Can I make a confession? I’m over the gallery wall…well, at least for now.
For years I’d coveted the beautiful gallery walls I’d seen on Pinterest and when we moved into our last place, we had a wall that was perfect for it! I spent several hours laying out our frames on the floor trying to get just the right composition, then I hung them. It was perfect! I loved the way it turned out, and then one day, I just didn’t love it anymore.
It was a made up of a collection of artwork, wall decor and photography we’d collected over the years. The frames were all different and mismatched and that quirkiness that I once loved about it, suddenly annoyed me. It felt busy, discombobulated and all the mismatched colors felt juvenile to me, like I’d decorated this space for a 10 year olds room, not the home of two 30 year olds.
But it wasn’t just that, as I get older, I find that I want my home to feel more like a peaceful retreat. Busy areas like my gallery wall don’t fit into that box. Instead, I’ve been gravitating more towards larger statement pieces, like this piece in our bedroom and this piece that was in our old entryway. They make a statement and create and atmosphere of calm that gallery walls just can’t seem to do—well, at least for me.
Now that we’re in our new place, I’m starting to hunt for some new pieces and everything that’s caught my eye has had a theme. It’s all very organic. Flowers, greenery, landscapes—they all remind me of being outdoors and they’re all super peaceful! The tough part will be narrowing it down to just a few!
How do you feel about the gallery wall? What kind of art do you like for your home?
‘Shining Statement’ I love the combination of pink and green in here. Might be perfect for my office!
‘Manuel Antonio Rocks’ If my memory serves me correctly, Manuel Antonio is a national park in Costa Rica that we visited when we were younger. Costa Rica is one of my favorite places I’ve ever been. I love when art has a personal tie.
‘Earthly Gradients’ I love this birds’ eye view and these colors are pretty insane. Isn’t nature magical?!
‘Foaming Sea Water III’ Exactly what it looks like, right?! I love the blue-grey tones in this neutral, but textured photo.
‘Redwoods Surround Me’ Is it just me, or does this make anyone else want to take a trip to California and see the red woods?!
‘Palm II’ You really can’t go wrong with a classic palm print. This one will add a casual, laid back vibe to your space.
‘A Vivid Fade’ This one is also pretty dreamy to me. It makes me think of when you first wake up and your eyes haven’t quite adjusted yet and I kinda love it.
‘Spanish Moss’ I’ve always loved Spanish Moss. It’s equal parts gorgeous, mysterious and the slightest bit eerie, but I love it! The greenery in this photo is stunning!
‘Even in the Rain’ The vivid greens in this and the contrast against the bright sky are simply stunning to me.