Gallery walls have been in for a while in the design world. I love so many different approaches and Pinterest if full of some good ones. Originally I wanted a chi very minimal modern same frame look. Similar to the IKEA RIBBA frames with artwork with pops of colors in black and white.
Then I went on the journey to find affordable prints on Etsy and Pinterest. None of the prints seem right for my style. One day I was in the Goodwill and saw a vintage oil painting at Goodwill of flowers and I was hooked.
I decided not only would I only do paintings, but it would be a floral gallery wall bouquet. My original desire was to find vintage paintings of landscapes and people, but none of them spoke to my soul. Yes, I’m a little emotional here, but art and my home are important to me. I need to be inspired by beauty and be able to keep looking around.
In the process of sourcing painting I found Goodwill online and some local gems. I also created some original Carla B. pieces because I found a frame, but no art work. When you’re collecting vintage items you can’t make a list of photo ideas, but keep in mind colors. Here are a few of my top 3 tips for collecting vintage artwork.
- Search often
- Create templates before hanging (see link)
- Frames can be painted and mixed around to fit your needs
Maybe you can guess which ones are my handy work?
Every day, I notice something different in the paintings and artwork. I can change a throw pillow or a blanket around and I see blue and pinks. In fall I can change out things and pull out the warm oranges, browns and dark greens. I’m not bored with the design and don’t think I’ll change it anytime soon. I might create more walls of art, but for now my floral gallery wall is the focal point of the main gathering place in my home.