One of my favorite trends in home decor is creating a one-of-a-kind wall collage. Whether it’s photos, mirrors, pieces of art, or an eclectic mix, a collage has a stunning visual impact. It also allows you to create a completely personalized look in any space. In some of my videos for windowfilmandmore.com, I went over some different wall collage ideas. These included using mirrors and photos. There are a few basics to remember with any collage.
The first things to consider are the what and where. Will it be made up of photos, art, mirrors, a mix? This along with where you will display it will determine the overall size and shape of the finished collage. You should also consider other decorative or architectural elements in the space. You may want (or need) to work them into your design.
Once you have a general idea of the what and where, choose an element to tie everything together. Though the individual pieces may be very different, they should all have one similar characteristic. Color and shape repetition is an easy way. You could have several very different frames or pieces that will all work together in the same color, or if you’re using multiple colors, keep them the same shape or size. You can also have a theme to tie it together, like nautical or botanical. Whatever works for you and your space to hold your various items together.
This doesn’t mean you need uniform color or shape for your collage to work, just keep it balanced. This could be a little trickier, but as long as there is an even mix throughout the whole design, it can still work. Balance is going to be one of the most important things to consider in your collage.
This doesn’t mean it has to be perfectly symmetrical, though that is the easiest way to create balance. Both sides just need to be evenly weighted. Start with the largest, most dominant pieces first, and fill in the rest around them. If you are working with different colors, make sure they are all evenly distributed throughout the space. Same goes for multiple shapes or types of objects. As long as you take the time to plan out your collage, it should work. Lay out the pieces on the floor first to get your arrangement right if you need to.
So, in any collage, consider the what and where, have a repeating element to tie it together, keep it balanced, and plan everything carefully. As long as you follow these tips, your new wall collage will bring bold personalized style to your space. Just have fun with it and make it your own.
Check out these videos on mirror and photo wall collages for some more cool ideas for your creation: