How many of you order your pictures from me without a real idea of where you're putting them, and then sit for weeks or maybe even months without putting them out because you don't know where to start? If you subconsciously saw yourself raising your hand you're one of many! The people that tell me this is actually quite shocking. Family pictures especially. So much time and money is spent planning out the perfect outfits, lots of times even to match the room that the unseen photos will someday go in. Today I'm here to help change that.
Gallery walls are all the rage right now. I chose to add some other elements that matched my decor for visual interest. My method is to lay it out on the floor to make changes so I don't have a million holes in the wall and then depend on my husband to do the hard part of measuring, measuring, measuring and then hanging! I think what scares people is that it may look cluttered. If done right, you can get that "wow" factor without getting lost in a sea of pictures.
My personal taste when doing a gallery wall is to have one side of each picture be in line with another one. To me it looks clean and well put together. A good "rule of thumb" is to start with your largest picture and work your way down, sliding and adjusting as you go.
This is one of the hundreds of ideas out there on pinterest. It shows several different ways that you could arrange anywhere from a couple of pictures to a lot in the same size space. It's all about what you want your end result to be. A single print can make just as much of an impact.
These 2 examples from the studio will prove that A. you can hang just 3 pictures in a relatively large space in a relatively "simple" style and it can be beautiful, and B. no space is too small for a small cluster of prints. I would also like to point out that when putting the finishing touches on the studio after the remodel I purchased all of my frames from different retailers in our area. The barn wood frames I had in the old studio, while beautiful, were custom made on a whim and I had no one to refer my customers to when they loved them and wanted the exact same thing. This time I got smart, you like what you see, ask me, and you too can have them in your house.
There is really no wrong answer. While there are too many ideas out there to choose from, in the end, you need to create something that you are happy with. It needs to fit your style and your home. So spend hours on pinterest looking for the perfect fit or do something completely your own as long as you don't let those pictures sit in a file on your computer or in the neatly packaged box that I give you.
Have a favorite display in your house? Let's see them!!