Deciding what to hang on your walls can be a daunting task. I totally get it. I have some go-tos, no fail solutions, but even those only work in certain wall spaces. Today I’m going to highlight different art I have on my walls, and hopefully provide you with some inspiration for different types of art for your walls too!
I recently re-did the gallery wall behind our tv and used all the same frames to create a co-hesive look.
There are so many options with gallery walls. Here is what the gallery wall behind out tv looked like before :
I used a mix of frames and objects to cover the walls, which also gives you the most wiggle room. If you are nervous about spacing or not being able to line everything up perfectly this type of gallery wall is your friend. You can also use a mix of frames like I did in our staircase gallery wall.
When I started our gallery wall, I hung one of my larger frames first on the bottom right. I used that as my starting point but to build off of, and just kept adding frames up the staircase as I had the money to get them. I didn’t follow a pattern, but before I put any nails in the wall, I would hold up a couple different frames to see which one filled that spot best. Trust your gut, your eyes won’t lie to you, and I generally make sure my frames are about an 1″-2″ apart. And further than that it will look too spaced out.
My next go to for what to hang on the walls is stacking frames and art. This is best for narrow walls, next to a window, or a corner. I utilize this a lot not only in my own home but with clients as well. Below you can see to the right of the window to large white frames stacked on top of each other. Notice they don’t compete for a lot of visual space, but have a simple, clean look to putting something on your walls.
I will do this a lot of time with identical frames, or mixing frames. Below I have 2 different frames stacked on top of each other. When I do this, I typically put the larger frame on the bottom. There really is no rule, that’s just what looks natural to me. In both of those photos, you notice I only used 2 picture frames. Sometimes I like to make the grouping a little longer by adding a third piece. I recently redid this little wall between our 2 chairs in the living room and did just that. I added a larger frame to the bottom, and new oil painting from the Secret Zebra on top.
This helps add some mix to the family photos. Sometimes using all pictures can feel too overdone. I will give you a list at the end of what I like to put in my frames once they are hung. Another grouping I have in a corner of our living room incorporates 2 frames stacked, and antlers from a deer my husband got while hunting a few years back.
I also like to fill my walls with larger pieces too. Hanging wall art, or wooden signs are a great way to fill up some empty wall space, especially if you have a lot of it.
I got this larger sign from Pottery Barn years ago which was also my inspiration for starting this blog. You can read that story HERE.
Between You & Me Signs is where this gorgeous “house statement” wood sign came from in our living room. I also have a few of her other signs in our home, and love the meaningful statements they add to our space. They are a great way to represent who we are as a family.
I love these wall hangings from Vol. 25 because they feel more like relaxed art to me. I love the texture of the canvas and the wood slats they are hung with, and they add so much interest to any space.
Deciding what to hang on your walls doesn’t have to be difficult. I think family photos tend to be my first go-to. Next up would be art prints or free printables. I love using this fern study free printable set, and print them out on thick cardstock. Etsy is another great source for finding printables at a reasonable price or free. Just click “prints” under the “Home & Living” tab. You can also refrain your search by looking up “botanical prints” or other key phrases. You can choose to mix color and black and white or stick to one color palette. The Secret Zebra where our new oil landscape painting is from also has beautiful black and white animal and botanical prints and is offering 10%OFF to Rooms For Rent readers with code : TSZ10.
You can check out my tutorial HERE for tips on hanging a gallery wall.
And THIS tutorial for creating some easy DIY Abstract art that looks great side by side or stack on top of each other.
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