I recently wrote a post about my friend, Brandi, and her super duper creative project of making a headboard from a mantle. You can see the post about that beautiful project here. Brandi is incredibly creative and talented. She loves color and has a great eye for aesthetics. She has an adorable little collage wall in her living room where she has done the cutest collage above her tv and I asked her if it would be okay if I shared it here on the blog.
This will be a quick little post, but I just had to share it. Collage walls are so popular right now, but it definitely takes good planning to do it properly. Brandi did hers just right. I thought I’d share some tips for a successful collage wall here, using Brandi’s as a visual to help show proper spacing and arrangement.
So here are some tips:
- Use items of varying shapes and sizes. Use large and small circles, large and small squares and rectangles, and organic shapes like letters. Varying the shapes and sizes is key.
- Use odd numbers. My mom always said, “Odd numbers always look better than even numbers”, and yes, that is very true.
- Space colors evenly. For example, if you have green in the top left corner of the arrangement, try and put a splash of green on the opposite side so your colors are splashed here and there throughout the arrangement evenly, rather than just having green all in one little corner. Think ahead of time about where each color will be placed.
- Hang the items spaced pretty close together. If you hang everything too far apart it will look scattered and it won’t look like one cohesive image.
- Sketch out your collage with colored pencils before you start. It’s easier to rearrange items in a sketch than it is on the real deal. If you’re thinking of doing a collage wall and want some advice or help sketching it out, leave a comment below – I help with this kind of stuff for a small fee and I’d love to help you out with your own project. If this post helped you to create your own collage wall, feel free to send me pics! I’d love to see what you do and post them here for others to see!