Artful Arrangements Part II

This is Part II of my "Artful Arrangements" ongoing series, a compilation of images from all over the web showing gorgeous and eclectic examples of framed artwork and other wall decor that have been artfully arranged in eye pleasing ways.  To me, wall decor should be seen as a type of decorative vignette with different colors, shapes, textures and materials that all strive to give a room life, personality, individuality and overall character.

There are a lot of great ideas in this post to help you start your very own art wall vignette, or perhaps inspire you to work on the one you already have or just motivate you to finally hang up all that art you have stashed away!!

If you are the type who can never get anything up on the wall out of fear that it won't look right, here are some of my tips:

- First, arrange and rearrange all frames and objects to your liking on the floor in front of the wall where you want to hang it OR use brown paper grocery bags to cut out the shapes of your frames and other objects and then play with them on the wall to see what looks best (when you're done you can even hammer your nail right through the paper to mark the exact spot!) 

- Second, make sure to mix different colors, shapes, textures and most importantly: objects!  Throw in an antique key, shadow box, cross, mirror, candle holder or anything that you can find a way to hang that looks good up on the wall.  Variety creates a worldly, eclectic and collected look that can give a room great personality!

- Third, JUST DO IT!  Trust me, just get it up on that wall, you'll feel a lot better and so will your space!
If you like this post be sure to check out Artful Arrangements Part I or Beautiful Wall Decor and Art: Plates: Part I for lots more beautiful and inspiring images!



(All images via a Google image search on framed art and wall art vignettes, I do not claim ownership of any of these images.  If  any of these images are yours and you would like them tagged/linked or removed please feel free to e-mail me)

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