The Art Wall

I have always subscribed to the theory that artwork can turn an average home into an amazing home. It gives your walls personality; almost like a nice necklace or a great pair of earrings.

Of course, I understand that most of us arent going out and buying thousands of dollars worth of original artwork every weekend. But you dont need a big budget. After all, purchasing prints from some of your favorite artists, is a wonderful way to start off a collection of work. And with prices often starting as low as $20, you can afford to buy more than one at a time..

Red Sky at Night print by Brainstorm Print and Design and Can-O-Color print by James Gulliver Hancock.

So, what do you do with all these prints once you have them sitting in your spare bedroom collecting dust? Well, frame them up and cluster them together to create an art wall. An art wall is the perfect way to showcase small to medium size works. Filling a large visual space. Its a lot easier than a looks.

Le Manege and Fragile. Both by Marco Photography.

Tip: When creating an art wall, dont be afraid of using varying sizes and even mismatched frames in your cluster. Combining illustrations with photography gives a nice balance too. And mapping out the pattern on the floor first, before putting nails in the wall, is suggested as well.

Swanboy print by Im Smitten and Owl art print by Boy Girl Party.

Resources for more Tips and Tricks on Creating your Own Art Wall:

Art Wall flickr group

How to Create an Art Wall post from Daisy Jane

Art Wall Online

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Image Credit (top of post): Domino Art Wall and Skona Hem Salon


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i’ve been working on one of these for years now, still not complete but i will have to take pics to share soon.

patrick andrew adams

I’d love to see pictures when its complete Patrick. Does it include your own photographs? I bet it looks great. I actually just completed an art wall in my office area over the long weekend myself. And I am really pleased with the results. I’ll have to take pictures as well.
-Brittni

papernstitch

Oh my goodness, I adore this post, Brittni! I am working on an art wall in my office and love these images! It’s so much fun to see how the wall changes over time — a big wall collage :).

Carolyn

Thanks Carolyn.

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