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Friday, January 7, 2011

Filling a Wall

Sometimes, when faced with a blank wall, the task of filling it seems really daunting.  Many people try to place one large object in the middle, and while this can make it feel less empty, it often still feels incomplete.
Kathryn at {Nannygoat} did such a good job transforming this wall step by step that I just had to share it!
She started with a family picture, that while large in size, wasn't anywhere near large enough to fill her huge wall. 
It got even better when, after hanging the picture on the wall, she framed it with another, more ornate frame.  It really pops and makes a great focal point, but if she had just stopped there, the wall still would have felt incomplete.
This is where most people begin to struggle.  You have to bring things in on either side of the middle statement piece, and they don't necessarily have to be pictures or even match, or even be lined up perfectly! gasp! 
They dont' even have to be symmetrical!!  But, bringing new pieces to the wall causes the eye to travel around, looking at each individual piece, making the wall feel full.  It helps when they are very different from each other. 
I think my favorite thing about this set up is the fact that it's asymmetrical.  I really love the lettering above the picture.  
So, there you have it.  What once looked like this: 
Now looks like this: 
Notice that the collage doesn't even fill the wall.  That's ok.  As long as between 1/2 and 2/3 of the wall is covered, it will look and feel complete.  Any less feels a little bare, and any more feels a little cluttered.
What a great job she did!!  I might have to copy!

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