DE­SIGN TRENDS

Gallery walls are hav­ing a ma­jor mo­ment in de­sign. Here are some ways to move be­yond the usual for­mula and into the ex­tra­or­di­nary.

Flea Market Décor - - Contents - BY CARLY EVANS

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...

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