Creating a feature wall

 

 

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Creating a feature wall

In my new studio, I decided that I wanted to surround myself with inspirational things, so I decided to create a feature wall.  There are many different ways of doing this and I have favoured a ‘random’ approach.  Of course, it isn’t truly random; it just looks like it.

To get this look, you need to place the artwork in no particular order, although it is a good idea to pay attention to the colours, so that they give the right effect when you look at them. We each have different responses to this, so simply choose what feels right to you. I like to pin magazine clippings, art work, postcards and cards with coloured tape (anything that inspires me). I placed a couple of pieces in the centre, and built up more images around those, balancing the colours to produce the effect I was looking for. I kept things simple on the adjacent walls, one of them having nothing (yet) and the other, a single image in a frame.

 

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I chose pastel colours, neon, and white & black as my feature wall’s colour scheme. For the adjacent wall (the one with the single image),  I brought out two of the colours (yellow and black) from the feature wall.  The single image is black & white and the unfussy and elegant frame, from eFrame, is yellow, and it complements the graphic picture, perfectly.

 

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I love this frame from eFrame. It feels solid and works so well with the image I have chosen.  The image, of a girl, was a present (from Bodie and Fou) and I’ve been meaning to frame it for some time now.

eFrame have a broad selection of frames. The ordering process was so simple.  They have everything set out and you just state what size frame you want, whether you want a mount and if you want extras; for example, hooks. They can even print your image for you.  At each stage through the process, you can keep an eye on the cost; useful when you are working to a budget!  When my frame arrived it was incredibly well packaged in two boxes and loads of bubble wrap. You’ll receive your picture frame within 10 to 12 days. Overall, I highly recommend eFrame.

Here are a few alternative ways for creating a feature wall.

 

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All the artwork is placed to each side of an invisible central line.

 

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These paintings are off-set. Your eyes follow each piece either in a zig-zag or round in a circle – depending on how you see them.

 

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I like how all these photographs are in lined in columns, with equal spacing between each one. Simple, yet effective!

 

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What about making a corner a feature wall? Food for thought!

All of the features are great, right? I don’t know which one I prefer. What’s your preference?

 

For more ideas and instructions about creating your own feature wall click here.

 

 

 

  • Cat

    I love the idea of creating a mini gallery in my office. I have no idea what images I’d put up though! I keep saying I’ll find a few I love and get round to it but I never do haha

    Cat | http://www.catcrawfordblog.com

    • Hi Cat!

      Mini galleries are great to look at. Put up whatever images you are fond of, whether that be photographs of friends & family, pets, magazine clippings to holiday postcards. These are just a few examples.

      I’d recommend that you just start collecting visuals that inspire you and when you have a enough to start with, then assemble them on your wall. Once you make the start, then begin building this up. Getting started is the hardest part 🙂

      Emma Jayne x