I spent much of last Spring Co-Chairing the Spring Arts Showcase at Dilworth Elementary. Basically, this translates to countless hours hanging thousands of pieces of children's art work. We hung art in halls, over balcony's, on bulletin boards and from the ceiling. I became fearless in my arranging. Free from the educational constraints of the years spent studying art and of the constant fear of a professors scrutiny, I finally let loose and enjoyed myself. One day towards the end of the school year, I came home and started hanging art work. Old baby pictures of Scott's, portraits of the children, even "Gypsy Girl" received a new home on my gallery wall. I felt brave.
The great thing about gallery walls is that they free up the rest of your wall space and keep things from feeling to cluttered and spread out. I hope some of these pictures will give you the inspiration to start your own gallery wall.
Follow the linear lines and you will see that most artwork is hung to form rectangles. The pieces of the puzzle all fit together.
The gallery wall above the fireplace adds height and drama. This "unexpected" display balances the uniformity of the built in bookcases and completes the backdrop.
This gallery wall displays a collection of black and white photography without cluttering the other walls in the home.
Similarly light-colored frames keep this hallway from feeling heavy.
Analyzing this chart is easy but coming up with your own gallery wall may be more difficult. Using painters tape and pencil marks may help, but don't be afraid. . . most of the holes will be covered up with pretty artwork!