I few weeks back, I posted about different types of gallery walls. I really needed a change in my master bedroom. The wall opposite of my bed looked like this:
BORING! Right?..yeah you try waking up to that each morning! HA!
The floating shelves didn't even take up half of the wall space. They needed to GO! I had many of you vote for your favorite gallery wall on my previous post and here is the winner:
I really do like this gallery wall as well. I love how there is a mixture of black and white frames alternating with white or black mats. I also like that they mixed photographs and artwork on the same wall. It feels personal, which is what your home should feel like: A representation of you and your family!
So I decided to do the same thing in my bedroom, only I did add some color. I just LOVE color! I do like the calm feeling of just black and white, but I need a little punch of color now and again. Don't you?!
It took me a long time to decide what pictures and artwork to use. I have so many favorites, I didn't want to leave any out! After I decided on the pictures and art, I started laying my frames out on the floor to get a feel of where I should put each picture.
Once I arranged the pictures the way I wanted, I started to trace the outline of each frame using wrapping paper. (I know right?...that is all I had around the house and it was free!) I then cut out each piece of paper and started hanging them on the wall with blue painters tape.
The reason for this long step is to make sure you have the correct distance between the frames that appeal to you. I didn't want large gaps between my frames, but I also wanted to make sure that the frames took up a good part of that boring wall.
Once I had all the papers the way I wanted them, I started pounding some nails! Then the rest is history!
I think it really turned out great! It is hard to tell in these pictures, but it does take up a big part of that boring wall. I also have plenty of room to expand my gallery wall as I find new pictures or artwork that MUST go into my master bedroom.
I even framed a couple pieces of fabric as artwork. This fabric is being used throughout the master bedroom as accent pillows or chair covers.
I found this little beauty in my parents attic! My dad drew this when he was in high school. I thought it was so neat to have an artwork piece from him in my room.
Of course I had to bring in the paint chip artwork that I made! I just love it!
Each frame has a different thickness to it. That brings another element of artistic nature to the gallery wall.
(Sorry about the vent in this picture..there was no way around it!)
Ok One Last Before and After!.....
Quite the transformation...I think! It will continue to be a work in progress as I add more photographs and artwork over the years.
What do you think?!
Linked project with: Homestories AtoZ