Hanging pretty – part 1

So I’ve been meaning to write a post about gallery walls for about a year, but keep putting it off because there’s just so much amazing material out there to draw from it’s kinda daunting!

But this morning I am feeling up to the challenge, so please feast your peeprs on these badboys.  Gallery walls are such a simple and striking way to jazz up a space, whether it be a main living room wall, a smaller installation in a bedroom or home office, or even a mini setting in a powder room.  Today I thought I’d cover the more structured and sensible designs, and tomorrow the quirky crazy ones!

I am ever so slightly in love with this dark angular series of pictures, set off by the bright orange box display (and one seriously gorgeous console).

Also love this idea of using a series of picture rails:

Add some colour but keep your gallery in order just so:

Or go for a more large scale, in your face display:

What a cute display of vintage hankies!

And this simple all white affair is very stiking also:

Love this entire vignette!!

Opt for botanical prints for a more traditional vibe:

Staircases are such an ideal location for a gallery wall – the curving surround ups the interest factor also:

Mirrors look AMAZING as part of a gallery wall, in my humbles opinion:

As do these incredible black walls!!

Love this more homely vibe:

(credits: House of Turquoise, Apartment Therapy, Pinterest, Domino, Interior Design, Lonny)

And here are a few tips for places you could check out if you like the idea of starting up your own collection of bits ‘n’ bobs!  Please excuse the messy links, WordPress is doing my head in…

1. Khristiana Howell (http://www.etsy.com/listing/75916370/simply-provence-11×14-black-and-white?ref=sr_gallery_3&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=black+and+white+photos&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

2. Tascha (http://www.etsy.com/listing/72720933/frida-kahlo-blue-bird-tree-tops-cute?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=cute+painting&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

3. Grant Corless (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74279530/a-view-from-the-seine-ii-paris?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=watercolour+painting&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

4. Kathleen Robinaugh (http://www.etsy.com/listing/79061990/rustic-tags-school-yearbook-primitive?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=black+and+white+photos&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

5. Den 10 Studio (http://www.etsy.com/listing/55250207/threes-company-vintage-chairs-11×14?ref=sr_gallery_40&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=print+of+chairs&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

6. My Birdy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/74732348/love-bird-picture?ref=sr_gallery_13&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bird+picture&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)

7. The Modernist Artist (http://www.etsy.com/listing/81222425/30-off-special-promo-limited-edition?ref=sc_4)

Now go grab some nails and start picture hanging!

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