I am very excited to start offering wall galleries to my clients in the new year. Instead of one canvas you can get groups of 3 or 4 to really showcase your beautiful family in your home. I love wall art because it is something that you get to enjoy every day instead of putting it in a book or a drawer that you will never think to look at.
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 “saying boards” mixed in. Sometimes they have one big art piece and other times they want to do a large grouping of smaller canvases all together. Either way you decide to make it there are a few things to keep in mind to helping you get it right without putting a bunch of holes in the wall and then having to take them out.
- 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. You could take a photo of the wall and print it out and draw right on the paper until you find something that fits the space they way you like. You can also do a mock up the placement on the ground with some paper in the sizes you think you want and 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 help.
If you are interested in a Family photography session, find out more here.
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