Here is where I will break down the gallery wall tutorial. Try to explain why I put the things I did up, and the reason they are in that specific placement. This is what I started with. The Family rules canvas, and the hand prints.
I added the bright, blue river painting next. I liked the blue and green being close to the bright green hand print canvas’s. It also fit perfectly between them and the light switch. Yes, that is a very professional office tack I used to hang this. It is a smaller hole, and since I was doing this on the fly I needed to be able to move things around. I plan to change it to a normal nail… probably… eventually…. maybe. You know what? The tack works fine.
Now it is time to make the other side of the wall feel as substantial as the left side. It is somewhat hard to do because of the large text of the family rules canvas. I wanted to add the other small word canvas’s I had accumulated here.
Balance out the word canvas’s on either side. This way it is not all words on one side. With gallery walls it is important to make them feel “weighted evenly”. Depending on the type of gallery wall you are planning will set up the amount of concise plans needed. The one I am doing is a random one, which I prefer. But there still needs to be some organization to it.
This gallery wall of mine is similar to getting dressed up for a date. Taking forever to get done, over thinking your outfit choice, changing multiple times. Show up with the perfectly imperfect outfit and when told you look great you exclaim “Oh this old thing…”. That is what my gallery wall is. The imperfect, perfect. There needs to be a somewhat method to the madness. I am handling this by keeping text on either side. Not clumping all colors together. And making sure there is a blend of large pictures, and small on either side.
After placing the text pictures down. I picked the old feeling bridge picture to place next. I wanted to add it here so that the gallery wall would have a image on the top portion of it. Again, it also fit perfectly in between the other canvas’s.
Putting the other painting my Grandma did of the barn was a no brainer. It is bright, is sitting vertically, and almost the same size as the other painting. All of these things are on the left part of the gallery wall. Putting this picture on the right, brings it all to even out on the other side. An example of the perfectly imperfect thing I was talking about earlier.
To finish it off I added the name plaque that we got from my cousin when Dale and I got married. The shape of it makes it a perfect topper for a gallery wall.