Happy Friday! If you are looking for a weekend project, I have one for you! Last Saturday, I decided to tackle a gallery wall project- a simple, put-together-pictures-from-our travels kind of project. I’ve done this kind of thing before, and didn’t expect it to take very long. But somehow this time around, probably because of the size, and slightly curved nature of the wall, and the larger frames, it ended up taking more planning, and even more time to execute! So in case you have been meaning to hang some art and put together a gallery wall, I want to share a simple schematic that will help get you started. If you are like me and just want the pictures up in a way that is striking, cohesive and elegant, without belaboring over the project for days, this is the format I used to get done with it! The art or photographs you choose may have a common theme- a color, a style, an artist. I have found that choosing one predominant color helps me to unify disparate artwork or pictures- here, my common color + theme was the varying blueness of the sky. I did add other colors but by and large, most of the pictures emphasized the sky. But let’s go back to the beginning..
Step 1: Depending on how large or how small the wall is, choose large frames that will anchor the whole setup. As an example, see this cartoon image with its 3 big, green frames, arranged in a letter ‘V’ like shape.
If your wall is bigger, think of a mountain range like effect with numerous, successive ‘V”s .. You can spread the layout, or make it tighter, and closer together.
Step 2: Add smaller frames next in between the large frames- try different styles and different colored frames. To give you an example, see the pictures below..
Let me know if you try it, and if you have go-to schematics that you use! – Priya
Image credits: Studio Collectivitea
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