The modern day photo wall isn’t your traditional grandmother’s brag wall anymore. When selecting the right frames and using a fresh layout, you can create a work of art. We’ve mapped out some simple steps to make what seems like a daunting process enjoyable.
The first step of course is selecting some initial photos that you want to frame. The Jigsaw Designers suggest mixing black and white images with color to not limit your use of vintage family photos with your most recent ones. Next step is choosing an overall theme for your frames. Selecting a look that matches your style or something you’d like to compliment in your home for a cohesive look. The Jigsaw Designers recently installed a picture wall with all white high gloss frames mixing baroque, arabesque and simple style frames. The inspiration came from a trendy local hotel and perfectly complimented the existing white wrought iron and cabinetry in her home. Being limited on photo display space the result was a fresh modern art wall where the client could enjoy her much loved family photos every day.
Next, we recommend mixing in other elements into your picture wall to add depth and dimension. A fleur d’lei, family initial, or even your child’s artwork are great ways to add variety to your wall and express your personality. Once you selected all of your elements, it’s time to design the layout. The best way to start is simply take all your art wall pieces and create a layout on your floor. Move pieces around until you are satisfied with the flow. If it’s tough to get started try roughly sketching out the frame shapes on paper and gently taping them to the wall. Then move on to a mock layout on the floor to see what the finished look will be.
Once you’ve selected your layout you are ready to install. You will need to use picture hangers for installation and a measuring tape to space all the elements precisely. For a really crisp look, we recommend using a bubble measure to ensure the elements are perfectly straight. Lastly, step back and admire your work of art.
The modern day photo wall can be installed in any home or office, regardless of the overall style of the space. It can add warmth and coziness to any room and make you feel surrounded by loved ones. Whether you choose to make a photo wall with family photos or landscapes and artwork, following these steps will help you create a statement wall for you to be proud to display.
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Animal antlers are not just for hunting lodges anymore. They are also for those who seek a little whimsy in their décor. The longevity of this trend in displaying faux and real animal horns and antlers is definitely one that’s up for debate. Nonetheless, these interesting little oddities are simply…cool. Antlers and horns can be found in a variety of styles and materials; solid white ceramic, printed paper mache’, chrome and of course the real thing.
The Jigsaw Designers love the look of horns and antlers mixed into a modern space with clean lines. Get this look by placing a single pair of antlers or several pair on a solid brightly painted wall for a fun and modern look. The antlers in any style can bring an element of surprise to almost any room. We also recommend using a statement color antler with exaggerated features as a focal point in a living or dining room, possibly above the fire place for a quirky conversation piece.
Below are a few of our favorites. These interesting creatures are quite easy to find on-line. Some of the best styles we have found can be purchased in custom colors on Etsy. Others are available on-line at West Elm, Restoration Hardware and a variety of other on-line venues.
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Metal and metallic hues have fluctuated from gold to silver, chrome to brass for decades. Well, there’s a new trend in metal making waves in interior design. Made up of a mixture of gold and copper, Rose Gold has made its way from the jewelry market into home and commercial interiors. Rose gold is THE color in metallic this season and it is welcomed with its warm color and soft feminine glow.
Capture the trend without overdoing this look by adding a few rose gold accessories to any room. However not being the easiest color to find, light fixtures, mirrors, candelabras and throw pillows are quite readily available. Try adding a few pieces to spruce up a room that is all neutrals. It looks beautiful with hard wood floors, and pairs well with virtually any color. We especially love Rose Gold with white, blush, burgundy, cream, navy and purple.
If you have other metals prominent in your space, try the fresh look of multiple metals mixing rose gold, yellow gold, and silver. This look is very strong in the jewelry world and is naturally trending into interior design. If you are a skeptic about this trend lasting, do it yourself with Rose Gold paint which is available everywhere. Spray an existing vase and try the trend before you invest.
Jigsaw Designers recommend experimenting with Rose Gold. This precious metal will give any room a fun updated look with a gorgeous glow.
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