Imagine yourself at a gallery opening or even shopping the décor aisle in Target. You see several pieces that you really like, but you have no idea how to make them all go together. Here are a couple of tips on how to create a wall/shelf/whatever in your home that looks cohesive!
1. Color Scheme
A lot of us are pretty intuitive when it comes to what we like. You are most likely drawn to certain things because you already have established a certain taste for colors or shapes.
Look at the art you like closely. Do you notice a color theme? Are you drawn to things that are red or blue? Put similar colors together.
Above is an example from my small town series. In each photo you a have a pinkish brick color, white and splashes of green-blue. It makes the series look like it goes together just because I was drawn to those colors.
Are you drawn to cities or nature? My mom loves photos of doors and windows. So if you are into a particular subject pair those pieces together.
Check out the photos below. Each was taken in a different place, but because the subject is the same it makes sense to use them as a series.
Maybe you love to travel or you love your hometown. Find pieces that are all from a place you love. Many places have a similar style to their buildings or landscape, so this is a good way to go if you have multiple pieces that you want to coordinate.
Below is a 3 part series from Sutter Creek, California. Many of the buildings in small towns are the same style. So each photo or art piece goes well together.