when we moved into our current place, this big ole wall behind the couch was troublesome...
we plopped two large pieces of art on it and called it a day. borrriiiing! over time i realized that, as big as they were, they still didn't fill the space well, and they were oddly spaced. it bugged me. something had to be done.
so i referred back to an old post by younghouselove about a great way to figure out an arrangement for several pieces of framed art. enter scrap paper, tape, hammer, and nails.
first i tried several configurations of all the art i wanted to hang...on the floor. until i got one i liked:
then i taped paper together to make patterns the size of each frame. and, marked the place on the paper that coincided with where the nails go. at that point, i hung my patterns on the wall in my asymmetrical collage.
next, i nailed straight through the paper on my nail mark...well almost on my nail mark. whoops!
and then i ripped off the paper, and hung my frames. and voila! so much more interesting and right for that vast wall than just the original two.