All of my clients get something printed in their packages. If you don’t have room for one big photo you can always make a gallery with groups of smaller ones. I love wall art because it is something that you get to enjoy every day walking through your home instead of keeping it on a flash drive or storing it on your phone.
There are so many choices when it comes to hanging pictures on the wall. Some people like to mix and match art with photos and others like to put little “message boards” mixed in. Hobby Lobby has some really nice options. Either way you design it there are a few things to keep in mind to help you get it right without putting holes in the wall and then having to fix it later.
These 5 tips will get you on the fast track to your design:
- Pick the space you want to fill and determine which layout you want to use before you start. There are a few options to how to do this. My favorite one is to make cutouts the sizes of the photos you want to hang and tape them to the wall. It allows you to move the shapes around to decide the order on the wall. If you are replacing excising art you can also do a mock up the placement on the ground. Place the largest ones first then fill in the spaces with the smaller ones.
- When hanging your photos treat all the photos as one big photo and keep the center at eye level approximately 60″ from the floor.
- Avoid putting large groups to close together. You want each photo to have it’s own space. There should be about 2-5 inches between each piece.
- Doing a grouping with the same color theme always looks better than mix matching colors in a group.
- If you are hanging photos over a piece of furniture the group or single canvas should span 2/3 the width of the furniture that sits below it. There should also be 4-6 inches of space below the bottom of the grouping to the furniture.
If you book a session with me I go over all this and will come to your home to help you figure all this out. It’s a little tricky but once it’s up and you get to look at your beautiful photos every day it will totally be worth taking the time to get it right!
One of my favorite sites to refer to in helping you with layout ideas is here at Pottery Barn. Check it out if you want some more assistance in creating your gallery.
If your looking for more ideas on how to create a wall gallery you can check out Better Homes and Gardens 5 tips on How to do a gallery wall.
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