How to: Gallery Wall Artwork
Right now my home would be screaming BORING! There is a huge blank space above my fireplace and an even bigger blank space in my bedroom. I already have an idea for the bedroom. Should be working on it this week and will have more on it later, but my fireplace still remains solo. I finally ordered a new mirror and it should be here this week. What I want to do above the fireplace only requires about 5 pieces of art, but I’ve been drawing blanks.
What I love the most about gallery walls is the mix of traditional and modern pieces. I love the oil paintings, mixed with the photographs and a sketch thrown in for good measure, but I don’t know about you, but I don’t just have an attic full of these things.
And while I love IKEA for their amazing chic and cheap frames I don’t want to buy my artwork there. I want things that look like I’ve been collecting them for years and years, but I’m coming up empty handed at home, which has lead to loads of stress this week for me.
Family photos are always an option, but I wouldn’t want it to end up looking too much like a page out of the Pottery Barn catalog. Also I know it’s our home, but I’m not sure if people want to be welcomed with massive pictures of me in my wedding dress.
2. Lumas: A huge variety of photographs, but it’s a little on the high side.
3. 20 x 200: Amazing resource. Lots to choose from and they all start at $20. Also they are limited editions so you know not everyone is going to have the same piece in their home.
4. View Ville: Filled with fine art photo prints. Plus Martha Stewart recommends them so it must be good.
5. Aesthetic Apparatus: Stylish posters with a price point of around $25.
6. Image Kind: Great price points and my favorite thing is that you can browse by color!
7. Bare Walls: Has your traditional pop art posters, but also has Time and Life covers. It could be interesting to be a poster and then decoupage it on canvas for a unique look.
8.SCAD: Savannah College of Art & Design is a mecca of talent and in their store you can purchase student’s works.
9. You work for them: Has stock images and fonts that you can download at a reasonable price and then do what you like with them.
Now that you have the artwork you need to know how to hang it.
Ok dear readers I now need your help! You must spill and let me know where you find your artwork that doesn’t come from a big box stores.
Especially if you work in the field let me know who are your go to vendors when a client wants a gallery wall that encompasses them, but they have no artwork to start with.
Please add your resources in the comment section and then I’ll go in and add them to the master list so that we can have a massive resource list.