I have a really LARGE wall space between our TV and a window in our living room. I'm not talking "5 feet long" big, it's a whopping "10 feet long" big. I have been stumped with what to do with the space because it is so large and daunting. Some people might say, "That's better than having a small wall space," but I tend to differ. Small wall spaces are fun to decorate because you are able to branch out and try something bold, and not have to worry about it taking over a room, or being too loud. Large wall spaces can be overwhelming. I love decorating challenges, but this one had stumped me for a couple months.
I had been researching ideas and racking my brain, and just had not found something until I was down in my basement looking at my collection of wall art (which I have realized is quite small) and it dawned on me... My collection was eclectic, so why not make it a gallery? I went to my "go-to" website for decor and decorating tips, good ol' Pottery Barn®, and they had a couple pictures of their "Gallery Wall," examples. (See below)
I gathered together all my frames but didn't have pictures to fill them, so I pulled out some pages of old history books I bought at a garage sale last summer. I use the books merely for decor, so I figured, no one would notice if a picture or two were missing right? I tried to select pictures that looked similar and that would fit my 8 by 10 frames.
I ran out of dark colored frames, so I temporarily hung a couple that I recently painted Country White for another project. I say temporarily because my wall color is Light Champagne and the white frames blend in with the wall. Now, I am able to see what size frames I need in the future to fill those spots.
I like the way it's starting to look, I still need more "gallery pieces," aka "things," to put on the wall but what I have is a start. (See pic below).
After looking at this picture I have a list of things that need to happen.
#1 I need more frames that will pop against the wall color, especially that vary in brown stains
#2 More gallery-esque pieces aka "chotskies"
#3 Play with/edit the spacing between the frames
#4 Add a console table below the frames that it will anchor the entire wall
Though, so far, I'd say it's a good start but definitely a work in progress. I will post pics when I update it.
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