For art lovers, there’s no experience more satisfying than a visit to an art gallery. Big names and local talent alike throw themselves into showcasing their best work, letting each canvas, print, or other piece make a first impression on the viewer, and you, as the viewer, take in each work of art as you wander the gallery. You might even purchase a favorite photo or another piece that caught your eye if the option is available and the artist’s work makes an excellent impression.
Unfortunately, most of us can’t spend our days touring galleries and taking in artwork. But, fortunately, we can do the next best thing. Filling your own home with canvas prints, photographs, and other works of art is a great way to create the gallery experience at home.
Choose gallery-quality artwork.
To turn your home into a personal art gallery, your first job will be to find quality art to display. If you’ll be showcasing the work of a well-known artist, the best way to highlight your taste is by purchasing art directly from the artist or a gallery where they’ve shown their work. Or, if you’re showcasing your own work in your home gallery, be sure to purchase the best quality prints you can find. For the best canvas prints Canada has to offer, for example, you’ll want to check out Canvas n’ Décor, Ontario’s top source for canvas photo prints and more. Their ink, canvas, and other materials are all top-of-the-line, ensuring the final product is the best it can be.
Consider a visitor’s first impression.
If you were preparing for a job interview, you’d research ways to make a good first impression on your potential employer. When it comes to making a home gallery, your new job is impressing your visitors to continue the metaphor. If someone comes to your “art gallery” for the first time, will your setup make a good first impression? To transform your wall art into a personal gallery, you must set it up with that positive first impression in mind.
Consider the presentation of each of your canvases and the positioning of any furniture in the area. Can your friends and family sit on a chair and still admire your works of art? And it’s just as important that that great impression lasts—no matter how many times you take in your gallery, it should be as powerful an experience as that first meeting.
Take inspiration from professional galleries.
The best way to figure out just what you want in your personal art gallery is to visit art in a professional setting. Head to your favorite gallery and pay attention to not just your favorite artwork but the way it’s displayed and the methods its curators use to draw your eyes to certain pieces and portions of the work. Then, return to your own home gallery and figure out how those same principles could apply to your wall art. If you’re not able to visit an art gallery in person, spend some time perusing online art galleries to get a similar sort of inspiration from the comfort of your couch.
If you’re passionate about the artwork, creating a gallery at home is the best way to showcase your passion while sharing it with anyone who comes through your door. Seek out professional galleries for inspiration and invest in the best quality canvas prints or other art pieces you can find. Then, with a bit of thought and the proper setup, you can display your favorite artwork in a gallery setup that’s uniquely yours. Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy that incomparable gallery experience whenever you want.