A gallery wall is a wonderful way to display works of art, treasured photos, or mementos. It’s a great decorating option and creates a real focal point in a room, allowing you to express your personality and your interests. And what you put on your gallery wall is entirely up to you – if you can hang it, then there’s no reason not to include it. We’ve gathered together a few excellent gallery wall ideas that should offer you some tips and inspiration.
1. A Single Entity
Despite their varying sizes and subjects, there is a kind of uniformity at play with these framed sketches. In fact, whatever you put on your gallery wall, it should be considered in its entirety, rather than by its constituent parts.
2. A Wall of Posters
These framed posters are well suited to the cool and contemporary vibe of the space. Posters, particularly if they’re large, look good on their own, but when collected together can add a new dimension to a space, filling it with colour and variety.
3. Keep it Traditional
Gallery walls are effective in any style of home, and can be adapted appropriately, as this old-fashioned country home interior demonstrates. The mix of traditional wood framed black & white photos and the mounted antlers are perfectly suited to their surroundings.
4. An Eclectic Gallery Wall
This eclectic collection of art is nicely balanced by the inclusion of a few mirrors, both large and small. The arrangement may appear haphazard, but is anything but. If you’re considering a gallery wall, then make paper templates of each piece and pin them to the wall to get an idea of which layout works best.
5. Completely Cover Your Walls
Homes with high ceilings can cause a room’s walls to seem rather expansive and bare. Wall hangings can offer a solution, but filling the wall – or walls – with art or pictures will completely transform the space, bringing it to life.
6. Don’t Neglect the Corners
You don’t have to cover all or most of a wall to create something that’s visually interesting, though. This corner gallery wall still manages to stand out, despite being tucked away. If your room is zoned, this decor option works particularly well in distinguishing those zones.
7. Work With the Space
When decorating you must consider the space as a whole and how what you have planned will fit into it. A gallery wall is no different, and requires the same careful thought. The example above illustrates perfectly just how adaptable decor can be if you’re willing to think laterally.
8. Think Differently
Following on from the previous point, a gallery wall is a decorating option that offers much more flexibility than many others. Using the templates you have cut out, experiment with configurations and try out different placements throughout the space.
9. Symmetry is Beauty
Gallery walls are usually a mishmash of shapes, sizes and styles, and that is undeniably what gives them their appeal. However, sometimes, a symmetrical gallery can be just as striking, especially if the choice of pictures is bold and unexpected.