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5 Ways to Create a Wall Art Gallery

You’ve picked out the perfect furniture and even found a few accent pieces to bring it all together, but something’s still missing. Your eyes look up, and you see it: an empty wall, begging for artwork. You know you should fill the space, but you might be wondering where to begin when creating your own gallery wall. At Wisteria, we believe the best place to start is with inspiration. Here are five design ideas to spark your creativity.

1. Hang High with Frames Flush

One gallery wall trick to make a space feel taller is to hang your wall art a little higher than eye level. It draws the gaze up, giving the illusion of higher ceilings. And for a contemporary design element, let frames sit flush against one another. A collection of four matching pieces works well for this.

TIP: Choose vertical pieces with similar colors that are part of the same collection.

2. Scatter on a Coffered Wall

Art doesn’t have to hang on flat walls anymore. A new trend we love is incorporating a coffered wall or even bookcases or built-in cabinetry as the backdrop to your wall art gallery.

TIP: Scatter pieces of various sizes and subjects at different heights, but keep things in harmony with a matching color palette.

3. Curate a Mix of Themes & Sizes

Tell your guests a little about yourself with an assortment of pieces featured as a collection. The goal here is to take what inspires you and display it for all to see.

TIP: Mix subjects, orientation (vertical and horizontal), and mediums, while balancing the look with matching frames or by sticking to one color palette.

4. Add Dimension with a Mirror

If you like a more minimalistic look, a monochromatic collection of the same subject and medium is cool and contemporary for your wall art gallery. Make sure, however, to bring in some dimension. An easy way to achieve this is a split grouping with a mirror in the middle.

TIP: Hang pieces symmetrically for a clean design. Also, remember your monochromatic theme when choosing a mirror – this ensures the mirror is part of the ensemble.

5. Choose Neutrals for Large Spaces

To cover an especially large wall space, you’ll need quite a few pieces. To prevent overwhelming the eye, choose a collection with the same subject matter in neutral colors. This allows you to sufficiently adorn the space without being too obtrusive.

TIP: Arrange these pieces in a grid or symmetrically to keep the collection understated and allow other design elements nearby to stand out.

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4 Ways to Make Your Space Feel like Home

Ah, home. It's the place that has the ability to make us feel at ease simply by hearing the mere utter of the word. The idea of it embodies comfort, relaxation, and warmth. The question is: How can you create a space that feels as cozy as the thought of "home"?

Here are four tips:

1. Include Diffusers & Candles

The sense of smell is highly linked to memory. Scents can mentally take us back to various times and places. Take advantage of this, and incorporate diffusers or candles that ignite special memories or feelings.

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2. Treat Yourself with Trays

You can never have enough trays in your home. Their versatility makes them the best accessory to have in a room. Use one as a bar cart, welcoming guests by showcasing light bites and cocktails. Use another to treat yourself to a little breakfast in bed. Does anything feel cozier than breakfast in bed?

3. Frame the Family

Photos of family and close friends sprinkled around your space can be the key to making a house feel like a home. Use the opportunity to collect beautiful frames that complement your decor.

4. Pick the Perfect Pottery

According to Chinese traditions, newlyweds were often presented with intricate, blue vases bearing the Chinese symbol for happiness. Legend has it that they would bring happiness into your home for years to come. Add a little happiness to your new living space by including blue and white pottery. On their own, these pots are beautiful and a great decorative addition to your home, but they can also work as a vases for a vibrant flower arrangement.

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How-To: Make the Most of Small Living Spaces

What if we told you that you can make your apartment or dorm space look twice as big? There's an art to finding pieces that can transform a small living space into an area that feels double the size. The key is knowing what type of products to include and how to include them.

Deck Out Your Desk

A desk serves an array of purposes in college. It’s where you eat dinner, watch Netflix, put on your makeup and even where you fall asleep after studying into the wee hours of the night. Desks somehow always manage to take up space and appear bulky in small rooms. Choose an Acrylic desk to fix this problem! Their lucite qualities blend into your room seamlessly.

Utilize Multipurpose Pieces

It’s important to make the most of your space when you’re living in a dorm or apartment, therefore, having versatile furniture is vital. Think about breaking up space and putting a console table in your room. You can place a stylish lamp, decorative accessories, or even a television on the top of the console while utilizing the drawers below for storage. You can choose a sleek, modern look or a more classic, wooden approach, to add style to your room.

