Fill the gaps between the larger pictures with smaller pictures
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Decorating Your Wall With Pictures

Decorate your walls with pictures, as they are not mere adornments. No one can deny their power of beautifying a room, but there is more to pictures than that. They personalize and add character to a décor. Pictures become a mean of describing you, the dweller of the house. It’s said that “a picture is worth one thousand words”. These are the words that describe your likes and passions, offer a clue about who you are. These are the words that let an outsider take a peak inside the depths of your soul.

Anything can be expressed through a wall filled with pictures.  Your love of life, your attachment to your family, your moments of pride, your greatest yearnings… It’s up to you to choose what you want to reveal. Pictures represent an elegant way to put your mark on a space. If you are looking for ways to incorporate them, look no further. We collected ten amazing decorated walls that tell the story of their owners. Find inspiration in the pictures below.

1. The Charm Of Black And White

Black and white for an artistic touch

Choose to create gallery portraying you or your loved ones. Opt for black and white for an artistic touch. “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”- Ted Grant

2. Trying On The Shoes Of An Artist

Creativity and observation skills are required to create a wall gallery

Creativity and observation skills are required to create a wall gallery. One word need to echo in your mind, and that is “composition”. You are in the shoes of an artist and you need to come with a composition that will complement the room’s design and keep the observer engaged.

3. Coming Up With A Concept

Living room with picture decor

Any artist will tell you that coming up with a concept is the hardest part of the process. Once you found your idea, just let go and your passion will take over. To create a dynamic composition, play with different canvas and frames sizes by mixing them up.

4. Counter balance For Harmony

 Fill the gaps between the larger pictures with smaller pictures

One way to start is by placing the larger pictures first. Fill the gaps between them with smaller pictures, considering their interaction. For example, surround a black and white photo with colored ones. Make sure the former is larger, so as to counterbalance the power of colors through its size.

5. Scatter Accents Of Colour 

Colorful picture decor

When incorporating strong accents of color, make sure you scatter them across the wall, rather then grouping them together. This will create the a color flow that will run naturally, keeping the eye engaged and inviting it to explore the entire wall.

6. If You’re Not A Dare Devil

Living room with picture decor

If you want a dynamic wall gallery, but the strong color accents aren’t for you, then try working with the color of the frames. The eye will perceive a decrease in color. Use multiple tones of neutrals to create transition.

7. Harmony In Symmetry

Composition dominated by symmetry is pleasing to the eye

A composition dominated by symmetry is pleasing to the eye. It’s quiet and harmonious, inspiring calm and tranquility. If you go for black and white, choose pictures that will feature engaging patterns. This will help turn the gallery into a focal point.

8. A Wall Gallery With Mirrors

Mirrors help bounce light across the room

Mirrors help bounce light across the room. On top of that, their reflective properties provide you with the opportunity of doubling a feature. Either choose to have it reflect an intricate chandelier or a beautiful painting, a mirror would be an inspired addition to your wall gallery.

9. A Subtle Dynamic Effect

Small gallery with a dynamic design

This small gallery has a dynamic design. With the black frames, it forms a diagonal line. Diagonal lines are engaging because they create movement. Incorporate them if you are looking to create a subtle dynamic effect.

10. Creating Rhythm

Bedroom with picture decor

If you want something simple, yet engaging, take inspiration from this example. By repeating the same patterns and colors you are creating rhythm, which creates interest. Introduce the smallest difference in one of the pictures and the eye will catch it immediately. Take a closer look. Can you spot it?

Choose to personalize your home by decorating its walls with pictures. Would you consider it? What pro’s and con’s can you think about? We would love to hear your opinion, along with your tips and trick on creating the perfect wall gallery.

Currently studying architecture, I'm enamored of all visual arts. My path in architecture started with drawing. The childish play soon developed into a passion and then into a choice of profession. Architecture taught me a lot of things that can be applied in interior design. I'll share with you my perception of space along with tips on how to manipulate it to suit your needs. Enjoy!

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