Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Great Wall of Galleries

Gallery walls are a great way to fill the space, while creating not only a great focal point, but they can really pack some punch in the visual interest category too!

This artsy gallery wall is bold and striking. I love it.

I love the idea of adding different elements to your gallery wall. They do not all need to be the same type of framed painting, photo, etc., but can be a combination of these things.

Why not include some larger art (prints and paintings), mixed in with personal and scenic photos, but don't forget to add quotes and sculptural elements as well!

I know what you are thinking... "How can I mix all of these elements without creating a chaotic feature?"

You are right, if you go too crazy with this, it will be complete chaos! So include the different elements to create a multi dimensional feature, while keeping some underlying theme.

French Inspired Gallery Wall by Colleen of Two Delighted.

An example: Blue. Blue is an accent color in the room we are adding the gallery wall.
So we take print that is overwhelmingly blue. We have a great map that is overwhelmingly blue, you may find a print that just uses a lot of blue line or shading in it, it doesn't have to be all blue just make sure it is there to pull it together.
Choose a favorite line drawing or ink work (could even be one of your own doodles) something with more organic lines, and if it isn't done in blue, than get it framed with a touch of your blue in the matting.
Pick some of those scenic shots you took during your waterfront getaway last summer, and print a few favorites in some different sizes.
Mix in one or two of you and your honey.
Add a wooden letter-your last initial, or add a few wooden letters to spell out an important word for your life or your family. Maybe it's "love" or "family" and paint the wooden letters blue. Rough 'em up a little if you want to add more character.

If you are nervous about positioning, frame it out to better visualize before you install.

Put all of these elements together, and you are going to create a stunning feature wall. There will be a lot of different elements at play, but chaos will not be what you see, you will see a stunning visual display, that not only adds to your blue accent, but makes it.

Need help planning your gallery wall? Let us know! Contact us by clicking on the envelope in the upper right hand corner or leave a comment with your question and a way to contact you back. Remember, we are here to help :)

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