Recently I was challenged by Wayfair to create a Gallery Wall in my home.
Normally when you think of gallery walls its natural to think of a mass of prints or pictures positioned on the wall together.
But did you realise that in the true sense a gallery wall it can be so much more than prints and pictures.
It can be made up of other important things that you want to displace like letters, plates, prints, mirrors, textiles, ceramics and even shelving can help break up the visual field and it can help give the wall more depth.
I am challenging myself to be able to add in the functional items needed in my office along with the pretty, quirky and pieces of art and ceramics too.
When I am starting something that involves making a statement I often begin to think of Pintrest and pretty, perfect and unachievable things that makes me anxious but who said interiors and creativity has to be done a certain way. This is where I am thriving with my home recently, I am thinking somewhat sideways and I am loving it.
Since I was in dire need of finally finishing my office at home and I needed the space to be functional as a spare bedroom and home office. Along with being peaceful, easy to use and pretty I started with the things I needed to function with.
Then I added in what I already had:
- Owl jar
- blogger framed prints
- Small white picnic basket
But now how was I going to add it all together to create a functional wall space but yet one that represented me too and tied the whole room together.
First was the Sacred Arbor Canvas Wall Art by Claire O’Hea from Art Group which contained all the colours in the room from the bedspread to the lamp and since I needed something on the wall behind me this made an ideal spot to tie in everything.
Next was this Save The World Mounted Framed Typography. I am such a worrier and tend to think everything that needs doing and rescuing lands on my shoulders, often detrimentally to my own health or feelings so I love the sentiment of this.
Last on the list of 3 pieces of art we were challenged to find as part of this gallery wall I choose Big Willy … OK we know how important William Shakespeare was to the world of words and this cheeky tongue in cheek image just made me laugh … I am no wordsmith but I love both my blogs for the freedom that they give me to write about my life and my feelings so this represented my take on the literary genius, slightly tongue in and with pink shades!
I know my facelift didn’t really consist of the standard ‘norms’ you would expect with a gallery wall, however I am thrilled with my corner of the house. Somewhere that is functional, yet fun, organised, yet confused and I think the prints from The Art Group at Wayfair for sending out these amazing pieces that make me feel empowered and yet make me laugh in equal measure.
I think it completely represents me and the way I work.
Now to look for a clock to finish it off.
Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Wayfair. All thoughts and opinions were independently formed by members of not THAT Jaime Oliver.