Today’s best modern living rooms are less ‘catalogue’ perfect and more personal spaces, with people increasingly trying to inject personality into their gallery wall through carefully curated art pieces that reflect their personalities. And there’s no better way to inject a punch of personality than collate your own gallery wall that includes a bespoke portrait of your beloved pet!
Firstly, what is a gallery wall?
If you’re looking for decorating inspo then dive into Pinterest for a whole array of ideas. Type in ‘gallery wall’ and there are endless photos of amazing artwork compositions put together in peoples homes. From 3 frames sitting side by side on a wall, to a whole wall of different sized frames, the possibilities are endless. A gallery wall can become the main decoration feature of a room or hallway that draws your eyes and provides an insight into the personality of the homeowner. I find most effective gallery walls to be ones that include original art as well as prints, with themes unique to the homeowner including personal memories, family and pets merged with typography and charity shop finds. A truly eclectic vibe, very well suited to a modern living room. There are no set rules to a gallery wall, but if you just put what you love up on your wall, it will all come together in the end to create something truly unique.
Why does a Pet Portrait work so well on a gallery wall?
If a gallery wall is a place to put everything you LOVE in an eclectic display, then a picture of your pet should surely be included in there, right?!
Yet, posting merely a photograph may not have the same impact. You may find the best photo of your pet (which is such a hard thing to do, I should know!) might have a dodgy background, such as the local dog poo bin or clothes all over your bedroom floor! Yet, if you have a Pet Portrait drawn, all the best bits of your pet can be on show with no nasty background! This will ensure your pet picture fits in much better on a gallery wall display.
If a gallery wall should evoke memories then without a doubt, a Pet Portrait should be included. Anyone who owns a dog or cat will know they end up being treated as a prominent member of the family. Human and animal in total devotion and love for each other. In the heartbreaking reality, humans will always outlive our pets (unless you have a tortoise as a pet!) So, memories of past beloved animals can be kept alive in a Pet Portrait. Your fluffy little kitty or handsome doggy, realistically captivated in a piece of art that you’ll be able to enjoy for many more years to come.
How do you create a gallery wall for your home?
As mentioned earlier, gallery wall decor can vary from just a group of 3 small pictures, to a whole wall of picture frames with your personal style and memories captivated in them. So, you may want to curate a collection of different sizes to suit your gallery wall space and that’s where I can help. I don’t work to one standard size. In fact, I can draw your Pets Portrait in a whole variety of sizes. A Mini size pet portrait might just include a study of your pet's eye, paw or nose, to create almost an abstract piece of art which would look great on a gallery wall. A medium size Pet Portrait might include the head and neck of your animal, but sizes can go right up to XX-Large which might include the whole body of your animal or even a group of animals. So you can be sure your Pet Portrait will fit nicely into your gallery wall design (and your budget!), either prominently or discretely depending on the size you commission.
If your gallery wall should reflect your personality, then what better than to include your favourite picture of your pet with its distinctive expression that you have come to adore. It may be your dog with a great big smile on its face, that would make you smile back every time you walk past it on the wall. Or an expression of your sassy cat, that would make you laugh. Or it could be your beautiful horse, standing proud which will remind you of all those days out on the paddock and getting ready for shows. So, if you love labradors, don’t just put up any old picture of a lab on your gallery wall, display one that is truly personal to you as it’ll give you so much more pleasure.
So, now we’ve clarified that a Pet Portrait can make the perfect addition to your gallery wall decor, here’s a few ideas of how it might look.
If you’re interested in commissioning a Pet Portrait for your gallery wall then please get in touch with me - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Arla x