THE GALLERY WALL
One of the most dramatic statements of art is the Gallery Wall. This is a grouping of frames hung on a grid. This is ideal for high ceilinged walls where one large painting would be prohibitive.
The subject matter for your gallery wall is up to you. Obviously, all the frames should match and be matted with identical measurement. Antique botanical books are perfect. The pages are without text and the variation of aging of the paper adds even more interest.
This gallery wall gives the illusion that these are individually framed sheets of music. The effect is exactly right. Imagine the pages of an antique book of nursery rymmns.
Oh, woe is the poor neglected hallway. If attention is paid at all, it is most likely the recipient of that “what should we do with this” framed what not. Now I love and appreciate family photographs, I just prefer them framed on a table. A collection of years of family photos in varying sizes and frame finishes can be overwhelming.
That awkward space beneath the stairs in the lowest level of the house often becomes the parking garage for items that traveled down the stairs, headed for storage, but made it no further. This idea is quite an eye catcher with the gallery of prints.
I understand all of the benefits of mounting a television. However, when not in use I prefer not to see it. This is a very satisfying solution.
If you have been wise and saved letters from loved ones, a gallery wall would be a lovely tribute. Because the stationary will vary in size, have the matting cut accordingly as it is essential that the frames are identical. This may be one of those projects that will evolve as you search for the ideal subject matter. Ponder the possibilities of where a gallery wall would be most striking. One is sufficient per home as it should stand on it’s own. Hopefully your choice will give you joy everyday because…
EVERY DAY MATTERS