The Gallery Wall

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.

Love this in the breakfast room

Love this in the breakfast room

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.

 

Sheet music in the nursery

Sheet music in the nursery

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.

Perfect hall gallery

Perfect hall gallery

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.

Perfect little cubby

Perfect little cubby

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.

Double gallery

Double gallery

Perfect for the end of the hall

Perfect for the end of the hall

The dark wall gives even more of a gallery appearance

The dark wall gives even more of a gallery appearance

Grand

Grand

This indeed makes a statement

This indeed makes a statement

Above this French buffet making a singular visual

Above this French buffet making a singular visual

So very clever

So very clever

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.

A narrow grid

A narrow grid

Perhaps a gallery above the desk might be of old letters

Perhaps a gallery above the desk might be of old letters

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

 

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