March 24th, 2016

3 Keys to Decorating With Wall Art

Wall art is an extension of ourselves. It can say so much about who we are and what we like—and the way we display it in our homes is as important as the pieces themselves. One of the best ways to showcase wall art is by creating groupings that tell a story. Don’t let a lack of wall space or the abundance of your collection limit your creativity. I know the idea of creating the perfect gallery might sound overwhelming, but it’s honestly much easier than you think. Read on for a few easy tips that have always helped me.

Symmetry always works

1. Symmetry always works
If the wall art you want to showcase are all the same size, symmetry will be your best friend. All you need to do is create a simple grid that works best for the number of pieces you’re using. Don’t be afraid to mix frame materials and colors to create a more interesting vignette.

Mix and match styles

2. Keep it balanced
If your collection of wall art includes an array of sizes and styles, then play with scale and balance to create the perfect composition. Before grabbing your hammer and putting too many holes on your wall, I suggest spreading your artwork on the floor and playing around with various arrangements until you find the one that works best for you and your space. You should start with the larger pieces in the middle, keeping them at eye level, and work your way out with the smaller ones. As for spacing, try to keep some consistent distance between them. In order to create a balanced gallery, play with scale, styles and frames in your composition.

Wall color is an important element in bringing your gallery together. Depending on the tones of your art, you can paint your walls accordingly—just make sure to use a color that complements your pieces. Neutrals like Quiet Rain and Nova White are ideal for creating enough of a backdrop to make your art pop even more.

Use your TV as art

3. Mix & match
To create a unique gallery, don’t limit yourself to just wall art. Integrating other elements like shelving, decorative objects and sculptures into your vignette makes your wall that much more interesting. Even your TV screen can be disguised as art by integrating it into your display.

Incorporate other elements with your wall art

No matter which composition style you choose, it’s also important to consider the furniture surrounding your gallery. It plays an important role in your decision making, as it’ll be a part of the overall picture—no pun intended.

Happy decorating!

This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.

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