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Create Stunning Statements with Wall Art, Signs and Gallery Walls

Written by: Tamara Perry



Time to read 7 min

Your home should be a reflection of your personality and style. One way to make a statement and elevate your home décor is through the use of wall art signs, and gallery walls. Adding stunning pieces to your walls can completely transform a room and create a focal point that draws the eye. From bold quotes and architectural signs to gallery walls and mixed media displays, you can express your unique personality through your wall decor. Not only do they add visual interest and depth to a room, but they also has the power to evoke emotions and create a sense of warmth and comfort. In this article, we will explore the benefits of incorporating wall art, signs and gallery walls into your home décor, as well as tips on how to select and display the perfect pieces for your space. Get ready to unleash the power of wall art and turn your home into a true work of art.

The Benefits of Incorporating Wall Art, Signs and Gallery Walls In Your Home

For the sake of not being excessively wordy in this article we will use the term “wall art” to refer to all wall home decor from paintings and prints, to signs, architectural pieces, photo gallery walls and mixed media gallery walls.

Wall art adds visual interest to a room and can create a focal point that draws the eye and sets the tone for the rest of the space. Mirrors and mixed media gallery walls can also add depth and dimension to a room, making it feel more expansive and inviting.

Wall art also has the power to evoke emotions. Carefully chosen pieces can create a sense of warmth, comfort, or even excitement in a room. It can also be a conversation starter and provide a glimpse into your personality and style.

Group different pieces together as a way to express your creativity and individuality. By choosing pieces that speak to you and reflect your personal taste, you can create a space that is uniquely yours!

Types of Wall Art

When it comes to wall art, there are countless options to choose from. Paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed media pieces are just a few examples. Each type of wall art has its own unique qualities and can be used to achieve different effects in a room.

Paintings are a classic choice for wall art. They come in a variety of styles, from traditional to abstract, and can be created with a range of mediums, including oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Paintings can add depth and texture to a room and are often used as a focal point.

Prints are another popular choice for wall art. They are generally less expensive than paintings and come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Prints can be created using a range of techniques, including lithography, screen printing, and digital printing. They are a great way to add color and interest to a room without breaking the bank.

Our Textured Botanical Framed Prints have a textured print that adds dimension to the print and almost looks as if they are real dried florals lifting up out of the canvas. You can group them as a gallery of 6 or do smaller groupings or even a single print.

Photographs are a great way to add a personal touch to your wall art collection. They can be images of anything from family members to landscapes and can be printed in a range of sizes and styles. Photographs can be used to create a sense of nostalgia or to showcase your love of travel or nature.

Create a gallery wall with ease with our Timberwood Frame Gallery made from reclaimed beams from Pennsylvania. Custom canvas printing of all of your most cherished photos is included with the purchase of the frames. Gift giving options for printing are available as well.

Mixed media pieces are a great way to add texture and dimension to a room. They can be created using a variety of materials, including paint, paper, fabric, and found objects. Mixed media pieces are often used as a focal point and can be a great conversation starter.

Size Matters

One of the most common mistakes people make is selecting wall decor that is undersized for the wall it is hung on. A good starting rule of thumb is to measure your wall and divide it by 3. This will be the minimum length your wall art or wall decor should be. For example, my dining room wall is 138". 138"/ 3 = 46". Notice I said “starting rule of thumb” and "minimum length" this means don't go smaller than ⅓ the length of your wall and bigger is probably better.

The problem that I have found, is that most big chain home decor stores don't even carry pieces that are 46" in length. And a 138" wall is a relatively small wall. So ditch your usual trip to your local hobby and home decor store for your wall art and decor. Visit home decor boutiques and antique stores for unique pieces instead. Be sure to measure your wall(s) and take pictures before you shop and be sure to bring your tape measure with you! Talk to the store proprietors and clerks and get their help and opinions. Most love to help their customers decorate their spaces and many boutiques offer free design services and can help you shop for pieces that may not be in the store but fit your style and aesthetic perfectly.

Threadbare Gypsy Soul also provides free design and personal shopping services! We have hundreds of vendors and artisans we work with to find the perfect pieces for your home that are uniquely you! 

Contact us today to set up your personal shopping experience. It’s free, it’s fun, and there is no pressure or obligation. 

Wall Art Placement and Arrangement Tips

Once you have chosen your wall art, it's time to think about placement and arrangement. There are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure that your wall art looks its best.

First, consider the height at which you hang your art. The general rule of thumb is to hang art at eye level, which is typically around 57 inches from the floor. This ensures that your art is easily visible and does not require viewers to strain their necks to see it.

Second, consider the arrangement of your art. You can hang a single large piece of art for a dramatic effect or create a gallery wall of smaller pieces for a more eclectic feel. When arranging multiple pieces, be sure to consider the spacing between them to ensure that they do not appear cluttered.

Our Ogee Mirrors make creating a stunning gallery wall easy! Mirrors reflect light brightening your space and can make a small space look larger and more open.

Finally, consider the lighting in your room. Proper lighting can enhance the beauty of your wall art and create a warm and inviting atmosphere


DIY Wall Art Ideas

If you're feeling creative, there are plenty of DIY wall art ideas to try. Some popular ideas include creating a canvas painting using acrylics or watercolors, printing and framing your own photographs, or creating a mixed media piece using found objects.

Look for frames to recycle and repurpose from thrift stores, antique stores, estate and garage sales. One of our favorites is to search out vintage, gold, baroque frames and paint our own canvases to insert for the missing artwork. Sometimes we whitewash/greywash the frame but lately we leave the gold vintage frame in all it's vintage gold glory! 

Check out our Handmade Artisan Collection and our Vintage Finds Collection often to see our latest creations and finds? Have a custom request or idea? Email, text, call or use our live website chat and let us create your unique, one of a kind design for you!  

Final thoughts from Tamara

The right pieces have the power to transform a room and create a focal point that makes a stunning statement. You can create a space that is uniquely yours and reflects your personality and style. Whether you're purchasing art online or creating your own DIY pieces, wall art, signs and gallery walls are a great way to elevate your home décor and turn your space into a true work of art!

Let us know if we can help you create a home that reflects your unique personality while also providing you and your family with the ultimate in comfort, functionality, and style. Contact us today to set up your personal shopping experience. It’s free, it’s fun, and there is no pressure or obligation.


1. How high to hang wall art?

Hang wall art at eye level, approximately 57-60 inches from the floor, ensuring it's easily visible and connects with the overall room aesthetic.

2. How to choose wall art?

Consider the theme, size, color palette, and personal connection when selecting wall art, ensuring it complements the room's style and resonates with you.

3. How to make an interesting gallery wall?

Create an engaging gallery wall by mixing sizes, using consistent frames, incorporating a theme or story, maintaining balanced spacing, and experimenting with different arrangements.

4. How to display a gallery wall?

Display a gallery wall by planning the layout on the floor first, starting with a central piece, maintaining visual balance, using paper templates for spacing, and securely hanging each piece with proper anchors or hooks.