I recently had the chance to gather all my tea towels and prints that I have been collecting for my kitchen wall. I've always wanted more colour in this space but thought it is safer sticking to greens and browns. So, in an effort to spruce up the place I sat down and started planning my wall, obviously using my arts and craft skills to get into the mood.
After completing my wall project, it was amazing how instantly the pictures changed the room. I never realised how high our ceilings are, which was a nice surprise considering how tiny our home is! The best part was my toddler's first reaction when he walked out from his nap... He stood there, rubbed his eyes and said "WooooooW! 'mazzinnng!"
So I have shared a handy little diy quick hint to help get you started changing your walls to look 'mazzinnng.!
1) On the first piece of paper draw a really simple sketch of the wall you will be adorning. This only needs to give you a basic idea as real measurements take place when you are actually hanging... (you were planning to measure the wall right?!!)
2) Prepare all your photos in the correct frames so as to give yourself the best chance at organising and balancing your wall. **
3) In the most basic of detail, draw the relative size and overall colour of each frame you plan on hanging. If you have some that you are unsure about, draw them anyway as this is the time to play around.
4) Now for the fun part. Grab a cuppa and start trying every possible arrangement you can think of. If you have one image that you are definitely sure about its position, start with that one and work around it. Remember to think about colour, size and balance. If you are totally unsure, step back and think about 'how does it feel?" - lopsided? top heavy? too plain in the centre? are all your favourites piled up on one side? ahhh.... just right?
5) Why not add some accent colours. Take one of your plain old frames out in the alley and treat it with a few coats of enamel spray paint. Get your graff on! Make sure to allow drying time prior to hanging (of course that seems obvious, but some people are so eager!)
7) When you are 90% sure, get your 3M hooks out, it's time to start hanging pictures! (Don't stress, you'll never be 100% certain!)