balance
Regardless of the number of frames you choose, it is important to maintain a visual balance in the composition . Pay attention to the distribution of white spaces between the boxes and make sure there is a harmonious flow between them. If you do not take this into account, you will create visual tension between the different paintings, and it will catch your attention every time you look at them.
At Nomadart we offer you a selection of pre-selected works as collections, which can help you when choosing several works for the same wall, take a look at our collections of paintings .