Planning A Gallery Wall? There's An App For That

Art.com’s new app uses augmented reality to help you design your dream gallery wall.

White Living Room AR App
Photography by COURTESY OF ART.COM

One of the most common roadblocks to finishing your space is designing the perfect gallery wall—a task that I, personally, have successfully avoided for an entire year. You have to choose the art, make sure it all looks good together, settle on the various sizes, and land on a layout—all while keeping in mind how this configuration will look on your wall and with your other furniture and accessories. Not to mention the frames! The cost? No thank you.

Art.com’s new app has set out to solve all your gallery wall woes for you. They’re making finding and displaying art in your home fun again, with a little help from a new augmented reality app that launched February 1.

White Living Room Gallery Wall
Photography by COURTESY OF ART.COM

There are features that benefit the first-time art buyer as well as seasoned pros who already have a few pieces in their collection. These are two tools to get familiar with:

1. Take advantage of their preset layouts

With the Gallery Wall Designer tool, simply swipe through layouts created by Art.com’s team of experts until you find one you like. They’re divided by styles—contemporary, mid-century modern, rustic, with more to come. Each style and layout features suggested art, but you can swap out with other finds you’ve already favorited on the app to your liking.

Once you’ve decided on some art, you’re ready to move onto the next step.

2. You can see how the gallery wall looks in your space

Technology for the win! The ArtView function allows you to see how the art looks on your wall and in your space. It’s not wonky (I’ve tested it myself) and looks real. Like, REAL. You can actually experience what the art would look like IRL and can even change the sizes and swap pieces in real time. This is the future of decorating your home.

The best part? This isn’t just a planning app. All art and frames can be purchased in just a few taps. Art.com has over 2 million (!!) ready-to-hang works of art available, so the sky is the limit. If you’re looking to make more gradual moves, you can choose to buy select pieces, too. Developers are working on creating a function that allows you to upload already purchased pieces into the mix, so you can see how they would look, too!

The app is free to download and is available now for Apple devices with iOS 10 and higher. 

See more gallery wall tips and inspiration:
These Are the Best Gallery Walls We've Seen (Lately)
Style School: How To Create The Perfect Grid Gallery Wall
The Best Places to Buy Art Online

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Published on February 02, 2018 - 11:00am EST

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