I love showing you progress in my apartment each week! This week I'm showing you the gallery wall in my living room. I decided, since my ceilings are vaulted, the wall with the TV needed something else on it to take up more visual space, also distracting from the black TV. Creating a gallery wall around a TV is one of my favorite ways to do just that. Now your eyes will go to the pretty art and pictures, not the boring black box. First, I'll show you my design inspiration for the gallery wall. I played around with some layouts in photoshop before I hung the frames, and I ended up changing it again before getting it up on the wall.
The above inspiration helped guide me in the layout, but I actually found a few more frames I wanted to add into the mix. I laid out the collage on the floor before I put it up on the wall, just to be just I liked the layout. Then I started from the middle, hanging the peony print from Minted first. Have you seen their art prints?! There are so many lovely ones here!
In order to balance the white frame on the right side, I hung another white frame on the bottom left but turned in the horizontal orientation for some variety (I've yet to fill that frame with a picture! I need to print a photo still!)
Because the TV is black, carrying a ton of visual weight, the gallery wall needed a few touches of black to help distribute the weight around the wall. Without a black frame, the gallery wall would have felt small and way too "light" for the space. Black helps ground the wall, bringing contrast and tying in the black from the TV. So, next I hung my beautiful Chair print by Jill Atogwe in the upper left:
I mirrored it on the other side with another black framed print of a settee, also by Jill. This one I turned the other way for some variation. Below it went a white frame with my All Gold print by SS Print Shop.
TIP! Before I hung any of these frames, I taped a piece of paper to the wall, took a step back behind my couch and made sure it looked good in that spot. That way I don't have extra holes in my walls from little mess ups ;)
I can't show you the whole thing, but I can give you a sneak peek of the finished gallery wall:
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Do you have any gallery wall hanging tips?! Hopefully some of these visuals helped you with your next collage project.