Would you believe I graduated with a BFA from a private art school? Yeah, I wouldn't either but I did haha
The idea was to make my new piece of art the focus in the gallery wall. I really liked how it looked in our powder room but after I hung our "new" mirror last night (also Instagrammed -- more/better pics coming soon!):
It became clear that the art was competing with the mirror and there was just too much "bigness" happening. Big art, big mirror, big chunky shelves above the toilet. Too much was happening in such a tiny space so that's how the gallery wall idea was born.
Unfortunately (well, maybe fortunately for my bank account haha) I don't have nearly as much art as I thought I did. I framed a couple of pieces I had sitting around and dropped the 6 vintage Alaska photos off at my framer's last week but there's so. much. wall space in this house that I simply need more art! At least that's what I'm telling my wallet haha
Anyway, here's a few of the pieces I've been eyeing lately:
Be You Print //
[ Image via Sugar Paper ]
I love this print's simple message and shiny gold type. I think it'd look great hanging in a bathroom as a subtle reminder of how to start your day :)
Wildly Convinced Print //
[ Image via K. Barteski ]
Another great message from another great print! I could see this one hanging in a bathroom or a bedroom serving as a little pick-me-up for those not-so-great days we all have. Or maybe in an entryway to give your confidence a nice boost before walking out the door?
Amethyst Print //
Land of Nod
[ Image via Land of Nod ]
I love this abstract take on a piece of amethyst. The colors are so pretty would really pop against our navy wall!
Things That Are Awesome //
[ Image via Funnel Cloud ]
If I had this print, I'd probably discover a new awesome thing everyday! It'd be a great conversation starter :)
All in the Details //
[ Image via Minted ]
Pretty little print! Not much else to say about it but that. I think it'd look great with the "Be You" print at the top :)
I plan on buying a few of the prints above along with DIYing a few pieces of art for the future gallery wall. Art won't be the only thing going on the wall though! I'll also mix in different 3D objects like my blue French Horn, my Nate Berkus turtle shell, and a couple of mirrors just to keep things from getting too boxy.
Do you have a gallery wall? What's included in yours? I feel like I'm the last one to hop on the gallery wall train haha