January 29, 2015
We have so many different wonderful patterns and art categories here at Laural Home. From abstract to coastal to inspirational, we want to decorate with all of them. Luckily, we don't have to choose. Gallery walls allow us to display a lot of art in our homes while showing off our different interests and tastes. See below for our favorite tips on incorporating one into your home:
What to hang: You can display pieces with similar colors or a common theme for a clean, cohesive look. But if you'd like to give your wall more visual interest and dimension, try mixing different colors, mediums and frames. And you don't have to limit yourself to just art: mirrors, posters and any other trinkets you can find around the house will do. It'll give the impression that your gallery wall was curated over time, adding an element of charm.
Where to hang: Gallery walls can go in a living room, bedroom or even a bathroom. They look great in compact spaces — at the end of a hallway, above a piece of furniture, etc. Art clusters also look well displayed down a hallway or staircase.
How to hang: Lay everything on the floor and try different variations, snapping pictures with your phone as you go. We also love the idea of tracing the frames or canvases onto wrapping paper and then taping the cutouts on the wall. It's easiest to start with the piece or pieces that you'd like to be the focal point. Hang it in the center and add more artwork, working outwards.
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