Anyway, here are some inspiration pictures of the look I'm shooting for in my own gallery:
I like how the art is all over the place here, in varying sizes, different frames, some hung and some leaning on the ground. There is balance in color schemes here as well, a neutral piece in the middle, red and purple hues on opposite sides, and the same with the blues. The placement of the different hues provides balance and a more unified look.
|via Angie Hranowsky|
|via Style by Emily Henderson|
|via Red Glasses|
As far as how to hang your artwork, Emily Henderson from Secrets from a Stylist (the best design show out there) has a great how-to guide. I can't tell you how many holes I put in the wall trying to hang things evenly--and when I read this I had a major DUH moment. In other words, don't feel bad if it never occurred to you to create mounting patterns on paper prior to putting 2934872346 million holes in your wall!
Soon I'll post about updates to my gallery wall and what sorts of art I've got goin' on. And maybe, just maybe I will get around to painting my living room this weekend. Boy, I'm really thinking ambitiously today...
What do you think about gallery walls?