Gallery walls are having a major moment in design. Here are some ways to move beyond the usual formula and into the extraordinary.
THE GALLERY WALL HAS BEEN A STAPLE IN HOME DÉCOR, AND FOR GOOD REASON: It’s an easy way to display a variety of images, in different shapes and sizes, while still having a cohesive look. Gallery walls make appearances in all types of homes, too. Whether you decorate with rustic flair or style your home with Art Deco finds, a gallery wall is game to play along. We’re about to kick it up a notch and show you four unusual takes on the gallery wall concept.
THERE’S A SENSE OF JOY AND ESCAPE
on this gallery wall, as if the art itself has taken flight. An avian theme ties the art together, but the three-dimensional pieces really make it all sing. To create this kind of exciting space in your home, choose a variety of pictures, paintings, 3-D objects and frameless pictures that all tie to a theme. Choose the largest piece as an anchor for the eye and hang it at the center of the wall. Surround it with smaller pictures and objects to bring the gaze around the room, delighting the senses with even more shapes and colors.
WHO SAYS A GALLERY WALL CAN’T HAVE LIGHT AS ONE OF THE ELEMENTS?
The map in the middle here has no proper frame, so the hanging lights and smaller framed pictures create a frame shape around it. You can use small hooks for the lights and Command Strips for that unframed piece too. If you are going to use lights, make sure your gallery will be close enough to an outlet to make this vision happen. A gallery wall like this would be appealing in a study or home office.
THIS WALL DISPLAYS a large variety of different frames, but they all fit well together because of their wooden and rustic theme. Another fun way to spruce up your gallery wall using frames is to allow the frame alone to speak for itself. Empty frames...
VINTAGE ALBUMS form a raised, tactile wallpaper effect in this version of a gallery wall. Group the albums together by era, color palette, artist—the options are limitless. The best way to mount the album sleeves on your wall? Try 3M Command Strips or...