One of the biggest interior design questions I get is on our White Tile Art Wall. It hangs at the bottom of our staircase and transitions from the kitchen to the great room. Today I am going to share the how-to and the details for getting yours up.
The idea came from wanting to find a tailored way to display art that Arabella was creating. I was inspired by an art display that one of the RHWofBH created with her family but I changed it up a little. My biggest difference is organically creating the art over time, instead of hurrying up and painting them all at once. It's no secret that I love white so I thought, "What a great idea to throw up all the canvases!" And go from there. They make the perfect place holders begging to be painted.
I love the idea of making a home kid-friendly. Displaying your child's art is so good for their tiny souls, making them so proud and confident. I actually really love kid art; it's cute, free style, colorful, and unique.
Let's be real, it looks like some very pricey paintings that are sold today. Art can be very expensive but this is a great way to fill a large space on a budget. You don't have to have it be kid art, of course. You can have adult art or teen art or grandma and grandpa art-- just make it fun and reflect your life! One thing I highly suggest is that you hire a professional picture hanger as they can whip it up in little time and they are going to have the best tools to be very precise. Clean lines and precision is the key to this installment to make it look high-end. Spending the $170 per hour or whatever they charge will still have this project come in at under $250.
This Art Wall can evolve to fit your family's needs. It's currently Arabella's masterpiece, so when all the tiles are full and she is happy with the installment then we leave it. If she wants more and wants to refine it as her taste evolves, we can easily buy more tiles and have it be ever-changing. Maybe she will decide she always wants half blank and to constantly be creating. It's her choice, and the best part is she can decide when she's ready! But, will this become Bell & Winn's art wall? Now that we have two kids, we will need to decide if we should do a separate one for Windsor or let her add to what we now call Arabella's art wall. The name would have to change and all the said decisions above would have to become mutual. If Windsor gets her own, I think I would make the canvas and overall shape different and change it up so it feels unique to her in some way. Decisions, decisions... We'll have to figure it out soon as Winn is ready for her first masterpiece!
We used 8x10 tiles and hung them 5 across and 6 down (I found a 6 pack on Amazon for $16 and purchased 5 packs. Buy it here)
We hung the 8x10 canvases 1 inch apart.
We added D ring hardware to the top two corners.
And felt sticky tabs to the bottom corners cut into quarters
Don't forget to name your art!
We used "Hook it Up" for the installer (google and find who is in your area)