I’m starting another new series on the blog this fall. Coming up over the next few months on the first Tuesday of each month will be a series on creating galleries in different rooms of your house. To kick off this new series, I’ve put together a short list of my favorite wall art inspirations, to get the creative juices flowing.
Using collections and shelves to decorate small spaces with a big impact, at Design Sponge. Sandy Suffield has designed her flat (she’s in London) to show off the beautiful things that make her happy, and she kind of makes me want to redecorate my whole house. It would be easy to do this with vacation photos paired with family photos and mementos from important events.
This kitchen gallery, made up of many framed small photos, is perfect for the space. Stainless steel refrigerators are not magnetic (I know, I was shocked too), so you can’t hang photos on the front of the fridge. This is a great compromise, and the photos are all vintage or black and white, to match their neutral decor. Blogged on Apartmenttherapy.com
This funky, tiny, very old bathroom on Apartment Therapy shows how you can turn a plain, neutral bathroom into a fun, colorful place to spend your mornings getting ready for work. As she explains in the blog, it’s easy to switch out the pieces of art with something else when she gets bored with it. That and changing a shower curtain are very easy, fast and inexpensive ways to update a bathroom.
This awesome gallery wall that helps a TV blend into the wall in the living room, over at Burlap and Lace. Shannon does a great job putting together this wall. Pairing art with photos, again, would be a nice collection here.
Emily at 52 Mantels does a great tutorial on putting together an eclectic gallery display in a hallway. She includes textures, a color theme, and tips on how to hang the pictures. I like her “just wing it” style.
Bonus tips on how to hang pictures:
The fast and dirty way to hang a level picture without a ton of holes, by Jamielyn at I Heart Naptime (don’t we all).
View Along the Way. She’s funny, has great tips, her own personal handyman named Andy, and blogs every bit of her decorating magic.
Need more wall art inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board of the same name for lots of different ideas.