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..
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.
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.
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