I have been so inspired by the many lovely variations on wall dressings scattered about design blogs and Pinterest. As I embark on creating my own, personalized wall o' stuff, I want to be mindful of the space I'm creating so that it stands the test of time, reflects my loves and style, and doesn't end up just a cluttered mess that I have to dust on the regular.
I've established a few parameters for myself as I cultivate my display to ensure that I am on the lookout for bargains and treasures for my wall, as well as making sure I don't end up with something that simply takes up space.
Keep the content eclectic. I don't want to showcase just photos, or just prints, or really limit the content at all. I love seeing mixes of personal photos, landscapes, handmade prints, mirrors, monogram hangings, etc. It creates an interesting and signature look.
...But keep something consistent. Because I am OCD and will be fighting every urge to make the display perfectly symmetrical, I figure at least one consistent element will keep a clean balance. I'm opting for all white frames. Not all the same frame, but varying shades and shapes of white for the photos and prints.
Scale matters. I'm using a relatively small wall to create a focal point (versus trying to cover the whole wall), so large pieces must be chosen and placed wisely. But too many small elements can look cluttered, so this will be on-going balancing act.
Have you spied an awesome piece in a gallery wall lately? Do you feature one in your home?