I know that I am supposed to be working on the home office (updates on that coming soon!), but I have to take a minute to address a big issue in our home. Our living room is currently without any wall art. There isn’t one picture hung or a piece of art resting on any shelf in the entire room. That may not be a big deal for some, but this is an issue for an interior design freak like myself.
This missing art is by no means for a lack of effort as I have been hunting down the perfect pieces to add some character to the room for quite some time. Either I am too indecisive (very likely) or I just haven’t found the perfect piece, but the walls are still empty and I am not happy. Luckily, a favorite blogger of mine, OhJoy, came to the rescue with this post on gallery walls and I am full of inspiration.
When I first started creating a concept for our gallery wall, I immediately wanted to do a wall with all black frames along with a mix of art work and our own personal photography. There’s something that I love about the dark frames against a white wall paired with an array of art styles. I also think the black frames would offset the light grey color of our couch since the pictures will be hanging above it. But, if there is one thing I have learned from studying gallery walls for the past week, it’s that matchy-matchy isn’t always the best option.
After seeing the progress of Joy’s gallery wall in her own home, I fell in love with the idea of bringing other colors into the design. Specifically I have become a sucker for metals and have been adding them anywhere I can throughout the home. I love the idea of mixing up the frames and tossing in some gold or silver (or both) into the aesthetic. I also love the concept of mixing modern and vintage styles of art into the layout.
Another option I never thought of when it came to gallery walls was to build a simple design inspired by similar pieces of art. This display I built with tropical palms from Barclay Butera is very simplistic in that there are only four pieces, but the pop of color and bold image give flair to the design.
Feel free to share some of your favorite art ideas for the home and let me know what gallery wall design you love the most!Pin It