I have long wanted a gallery wall. They’ve been around forever, but knowing that we weren’t staying in the Hill Street house, I decided not to make a zillion holes in the walls for a gallery wall to be on display for a month while we tried to sell. And since we’ve been at the Orchard house we’ve been under construction, so that didn’t seem like the time to start! But the time for excuses is over (!) and I’m ready to get serious about my gallery wall.
To start, I’m not exactly sure where I want it. This is obviously the first thing I need to figure out, but I’m torn between it going up the stairs or in our living room. Both areas have a blank wall that could use some love. My hesitation with committing to the stair wall is that it’s HUGE! I would need a LOT of art and photographs to make it work. Also, I don’t know how I’d go about planning out my gallery wall before hanging it. Hummm? My hesitation with the living room wall is that it’s kind of small and would be the perfect spot for a piece of furniture, not just art.
Aside from where to have my gallery wall, I’m also struggling to decide what theme I’d like it to be. Gallery walls work best when there is at least one constant throughout. Whether this is the same frames, same color photographs (think all black and white), similar artwork, etc. Having at least one unifying feature in the gallery wall will pull it together and make it look designed, not just thrown together.
As with any project I’m not sure where to start, I have gathered a collection of some examples I like. Hopefully in studying the images below I will be able to come up with a good plan (or at least the start of one!) for my one day gallery wall. In the meantime, here’s a little eye candy for all of you other gallery wall lovers out there!