A blank wall is perhaps one of the most daunting challenges in decorating. Although there’s all sorts of things you could do there – hang a piece of art, add a piece of furniture, paint crazy stripes – it’s hard to make a decision when there are so many options.
My friend Kim had a similar problem in her eat-in kitchen. She has a blank wall next to the back door that is begging for attention. She’s a really great photographer (seriously) so she knew that she wanted to hang some of her images on the wall. But, even coming up with a plan for doing that felt overwhelming, so she hasn’t done anything yet.
Don’t we all know that feeling? I hear it over and over again. I’m even guilty of it myself!
So, I asked Kim to send me the dimensions and take a quick photo of her wall so that I could help her come up with an idea for a gallery wall of some of her images. This is the image that she sent me:
I set to work recreating this wall in my photo editing software (Photoshop Elements, if you were wondering). I was careful to make sure that the digital image I created was scaled to be the same dimensions as her wall. Then, I came up with a layout that I liked for the space using different sized frames that were also appropriately scaled from their actual dimensions.