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Gallery Wall Tutorial
On-Display Thursday: Gallery Wall Tutorial @ A.Steed's.Life
Welcome to "On-Display Thursday" - a new weekly series of blogging on SignsByAndrea.com!
Today I'd like to share my personal favorite way to display a combination of words on wood signs, photographs, and artwork prints - a Gallery Wall. This one just happens to live in my very own kitchen. :) Several months ago, I shared a detailed tutorial on my personal blog for how to achieve this gallery collage look.
The result has been a conversation starting, eye-catching wall of stories that everyone comments on when they come into our home. The wall tells the "story of us" via sentimental pieces like our Dated Wall Art, marriage certificate, newborn hospital photos and hand prints of our children, and special milestone memories (like a photo of our first home).
For additional texture and depth (and to break up the monotony of all the black frames), sprinkled in are a few custom painted signs with one of my favorite mottos "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.", a "Sweet Home Alabama" sign, which is where we currently live and since it's in the kitchen, I threw in an "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" sign.
What makes this hodge podge of items work? A combination of a few good gallery wall tips:
- Use similar margins between the frames for continuity.
- Create balance, by placing larger pieces pieces first, then filling in with smaller ones.
- Make visual triangles to lead your eye from space to space and spread the styles of artwork around (as I did with the placement of some of the larger frames and non-photo pieces).
- Use mats and frames in the same colors to allow the colorful artwork and photos to stand out.
Join me again next week as we take a look at another great typography display idea. Have an idea to great tip of your own to share? Send your ideas to me at email@example.com to be featured here!
"On-Display Thursdays" is a new series here at SignsByAndrea.com meant to show off fabulous ways to display inspiring words in your world through signs, posters, prints, monograms and more. Subscribe to my feed to check in each week to see what we've found!