MOST ARTWORK SHOULD HAVE A UNIFYING COLOR OR THEME
This is not an absolute necessity but gives your wall a cohesive look. The unifying element could be a color that each piece contains, the frame colors, or subject matter. Above, each piece has a similar color palette which brings the composition together well…even though some pieces are framed and some are not.
CHOOSE A LAYOUT - RANDOMNESS OR A GRID. There’s something to be said about the symmetry of a grid but I prefer a more randomly but balanced arrangement. If you choose to do a grid, be prepared to measure EXACTLY and then measure again. If a grid is not perfectly symmetrical, it looks awful and distracts from the beauty of the wall. A random arrangement gives you more room for human error.
CRAFT PAPER IS KEY This takes some time but it’s SO worth it. Cut a piece of craft paper to the size of each piece of art and arrange them on the floor until you get a balanced look. Start with the largest piece as a centerpiece and go out from there. Try to keep the space between each piece the same.
USE YOUR PHONE Stand above your floor arrangement and snap a photo. Looking at a photo of this masterpiece will allow you to. better critique the layout. Keep doing this until you decide on the perfect arrangement.
TRANSFER TO THE WALL Using masking tape, place the craft paper rectangles on the wall just as arranged on the floor. Take a step back and make sure it looks balanced and the negative space is equal between each piece. Make a dot on each piece of paper exactly where you want the nail and then hammer away.
My goal is to make art accessible and enjoyable by all. I hope this has helped in that.