Monday, August 22, 2016

My One Step For Arranging Gallery Walls: Less Holes, Less Time, More Fun


If you're reading this you might be a fellow weirdo that re-arranges gallery walls often. Maybe you're fickle, maybe you do it to refresh your space, maybe you're always just trying to find the right balance. Maybe you're all of the above like me! Hopefully, you work in an art gallery or something to justify the insane amount of wall art re-arrangement. I've done this too so much that I've decided to do something simple that will make this easier in the future...


I trace all the artwork I own on paper and keep those papers on hand so I can arrange these into pleasing compositions first before any nails go in the walls!


One day I'll have a balance I can leave alone in this space (ha, maybe!) but until then, these paper tracing of my pieces will really come in handy.


How do you hang you gallery walls or art collections? Any tips to share?  I'm still trying to figure out my living area combined "great space" now that I relieved myself of some more furniture. I both follow and break the eye-height formula depending on the function of an area or where I want the eye to go. I'll have more gallery wall hanging tips coming soon!
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13 comments:

  1. I usually hang all my pictures Gallery style but I don't have a specific method per se. I just start hanging and the pictures kind of tell me where they want to be. I rarely rearrange unless I'm trying to make room for a new picture.

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  2. I usually hang all my pictures Gallery style but I don't have a specific method per se. I just start hanging and the pictures kind of tell me where they want to be. I rarely rearrange unless I'm trying to make room for a new picture.

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    1. I do the same intuitive hanging, the balance just comes. I leave my bedroom alone because its use is set but keep re-doing the living area. Just can't crack it yet, I know the latest mix will be short lived too, haha

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  3. Well I am definitely a fellow weirdo! I redo everything in my house for the reasons you listed... because I am fickle... because I want to refresh my space... because I am trying to find the right balance... and many other reasons probably too!

    Your gallery wall looks great and the tips for how you do it are a good idea as well!

    Tania

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    1. Thanks for sharing, good to know I'm not alone in the craziness!

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  4. I was going to hang some of my art on the last wall space available in the living room. Such a great idea to trace the frames on paper for layout purposes beforehand. I'll be sure to do that!

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  5. Glad it helped for your new hangings :)

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  6. Ooooo...doing the paper tracing is brilliant! I rarely re-arrange nowadays, but before, it's usually just hanging whatever fancies me at the time. It's usually just art that I've done, or what the kids have done anyhoo:) I love how you did yours on that last pic.

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    1. Aw, thanks! There was nothing there so I went lower on the wall than I normally would. That's sweet that you hang your kid's and your own art, very personalizing for your space.

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  7. Your gallery wall is gorgeous. Great tip with the tracing paper! I need to create some beautiful wall spaces. Our home is not our permanent one (probably for just a few years). So I'm trying not to get too attached by personalizing it. :)

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    1. We're planning to be out of here for RV life in a year so I don't paint or do any permanent moves, I need to take your lead and stop wasting time re-arranging stuff but I can't help it :D

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  8. This is some great, fun artwork you've collected!

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    1. Thank you :) Whenever I used to do art shows with friends I spent all my earnings just buying pieces from them. I got the Lydia and Audrey II for absolute steals being behind-the-scenes!

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