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A Subtle Staircase Gallery Artwork Wall Template!



Pricey Laurel,

I like your posts about gallery artwork partitions. Nonetheless, I don’t suppose you’ve performed one just lately. I hope it’s no trouble, however I’d like to do a staircase gallery artwork wall.

And sure, from scratch. And no, there are not any artists in my household, like darling Maura Endres has. As well as, there are not any schools round with superior artwork applications. However, even when there have been, I do not know what I would like, how massive to make every bit, the way to body, and the way to cling many items of artwork in order that they appear good.


Plus, there’s coloration, and I don’t know what goes with what.




In the event you might do one other weblog submit to deal with a few of these issues, and possibly some issues to not do, that might be immensely useful, and I’ll be grateful.


Artura Waul


Thanks, Artura, however I’m undecided in the event you notice that it’s very prone to kill me if I do all of this.

Or, I’ll get raked over the coals for not supporting “ravenous artists.”*

Nonetheless, I’ll do my greatest, and naturally, I help ravenous artists! Nonetheless, proper now, I’m additionally involved with supporting myself, in addition to individuals studying this weblog.

*For ravenous artists, might I like to recommend taking your greatest work, then rent knowledgeable photographer (until you are able to do it your self) to take high-res pics of your artwork. Then, open up an Etsy store and promote digital prints of your artwork. You’ll be able to promote the originals too. Win-win.


It’s a digital world. What can I say?


I noticed the handwriting on the wall again in ’06 concerning the Web and the way it was wreaking havoc on my enterprise. On the time, I used to be loads indignant, too. The Web had managed to make my life a residing hell. Or, not less than it had an enormous half in it.

However, then I figured it out, and right here we’re in 2022.


Okay, it’s time to speak a few staircase gallery artwork wall.


Now, a lot of this may apply to ALL gallery artwork partitions.


Nonetheless, for immediately, I’ll give attention to staircase gallery artwork partitions.


That’s as a result of it tends to be a bit trickier. Plus, there are quite a few configurations. Clearly, I can’t do a template for each scenario.

However, it’s fairly simple to adapt the template just like the one you will notice later is kind of massive.

In actual fact, I believe probably the most troublesome half is selecting out the person items.

Nonetheless, some super-smart individuals figured that one out and have created some beautiful gallery artwork partitions with as many as 30 items.


So, we are going to discover extra of what I like to recommend, however first, let’s go over a few of the widespread errors I see.


I’ll accompany these with pictures. Nonetheless, a few of these pictures are closely disguised by different bloggers. I don’t know who they’re, and none of them, so far as I do know, are educated, inside designers.

This train is completed as a studying expertise, to not decide. It’s taken me a few years to determine these items out. And, it’s not simple to place these partitions collectively. That’s why I like to create templates so that you can copy or use as a information.

Listed here are the most typical errors I see for staircase gallery artwork partitions and all artwork partitions, basically


1. There’s a poor structure of art work or pictures.

What makes for a poor structure?




  • The spacing is just too shut collectively, too far aside, or typically a few of each.


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  • There are too many pictures, and it appears to be like crowded.
  • The sizes of the photographs are too small.


paper templates staircase gallery art wall

  • Or, typically, they’re too various.

Nonetheless, within the picture above, making a paper template earlier than nailing in your wall artwork is a superb thought.


living for pretty - art wall

The gallery artwork wall above, for my part, has too many tiny items close to the highest. I believe these can be higher on a smaller wall, as they get type of misplaced right here.


staircase gallery art wall - black frames


2. One other widespread subject I see with staircase gallery artwork partitions is that the design is TOO stagnant.


What I imply by that’s that there’s a repetitive sample all through. Or, just like the one above, which isn’t horrible, the frames are all the identical, and there are solely three sizes of artwork items.


This subsequent subject with staircase artwork gallery partitions is one which I see so much, and it often appears to be like humorous.

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The steps are on an angle, so sure, the underside of the staircase gallery artwork wall ought to observe that angle. Nonetheless, the angle will proceed on the prime of the composition. The consequence jogs my memory of a snake going up the steps. So, what ought to it’s?


Lisa Dawson gorgeous staircase art gallery wall

I want all of my staircase gallery artwork partitions to have considerably outlined edges parallel with the opposite partitions and ceiling. The above instance by Lisa Dawson is fairly excellent.


However, Laurel, it’s difficult to hold artwork on a staircase eight toes or greater.


Sure, I do know that. ;]

I like to recommend that you just rent knowledgeable to hold the artwork that’s out of simple attain.

And, for God’s sake, do NOT HANG PRECARIOUSLY OVER THE BALCONY, to hold your artwork, like I simply learn somebody did!


Nonetheless, in the event you do need to deal with hanging the artwork your self on a staircase, it’s positively a two-person job always, and it’s best to get a particular ladder like this.


large art - with smaller art


One other mistake, albeit not the worst, is to have one HUGE piece of artwork within the center after which plenty of small items surrounding it. Essentially the most important piece shouldn’t be bigger than 4 medium-sized items in the event that they had been in a composition.

Once more, this isn’t the worst factor, however I believe it may very well be higher.


The place ought to the tremendous massive piece go?


