DecorBook Classic : Hangin' with Art

In this new series, let's look at classic decorating ideas - all easily adaptable in our own rooms.

I'll confess. I'm a fan of blank walls. Rooms need breathing room, especially to give your eye a place to rest. But, don't you kinda love this salon-style grouping? The secret is to have enough blank wall so that the collection becomes a focal point. Arranging art in what's called "salon-style" is a longtime classic. Another time-honored style is the "gallery-wall." Either can easily be incorporated into our rooms. Let's take a look at some rooms to understand both styles. Soon, we'll all be hangin' with art.

Salon-style wall extends on two walls and almost floor to ceiling.

Various frame heights mimic a salon-style wall. By leaning against slim shelves, the collection can be ever-changing.

Graphic black and white, gallery-style.

Family time on a gallery-style wall.

Summer look, salon-style.

Love this collection displayed gallery-style.

Salon-style art against light and dark walls.

A clock collection mounted salon-style.

A gallery-wall's wood shelves creates interest.

White frames unify a salon-style staircase wall.

Online, you'll see tips for mounting salon-style collections - here's one using paper bags as a template. Whether it be salon or gallery style, unify your installation by choosing similar colored frames and/or mats. While we've looked at black and white art, can you imagine bold colorful photos in spring green frames? Hope you're bubbling over with ideas.

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