>> Thursday, November 4, 2010
I am inspired by a great art gallery wall. A hallway, a stairway, a foyer, a living room/family room is a great place to have an art gallery. It is great way to personalize your home. Something the homeowner is interested in or pictures of friends and family. You can even display your collections in shadowboxes and create an art gallery with that.Some like a random layout while others prefer symmetry.It does seem a little overwhelming at first but is really not that difficult. It is all about grouping art and pictures that you love.
Here are some tips for making your own art gallery.
If you have art with different subjects you can use same colored frames to unify the look of your gallery .If you have a lot of mismatched frames spray paint them all the same color .Mix simple frames with some much more ornate ones.You can even mix colored and black and white photographs as seen in this picture below.The White frames bring it all together unifying the look.
You just cant go wrong with black and white pictures of family and friends!
I also came across the Studio wall easel at pottery barn which seem such a amazing way of displaying art/pictures.It provides great flexibility to change the layout as and when you please .
Start with the biggest or the key piece and scatter around the other pieces to create an organic flow.
Do not leave a lot of space in between the frames.As a suggested rule 1"-2" for close spacing and 4" at the most for wider spacing.
Other unique ways to create an art gallery would be displaying pictures on wall shelves rather than hanging them.
Or as in this case go totally eclectic.
Here are some more inspiring art galleries.
Bye for now!