Everybody enjoys a good gallery wall, right? I sure do! I love different elements clustered together to create interest. To me, that's what a gallery wall exudes--interest. I want my home to spark some interest.
Here's a little background:
My living room has two walls which line the back and open to the entry hall. These two walls "compete" with each other in a sense. These types of competing spaces can present a design challenge, but after lots of toying and tinkering I think I have created something nice.
On one wall, I have a gorgeous gold mirror and antique buffet. The buffet and mirror make the wall feel really "heavy". In turn, my "competing" wall had to balance it.
Love my mirror!
On to the gallery wall...
Gallery wall tips:
- pick things you love
- don't worry too much about matching
- an odd number of items can help the flow
- arrange items on the floor/table before hanging
- don't worry too much about perfection
My gallery wall has pieces that I love in all shapes and sizes. Including:
- a hand-crafted vase (Technically not on the wall, but in the vicinity!)
- Recently, I inherited some wonderful items from Graham's Mamaw. How beautiful is this framed Robert Frost poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"?
- Two of my loves collide: Instagram and square frames. Boom!
- One of my favorite movies is Somewhere in Time. A few years ago, my dad visited Grand Hotel, the main location in the movie. He brought me a print of the hotel in winter. Swoon!
- Another piece I inherited from Mamaw is a painting by her mother (Graham's great-grandmother). Such a special touch.
- The rest of my gallery wall consists of photos taken by friends, family, and myself.
- Also, a framed graphic of the lyrics to one of my favorite songs, In Feast or Fallow, is a nice addition. It was given to me by a friend who shares in my appreciation of the words.
- I have an antique table filled with books that were Graham's great-grandfathers. He was a preacher and I enjoy looking through his books, commentaries, and sermon notes and reading his handwritten comments and thoughts.
- I have a bench and some pillows to round out the space.
Notice how the "heavy wall", the buffet/mirror, is balanced by my gallery wall due to its size and scale.
My gallery wall tells a little story. I like that. It's full of interest! Makes me happy, y'all!