I have a habit of looking around my home and thinking about wall art. Each empty wall is a blank canvas – how can I fill that void? Here’s an idea: give all your paintings, prints and photographs a place and create a wall of art!

1. Inspiration
Firstly, it is useful to consider what you want on your wall and how it should look like. Want a very organized and thoughtful look, or just something a bit messy and random? If you want to give your wall some 3D effects, you must find something unique, like a fire or waterfall. But before you buy, it might be worthwhile thinking about a recurring color or theme. For example, you can choose only black and white prints or wall art which looks like it’s literally melting. The important thing, melting wall art is something unique and very much in tune with current global art trends. You can visit a site like the 22collectiv gallery to gain inspiration and create a mood board.

2. Preparation
Keep the dimensions of the wall in mind when you buy something and think about the type of hangers you want, and whether they are available for the works that you are interested in. Decide whether you want to cover the entire wall, or a part of it. You can choose to hang all works at eye level. You can also start with a small portion of your wall and expand over time.

3. Collect pieces
Every week, you can buy unique and awesome eye-catching handmade artists edition in the field of photography. There’s something you can differentiate between classical and modern art. You can of course find art in all shapes and styles and in different price ranges.

4. What are your needs?
Be sure to check the strength of your wall and decide which system you want to hang the frames. Check the back of the frame, to see how it should be suspended. Determine whether you use screws, nails or want to use traditional painting hooks. If the frame is small and light, up to about 7 kilograms, hooks are a good option. If the frame is heavier, you can choose stronger suspension systems, for example, spiral dowels or anchor bolts. What you definitely need is a pencil and eraser, a tape measure, spirit level, masking tape and craft paper. It's also smart to have some extra nails and screws to spare in case something goes wrong.

5. Create a composition
It is now time to arrange the pieces, to start with on the floor to get a sense of composition. Begin with the largest artwork in the middle, and arrange the rest from there. This helps to draw the focal point. Ensure that the distance between the frames is adequate. Take a picture when you are satisfied with the composition and use as reference as the work progresses.

6. Create a test hang
To see if your arrangement looks good on the wall, you can simply test hang. That way it is also easier to arrange where the nails and screws go. The test set can be made by using craft or tissue paper for each frame, that you cut into the correct size dimensions. Then paste the paper on the wall with masking tape, according to the composition that you created earlier and photographed. You can now see what your finalized composition will look like, and you have the opportunity to change things around as needed.

7. Hang
Now it's time to actually get your hands dirty with the final stretch of work! As each frame is readied, you can measure the distance between the suspension and the upper edge of the painting. Then you can indicate the location of each pre-cut piece of paper; where the nail or screw should come. You can drill holes or position nails with a hammer, and then remove the paper. If you use nails, make sure that you angle them at around 45 degrees on the wall, so that each nail has more weight capacity. We would again recommend that you start with the largest frame and then hang the rest around that and check after each frame whether there are any deviations from your prep data - so you can correct mistakes in time.

8. Enjoy the view
Now you can hang everything and just enjoy the view!

Author's Bio: 

Misty Jhones