A gallery wall to hide the TV

Friday, August 29, 2014

I know I haven't shared pictures of my home yet but I need it to be a bit more put together to actually take the pictures, so please forgive me for taking my time (at least until the school starts next week !!). I'm just starting decorating because we moved in less than 4 months ago from France, so it took us a long time to unpack and to buy all the furniture we needed (and also because I just got back from a 5 week "pilgrimage" in France). Anyway, let the fun part begins now !

One of the things I prefer in our new house is this tiny room next to the kitchen that used to be a playroom. We immediately pictured a very cosy and intimate TV room in there. And it has been one of my favorite spots since ! I'll share more pictures of the room soon, but for now let me show you what I did to fill the awkward wall behind the TV.

I've always liked the idea of a gallery wall hiding the TV, like these :
So I decided to give a go. I used Command Strips because as much as I love me a good gallery wall, I'm not a fan of the nail commitment/"whole lotta holes in my rental walls" situation. And if you like to switch things up as often as I do, damage free hooks are your best friends. And your landlord's.

So, with the many frames I had on hand (looks like I'm a hoarder when it comes to frames ...), a few pictures / art / positive quote prints, here's what I came up with.
This is our view when we watch the TV. I wanted to achieve a cosy/"British den" kind of look, so I used with this beautiful painting we got as a wedding present (6 years ago tomorrow !) as a starting point - on the far right. It represents a very special place for me: the harbour where my parents' boat has been docked for the past twenty five years in Brittany.

Then I used a lot of gold, grey and black. I printed a few quotes / positive thoughts, the lyrics from our wedding song (The way you look tonight), family pictures of course, even a framed heart ornament. I also added a few postcards that used to be at my Grandma's and that I enlarged.
I love these Breton landscapes so much not only because they're great/free pieces of artwork, but also because they bring back so many memories from home and from summers at my Grandma's.

I'm pretty sure this room will get a fresh coat of paint soon, so this wall will probably look different then, but for now it's good enough to make this space feel home. Plus there are now interesting things to look at during the commercials (which happen SO often in England ...) !

Pssttt ... linking to : The Blissful Bee. Clean and Scentsible.

1 comment:

  1. Your gallery wall looks lovely! I love the idea of enlarging postcards! Never thought of that!

    Fabulously Vintage