On Creating The Perfect Gallery Wall
There is something so beautiful about a gallery wall/art display. When done right, it's kind of magical. I have been daydreaming for the longest about having an art display/gallery in my home and trying to mentally arrange the photos in my head, but I have been hesitant to do it because it's not something you can rush into.
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There's an art to curating the perfect gallery wall. Collecting and mixing an eclectic series of photos, prints, posters, and paintings that suit your personality and style takes time, and it probably won't happen overnight. That's not even including deciding what picture frame styles you want. I would say that the first thing you would need to do is figure out which photos/prints you're going to use. In my case, I love music and the arts in general, so my wall would probably feature some of my favorite people in entertainment. I also love drawings and illustrations, so mixing a couple of those in the mix would suit my style as well. Once you figure out the art, then I would suggest laying all of your photos on the floor and coming up with a a few layouts to choose from, and then selecting your favorite layout. Do not just start hammering nails in your wall before making sure that the placement is exactly how you want it.
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Don't be afraid to be bold. Show off your favorite art, no matter the color coordination. That is what will make your wall a true conversation piece. If that's not your thing and your approach is a bit more subtle and clean, that works too! It's all about preference and style. That end goal is to make it look good.
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Drooling over all these awesome galleries has me wanting to finally begin the planning of my perfect wall. I'm excited about the possibilities! This is one home project that can really be a blast to work on. So, take your time, and have fun with it!