With the fear of putting lots of tiny nail holes all over your wall， we know it can sometimes be daunting to hang a gallery wall or collection of art pieces in an empty space. But with a few tips below， you can feel confident about grouping together your favorite pieces for an impactful collection， just like you see in our catalogs.
If you’；re thinking of covering a large wall but aren’；t sure how to strike the right arrangement， focus on symmetry. In almost any situation， a symmetrical arrangement of art pieces will feel pulled together and polished. Above， we topped the windows with a series of 6 framed printsunique gifts for men， while in between， we used a large wall clock. Even though the different pieces are hung in an untraditional way， the fact that it’；s perfectly symmetrical gives the arrangement a sense of order and intentionality.solid throw pillow covers
If you’；d like to combine pieces of varying sizes， like the collection of framed photographs above， focus on selecting a unifying element. Here， we chose to all black and white photographs， so even though they’；re in frames of different finishes， their black and white color palette unites them and makes them feel like a collection. Of course， the unifying element doesn’；t need to be the subject of the art. Matching frames are a great way to join pieces on a wall.
If you’；re working with a collection or on a wall that can’；t be perfectly symmetrical， then focus on creating balance. On this wall， a collection of dog prints are grouped together around a large mirror， and while they aren’；t perfectly symmetrical， there’；s a balance to them. To create this balance， we placed a large gourd lamp right up against the wall. Even though it isn’；t an art print， visually it fills any gap in the arrangement， giving a balance to the entire collection.
To give this collection of prints a little more personality， we layered a sunburst mirror right on top. This is a great way to create huge impact on a wall! If you’；re thinking of layering， consider the shapes of the different pieces. In the space above， this layered collection works because the radial shape of the sunburst mirror contrasts the very angular arrangement of the egg prints， creating a lovely contrast. But if you don’；t have a sunburst mirror， you can use a smaller round piece on top of a square or rectangular piece (or vice versa) for a similar look.
If you’；re looking for a grouping that feels a little more simplified but still has presence， choose a pair or trio of large prints. Two oversized pieces that have a similar subject matter and matching frame are an easy way to make a big statement， without complicating things. Two larger， complementary pieces are especially lovely in rooms with lots of furniture pieces because they don’；t clutter up the wall， but still feel worthy of such a large space.
For more tips on how to hang pieces， read our thorough how-to guide， or find wall decor inspiration by browsing our Pinterest Board.
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We all know that bedrooms are for sleeping in but they also serve a purpose of being our private space and what goes on behind the bedroom door is our secret. We are not the ones to pry - but we understand that bedrooms need to be full of romance from time to time! If your bedroom is totally uninspiring, you have come to the right place to discover some simple tricks and decorating advice for filling your rooms up with romance.
Home decorating is not always as simple as it should be. Just like fashion, what works for one may work for another- you are limited in your choice of décor by the size and shape of your room. If have already fallen in love with that glamorous interior beaming out of the pages of a glossy interior design magazine, then you could be set for disappointment due to measurements and dimensions that just don’t translate.