Do you have a stack of photos, or a collection of children’s drawings, and/or assorted framed pieces you’ve been meaning to organize? Create a picture wall with a collection, and voila, art on display!
I’ve worked with clients to design a “hallscape” with their children’s drawings. The whole stretch of hallway wall was where the children and parent would place drawings and paintings…and the children got involved in making updates, in fact being “curators” of their own collections.
Of course half the work is in the sorting, and deciding on the placement before a nail/tape hits the wall. And you can be as precise or as go-by-eye as you like. In the case of this photo, we measured the space above the living room chesterfield, and placed the pieces on the carpet as a mirror copy the placement area on the wall. We used a combo of measuring and visual placement, leaving more room for creativity and last minute changes.
Sometimes framed photos, prints or paintings don’t quite fit into the decor of a room or in that special location…but with a defined-placement-collection, you can create a unique-to-you statement. For example, travel photos, or a mix of paintings can be used to create a themed grouping.
Hope this encourages you to dust off some of your treasures and display them for you and others to enjoy!