I believe, if potential, it ought to go on its wall, over a sideboard, console desk, couch.

What number of completely different sizes can you have got to your staircase gallery artwork wall?

That’s a wonderful query. A part of the reply relies on how massive your wall is.

Nonetheless, I believe that an fascinating wall has some areas of symmetry and lots of areas which are balanced however not symmetrical. I believe it’s potential to have about two-thirds of the items in distinctive sizes. Nonetheless, I believe it must be not less than a 3rd of the items.



One other subject is the artwork itself. Some artwork may be very heavy, and in case you have 30 items of principally very heavy artwork, it could actually really feel stifling.

One treatment is to have some or all the items framed with massive white or off-white mattes. It will give a a lot lighter look. The above instance is nice from the standpoint of matting. Nonetheless, the spacing may very well be improved, and I wish to see some extra selection in sizes.


There’s a related subject with frames for all gallery artwork partitions.


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Usually talking, the items aren’t going to be terribly important. There are exceptions, equivalent to a proper house, however for many gallery artwork partitions, I want thinner frames from 1/2″ – 1″ vast.


staircase gallery art wall - heavy black frames


As well as, until the frames are skinny, please watch out with all black frames. These thick black frames are what I see first, not the photographs.


Are you able to do all the frames the identical?


I believe that’s an excellent design selection. It tends to look extra up to date.


Contemporary balanced art gallery wall

What number of completely different frames can you have got?


eclectic staircase gallery art wall curved stairs

That’s dependent so much on the artwork– and the staircase. For instance, I believe the eclectic and typically whimsical artwork appears to be like incredible on this curved, Victorian staircase.


Right here’s what I ask myself, and I’m severe.


Would Gil Schafer, Darryl Carter, Gerald Bland, Furlow Gatewood, and so forth., do that in a room of theirs?

If the reply is “no,” then don’t do this!

In different phrases, the compositions might inform a narrative, however not with the letters S, E, R, I, O, U, S, L, Y,? A, B, C, D…

And, what about these reminders “Joyful” or “Be Type” “Grateful.”  Positive, however that’s what post-its are for.

As well as, I’m not saying no, however it takes a whole lot of talent to work in round shapes in a staircase gallery wall.

In the event you want extra irregular edges, I believe this one did an incredible job with the curiosity and selection.


So, earlier than I get into the template I created for you to your staircase artwork gallery wall, I need to discuss some profitable artwork gallery partitions.


The primary one I discovered on the twenty first of February. I had by no means seen this supply earlier than. And, very cool, they put collectively just a few tremendous substantial gallery partitions. However, get this. The next evening, I acquired a notification that they had been now not promoting on Etsy. So, thankfully, I had the supply open on one other desk and not less than acquired some good screenshots of some artwork gallery partitions.


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balanced art wall - nook art


Please discover that the template is identical, though the artwork is completely different!


One other good supply for artwork and likewise artwork gallery partitions is Artfully Partitions.

Now, many sources promote artwork prints on Etsy. I’ve listed lots of them in the prolonged Etsy Information that lists over 150 Etsy distributors. Nonetheless, I’m always discovering new ones. Once I do, I be aware them and can add these new distributors to the information subsequent yr.


The opposite day, I discovered a brand new supply with beautiful artwork prints.


Their title is North Prints they usually promote on Etsy.

It’s necessary to notice that these are digital downloads. They do make the prints for you. That’s as much as you.

Bear in mind this submit once I talked about printing on canvas or not less than a paper textured like canvas? I believe that might be tremendous cool after which put a varnish over the artwork to guard it. That may deliver out the picture and make it look extra like an precise portray. Plus, you received’t need to put glass over it. I believe it’s bizarre to place glass over a bit of artwork that’s meant to appear to be an oil or acrylic portray.

Anyway, these digital downloads are completely beautiful and a brilliant inexpensive method to get an attractive piece of artwork. Nonetheless, you continue to need to acquire a body. And, in case you have an artwork wall with 30 items of artwork, that might begin to add up.


well-done staircase gallery art wall


Okay, and now it’s time for the staircase artwork gallery wall template I created.


gallery art wall template for staircase with wainscoting

Above, you’ll be able to see a staircase spanning two flooring of about 9 toes every. The measurements are approximate, however the graph paper for reference signifies one sq. foot.

There are about 30 items of various sizes and a mixture of squares and rectangles. As well as, every bit is from about two-four inches aside. Two inches is a wonderful minimal distance, and it’s higher to not go greater than six inches, if potential. It’s important to maintain it pretty constant, however not like troopers lined up.


You’ll discover that some areas of this staircase gallery artwork wall template are aligned. However, some areas overlap.


The crimson dashed line signifies the approximate place {that a} nook hits to create the road parallel to the steps and wainscoting.

Okay, I used to be going to fill within the artwork items. That may be enjoyable to do for an additional submit. That may be to create completely different schemes and colours with artwork.

Nonetheless, I’ve created a widget of some beautiful groupings of ornamental artwork digital prints from North Prints on Etsy.



I hope you loved exploring the making of a staircase artwork gallery wall.


For extra stunning artwork partitions, please take a look at:


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Why You Ought to be Afraid of Artwork Partitions

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