We have taken the big leap on creating, decorating and even putting holes in the new walls.
I feel as though I might have never taken the plunge if it hadn’t been for my husband.
Every day he would ask me, “what are we going to do with all of those pictures and things in that bedroom?”
Every day I would say, “oh, decorating takes time dear, not sure.”
I had been spared another day from making a decision on where to place pictures and things, because the weather had been so nice.
Hubby had been outside tinkering around on his new two acres.
But then the rain came pounding in, hubby came in and..decision time had arrived.
I had been avoiding on how I was going to handle this tall and wide wall in our great room.
We have two very nice large oil paintings, but they just did not seem right for this wall and
truthfully are just not the direction I want this room to go in.
I want our new home to tell a story, right from the very beginning.
I also knew that in going forward with my living simple plan for 2016, I did not want to buy anything else to hang on this wall, not to mention I have always longed for a gallery wall.
A gallery wall is a wonderful way to make a personal statement about our homes.
So many of the things I have collected throughout the years have a neat little story behind them combined with a treasured memory-sort of a perfect combination for a theme for our wall.
After all a gallery wall should be a representation of our tastes and history.
So as intimidated as I was by our family room wall and the prospects of creating a gallery wall, my helpful hubby and I used a Saturday afternoon to create one.
If you are interested in creating your own gallery wall here are the steps which we used.
I will tell you upfront we did not use a template.
That would have driven me bonkers!
So, instead we let loose, turned on some music and went with the process, it actually ended up being fun.
We laid our design out on our floor, tweaked it, tweaked it again and again and took photos of it until we were satisfied.
Then we used our mirror as the anchor for the gallery wall, we measured our wall and the mirror and centered the mirror on the wall.
Ten Tips To Help You Create Your Own Gallery Wall
1-Research the Gallery Wall of your dreams and save them.
2-Vary the size and orientation of the Art.
3-Anchor gallery wall with at least one large piece.
4-The more eclectic the more salon feel.
5-Use two or three styles/colors of frames.
6-Have a consistent color palette.
7-Use a level to insure art is straight.
8-Determine the amount of wall space you want to fill.
9-Foolproof way for a successful gallery wall is using pieces that have a common thread.
10-Don’t hang pieces too high or too low.
Have a wonderful Monday and I will see you back on Wednesday where I will be sharing a little story on meeting a very sweet and talented blogger!
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