In Progress: A Stairwell Wall Gallery

One of the projects that we have in progress currently is a gallery wall going up Dawn’s stairwell.  You may have seen this photo before of the stairs (aren’t they dreamy!?), but she kept coming back to it and feeling like something was missing.

By now, you should know that art is almost always the solution 😉

… but finding the right artwork and framing options can take some time!

For this wall, Dawn really loves the idea of an overall neutral feel that will include a few family photos, some vintage prints, and some modern art, as well.   She’s taking lots of inspiration from these two photos:

SOURCES — Left: Wildflower Home  Right: Chris Loves Julia

 

A gallery wall can definitely be a project that takes a bit of time, but collecting and planning is part of the fun! 

 

A few things we like to consider:

  • First: choose some anchor pieces.  These can be important personal pieces like photographs or they can be art that you’ve collected
  • Identify the mood you’re trying to convey.  Do you want it to feel very collected or more eclectic? Do you want lots of color or are you hoping to keep it more subdued and calm?

 

For Dawn, she decided that she wanted to keep things more calm and subdued but still very collected.  That’s why the art she’s choosing has similar colors in it that are all very neutral.  (A great way to mix, in our opinion!)  It’s also been a big guide as she’s collected the frames she’s hoping to incorporate. 

 

Striking that perfect balance in a gallery wall is what takes some time to curate… hence the work in progress 😉

 

We’re so excited to share this project with you as it comes together, but wanted to pop in and share a little bit about our approach in the meantime! For us, reading about the “behind the scenes” can be so helpful to make it personal in our own spaces.

 

Do you have a place in your home or office that is screaming “I need a gallery wall!!”?  What do you feel like stops you from pulling the trigger on tackling it? We’d love to help!


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