Although I love the gray color of my walls I cannot stand blank wall space. I knew I wanted to create a Salon styled wall to bring some life into my living room. Some people prefer wall displays to be more symmetrical, clean and based on repetition. You can find some examples of that here. I, on the other hand, prefer a more eclectic hodgepodge of artwork.
I collected my frames from all over. Frames can be pricey so over the course of a few months I checked out my local Housing Works, T.J Maxx and even found some great options on Amazon.com.
*Color Scheme: I suggest sticking with an overall color scheme. Although I did add in some color, I decided to work mainly with black and gold frames. This gives your wall a sense of cohesiveness. You want everything to look like it belongs.
*Don’t be afraid to play! Play with textures, shape, and color. Don’t stick with just a plain flat frame. Throw in a bold cut-out or even a circular frame to mix things up. Also, don’t forget about your lines! Be sure to play with vertical and horizontal frames.
*Add something other than art: I went with a wall clock, but a small shelf display would work just as well.
*Etsy is your best friend: I was able to find some great prints on this amazing website, including my Button U.S.A map and King Pug Newsprint.
*Get Resourceful: If you dont have the money or the resources to buy art, frame some printed paper or a design you like from a magazine. I ended up framing a wallpaper sample I had lying around (which you can see in the horizontal gold frame above).
*Although you want your wall to appear to be thrown together, you still want to maintain a level “organized chaos”. In order to do this, lay all of your wall hangings on the floor before nailing anything down. Move things around until you find an arrangement that is truly eye-catching.