Decorating your walls can be scary, I should know, I am a big time procrastinator when it comes to putting together a gallery wall. I am a visual person but also someone who likes to be sure before I dive into a project. There are so many ideas out there to curating your walls & it can be a bit overwhelming. Not sure why putting a nail hole in the wall for the first time seems frightening, but it does. Lucky for us there are some easy ways to get creative and work your walls. Whether you are someone who likes continuity and balance or someone who prefers to mix and match your wall space, this post has something for everyone.
1. Get Personal. You will never regret crafting a wall that tells a story of your family with memories. This does take time but it is well worth any effort put into this project. Black and white photos are a beautiful way to display these treasured pieces, plus it makes it easy to blend with the decor in any room. Mix and match frames sizes and colors for a stylish compilation.
2. Add Dimension. Think outside the box when it comes to your walls. Adding dimension to your vertical space can give interest and character plus it is playful and & a bit unexpected. Be on the look out for items that aren’t necessarily meant for walls, anything with a shortish depth can be hung. You can use dimensional art alone or to compliment your existing pieces.
3. Layer in Vintage. There was so many cool ideas for adding vintage details to your walls, from old maps & blueprints to oil painting, signage and photographs. You can add vintage with new or go strictly with items that have an aged history. Either way they give an authentic texture unlike anything you can buy new and of course each piece is embedded with a story.
3. Create Function. No matter how much space we do or don’t have, making the most of your wall space is key. We can easily forget that the vertical space is just as important and bring added function to any space. Displaying jewelry, hats, scarves and bags can make for a beautiful and purposeful art installation. You can also hang cutting boards, crates for storage, boxes with herbs and/or a grouping of mirrors, just to name a few.
5. Make it Yourself. In a day in age where 3 little letters can be found spoken in just about every household, it surely does makes the idea of DIY less frightening. Plus, you can find the directions to make anything online. Whether it is a simple sign, a palette clock, an abstract painting or faux taxidermy it can all be done, so why not try it. Adding pieces you made or maybe your children made can only enhance your walls and give them an added bit of sparkle.
Have a fantastic week,