The most recent gallery doesn’t have a theme. Rather, it’s filled with pretty pictures and sentimental art. For months, we had paper templates hanging up. Everyone asked, “What’s up with your art?” I finally got sick of answering, and I had collected enough art to start hanging, so I did. First, I had to decide the layout I wanted. You see, the paper templates were completely generic papers to see if we would even like a gallery wall.
I gathered all the art in the large basement bedroom and shifted things around on the floor. I liked the general layout, so I started transferring the pattern to the wall.
Uh, oh. I grossly underestimated how large the wall was.
So, I rearranged my labeled templates on the wall.
The new layout filled out the wall nicely, with a few gaps to expand. I also left room at the top to add more frames once we move the flush mount light for a pendant.
Hanging was easy because I had already marked the nail holes and labeled each template, so I knew exactly which frame went where.
And here it is now. You can see the cast feet made it to the wall.
As I said before, I still have a few gaps to fill, like this to the right of the arrangement.
Overall, I really love the look. Ben kinda thinks it feels cluttered. I understand that, but I like the collected look more than one huge framed something.
What do you think? Do you prefer one large frame or a gallery wall? How many gallery walls do you have? What are your favorite pendant fixtures? How have you decorated your stair well? It’s a tricky little area.
P.S. We’ll be back again to share what everything is and where we got it from.