We’ve all been there. You’re in the middle of a room in your home, tape measure in hand, blank walls and an overwhelming feeling of dread. Looking for fresh ideas to make your rooms look better and feel more interesting can be one of the most challenging aspects of decorating. We’ve got a handful of wall art ideas you may not have tried yet in your home.
The fact is we all care about how we display our photos because of what those photos represent. They represent the happy times, the momentous times and the precious times. And we put these memorable times on our walls because they are important to us and deserve center stage. But how do you actually do that without over-pinteresting (a real thing, we promise) and five trips to Home Depot and a trip to the ER?
Here are a few of our favorite tips!
MEASURE FIRST, YOU’RE PROBABLY UNDER ESTIMATING YOUR WALL SIZE
This 30″ x 20″ print size is available from our online galleries that every client receives. This client chose to have their print mounted by someone else after purchase.
Most of us underestimate the size of our rooms. So get out the tape measure and figure out how large your room actually is. You can create a bold look by choosing the right photo and frame size for your wall. Insider tip: bigger is better. Sometimes one large statement piece is all a room needs. This one is 30 x 20″, it’s quite large. But on the wall here it looks natural.
YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY HANG ART IN TWOS
These two 36×26″ prints are matted and framed in a 40×30″ Deep-Set Hardwood Maple Frame. These are available in all our online galleries in the “Fine Art Framed” section.
When it comes to hanging art on a wall, design experts will always suggest that you decorate in odd numbers because they naturally promote interest. But art in pairs can be pretty harmonious, too. There’s just one thing to keep in mind if you want to host a “gallery wall, party of two.” The pieces need to relate to each other. There’s an inverse relationship between the number of pieces in a gallery and how well they need to relate to each other. When you’re hanging 9 pieces in a salon wall, you can get away with a lot of variety in frames and the style and color of the art itself. When your gallery maxes out at two, you really need to ensure that the pair of pieces have a lot in common.
CRUSH THAT GALLERY WALL BY GOING CONNECTED
These Deep-Set Frames are available in our online galleries under the “Fine Art Framed” section.
If you’ve got your heart set on re-creating that gallery wall you saw on pinterest, we can help. Instead of going with mismatched frames, try a cohesive frame choice and connect them to show off a simple, but compelling story. Make it personal. Mix details and portraits to tell a complete story.
Deep-Set Frame, 30×20 Maple Hardwood, 14×8.5 mat cut
Deep-Set Frame, 11×14 Maple Hardwood, 6×9 mat cut
Deep-Set Frame, 20×20 Maple Hardwood, 12×8 mat cut
Deep-Set Frame, 12×12 Maple Hardwood, 4×6 mat cut
You’re ready to take on your walls! Go forth, hammer in hand, ready to conquer! Remember there is no right or wrong way to decorate with your memories. Do what feels right.