If you've ever been intimidated by creating the perfect art gallery wall, you're not alone. It can be quite scary: Will your collage look crazy cluttered? Can you nail the right sized frames on the first go? Need just one more piece to pull the whole look together? Thankfully, there’s an app for all that (of course).
With the Gallery Wall Designer — one of the latest features on the Art.com mobile app — finding stylish statement pieces that will bring bare walls to life has never been easier. With the magic of augmented reality, you can now see how different frames and pieces will look hanging on your very own wall, completely to scale.
Start by selecting a few of your favorite works in the app — the online emporium features over 2 million ready-to-hang pieces, from $3 to $3,000 — then line up the ArtView "camera" screen with your wall. In seconds, you'll see the piece(s) you've selected virtually hanging in front of you. Move them around, swap one out for a small size, or pick a different frame or piece altogether. Warning: it's seriously addictive.
If you need help assembling your gallery wall, try one of the fixed layouts available which range from two to five frames in pre-set sizes and positions. The app even has curated collections like Modern and Minimalist available if you're feeling extra clueless on where to start.
Already have an art collection at home, but not sure how to turn it into a gallery wall? Use the app to see what size and type of frames will hang best in your space; play around with the selection of standard-sized frames (and finally discover how to really accent that bare space above your couch.)
If you don't like the virtual gallery wall you've created, simply clear the screen and start over, no messy returns or re-wrapping bulky packages included. And if you’re stuck between three (okay, five) gallery walls you’ve styled, easily save or message the images to a friend for a second opinion in, well, seconds.
Ready to unleash your inner interior designer? Download the free app (available on the Apple Store) to start picking your favorite masterpieces; proof that a beautiful home really is just a click away.