Choose Sleek Storage

Having trouble keeping things neat and orderly in your small space? Add in a side table with storage capabilities to help with preventing clutter. Our designers recommend hiding things away in the drawers, displaying accessories on the shelves, and using the top surface for a lamp.

Reflect on Mirrors

By creating an illusion of larger space, mirrors are magical additions to a room. Add a mirror to an entryway, or an empty wall above your couch or a seating area to create more depth in the place. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes, so use a mirror as a way to express the style you'd like to achieve for any given room.

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Top 5 Must-Have Handmade Products

For our latest collection, our designers highlighted elegance with an organic twist. Many products at Wisteria are handmade, but within this collection, our designers have five pieces that they believe stand out among the rest! Here are our top five must-have handmade pieces from our new collection:

1. Bone Inlay Desk

This marvelous desk was inspired by ancient Islamic geometric design. Originally, the bone inlay details stood to portray unity and order, and that same message is present in our Bone Inlay Desk. In this piece, the elaborate and intricate details seen throughout the piece are hand-cut and hand-laid pieces of bone. The stark cream of the bone contrasts with the richness of the wood, creating a perfect harmony. This handmade desk is an eye-catcher in any room and with its unique beauty, it is easy to see why it is on our designers top five handmade product list.

2. Live Edge Teak Coffee Table

Our hand-carved Live Edge Teak Coffee Table is a showstopper! Exclusive to Wisteria, this coffee table brings the outdoors in. Aiming to maintain the natural curvature of the teak wood, this piece brings organic character to any room. Our designers love the amazing growth rings visible in the teak of this piece, allowing the piece to tell its unique story.

3. Burl and Brass Chest of Drawers

Exclusive to Wisteria, our Burl and Brass Chest of Drawers is a sleek piece that is the result of a somewhat odd natural occurrence. Burl wood occurs when a tree is under stress. From that stress, the unique attributes of the wood are formed. Craftsmen must sculpt and polish the burl wood in order for this piece to come to life. Our handmade Burl and Brass Chest of Drawers is a prime example of the beauty that come from within, both ourselves and nature.

4. Amora Armchair

Our minimalistic Amora Armchair is a wonderful blend of wood and rattan. The contrast between the woven rattan and the sleek teak wood creates an organic, yet contemporary vibe radiating from this piece. This versatile piece is a great addition to any home, and alongside its functionality, the handmade nature of the piece brings even more pizzazz to the chair.

5. Roller Pin Mirror

Many remember their mother or grandmothers standing in the kitchen with their roller pin ready and eager to bake the day away. Now, you can bring those happy memories into your space in a new way, with our Roller Pin Mirror. This handmade piece consists of natural wood roller pins with each individual pin, consisting of a different shade of wood, allowing for a vibrant texture to the piece. Hand constructed, each pin is shaped from reclaimed wood making each piece a handmade treasure.

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Introducing: Updated Organic Living

For our latest collection, Updated Organic Living, we were inspired by the limitless beauty of nature – the colors, textures and serenity of the Earth. We treasure the bliss of bathing in sunlight while the smell of grass and flowers lure us to a leisurely stroll through the woods. Celebrating natural materials, such as wood, stone, rattan, linen and more, we have created a diverse, luxurious collection that lets you bring the splendor of nature inside.

Natural Woods & Subtle Fabrics

From dining chairs and bedroom benches to outdoor lounges for relaxing in the shade, this collection’s seating honors the unique inconsistencies and calming colors of nature. Experience Earth’s smooth, flowing lines in a solid, hand-carved trunk or a side chair in cool blue linen and oak. Most seating options in this collection are proudly handmade and exclusive to Wisteria.

Plush Pops of Color

Just as nature creates brilliant accents with colorful pops of flowers, we invite you to add a splash of color with the bright, vivid patterns and designs adorning our pillows. They’re the perfect complement to bare woods and subtle hues.

Framed Flora and Fauna

An expanse of mediums and a variety of subjects offer a delightful study in nature. From rich floral paintings to intricate, black and white animal illustrations, Mother Earth accents any space with a touch of the wild outdoors.

Discover the full collection here

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