So, you have some beautiful pieces of art that you would like to display, but the gallery just seems to sit in the dark. Well, one way to make artwork really stand out is to add some accent lights. A wall gallery can come to life with just a few well-placed lights that will highlight the art without taking too much attention away from the rest of your decor. In a few simple steps, you will have a wall gallery that is well lit and your artwork will pop.
First, be sure to use glare-free glass for your artwork. This will help reduce the glare from the lighting and your artwork will be easier to see.
- To light an entire gallery, use track or cable lighting. Adjust the lights so that the gallery is lit evenly and shows the least amount of glare.
If lighting pictures separately, you might want to choose picture lights. Install a picture light above each piece of artwork. Be sure to hide the cord in the wall so that there are no unsightly cords that will distract the viewer. It is often a good choice to select a fixture that matches the frame of the artwork, so that the artwork is the first to be noticed, not the fixture.