My oldest daughter has a randomly placed, odd sized window in her bedroom. To visually deflect your eye from it, we put up these yarn balls. They definitely helped, however she still had a very blank wall on the other side of the window.
My plan was to place the gallery wall on a diagonal in an effort to make it appear that we were incorporating the window in the gallery.
Sort of camouflaging it.
There are many more orthodox ways of putting up a gallery wall. None of which work for me.
Here's my very helter-skelter method:
First, I took several thrifted frames out to the garage and sprayed them either black, gold or white - no science there. Just guess which ones you're going to want which color - this doesn't always work and sometimes requires that you re-spray a frame black that you just sprayed white that morning.
I've ordered a 16 x 20 canvas to use as the focal point of the wall, but it hasn't come yet, so I taped four pieces of paper together to mimic the canvas and nailed it up.
Then I picked up a few other frames, eyed them and nailed them up. No measuring here.
I had great success with the first few and didn't have to re-nail any of them!
As I moved towards the window, things started to get a little tricky. I put a few frames up, stood back and decided I didn't like it much.
After inflicting much pain on my wall, I got it right.
I added a couple more frames and a cut out a paper "M" thinking I'd head to the craft store to find one to add.
The gallery wall is a success so far! As you walk into the room, your eye is no longer drawn to the odd window and I'm sure once I get prints in the frames, it will deflect attention even more.
Do you have a more organized method to hang frames that doesn't include filling a dozen superfluous holes? Is yours as chaotic as mine?