Brock Designs, Portland OR. Interior Design Company
Happy Thursday! Earlier this week, we showed you some wonderfully creative walls where artwork and photographs were the focal point. Today I am going to show you how you can achieve the same look in your own home.
When hanging artwork over a sofa, don’t leave too much wall space
between the sofa and frame. Try six to twelve inches. If you go any higher,
the viewer’s eye will immediately go to the wall, not the artwork.
Image via BHG.com
If there’s not enough artwork to fill up space on a large wall, consider
putting unique mirrors or a shadowbox in the grouping.
Image via Design Sponge
Hang photographs in various types of frames using molding
hooks and ribbon or string.
Image via Southern Living
Using decorative knobs is a fun and unique way to display your
photographs or artwork.
Image via Pottery Barn
Try this wonderful homemade tool to mark the placement of the hanger or nail.
(For larger pieces, us a paint stir stick and tap the nail through it).
Image via The Scrap Shoppe
Once you have this tool made, place it behind your frame so that the nail is sitting in place and
lightly tap on the frame to make the mark on the wall. No more crunched fingers!
Click on the link above for full instructions.
For a gallery wall, lay the frames on the ground to find your favorite configuration.
Make sure the spacing is correct by placing a long sheet of parchment paper over
the backs of the frames and mark where you need to nails to be placed.
Image via Roost
After completing this step, hang the parchment paper on the wall and, using your marks, tap the nails into the wall.
Hanging a gallery wall can be a challenge. A great tip to avoid putting so many unnecessary
holes in your wall is to cut out the frame sizes using butcher paper.
Attach with painters tape and move them around, as in the photo below:
Image via Ruby reDesign
For some great ideas on configuring a gallery wall, click on the following link.
on display: wall gallery inspiration Ann Beck Photography
I hope these ideas give you the confidence to get your artwork and photographs up on your walls. Be creative!
Make it a great day!