A few weeks ago at the Ultimate Women's Show many people complimented me on the job I had done on the 'photo gallery' in my basement. (Thank You!) A number of people I spoke to wanted to do something similar but were unsure about how to go about doing so.
|So pretty with the soft blue-green back drop|
I found that there really is no hard and fast rules to follow, rather, it is more of a personal preference to how you wish to place your collection. However,there are some guidelines to loosely follow that will help you bring it all together and get just the right look that you are after.
|This room is soooo romantic|
|Andy Warhol is famous for art such as this where a photo is repeated in different colours|
Measure your proposed arrangement first either on the wall with paper cut outs the same size of the frames or on the floor as I did in the picture below. This will give you an idea of how your masterpiece will look once hung & save your wall from having too many nail holes due to mistakes.
|Sorry for the angle, but you get the idea|
For my own gallery I wanted a mix of old and new frames to incorporate older accessories that would help complement my upcycled large antique buffet. Although the theme of our pictures shared a common thread in being photographs taken during our travels, I still wished for something more to tie them all together and provide a cohesive look.
|Matt colour - CC512 - Marshlands - Benjamin Moore|
I purposely chose not to centre the main photo of 'Ayres Rock' in line with the buffet and made sure I had enough room to include accessories such as my lamp & Chris's Bali dolphins on the left side.
Here are some more examples to help you decide which style will work best for you.
|No 'Negative' space happening here! Quite busy and eclectic, but that may just be the way you like it.|
|Contemporary, clean and casual.|
Why not try something completely different? Plates are making a return in home decor accessories.
|I really like this.|