Gallery Walls

I love this way of displaying a collection of artwork. But what’s the secret to transforming an otherwise boring wall into an at-home gallery? A diverse selection of photographs and art in a variety of mismatched frames and the willingness to forgo your obsession with perfection and symmetry. A bit of foresight in mapping out your collage on the floor before hanging helps too!

(images via Lonny Magazine, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, & Headed Somewhere)

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  1. Mira wrote:

    The last photos is my favorite. Some times less is more <3

    xx

    glamdevils

    2.21.13
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  2. Elisa wrote:

    I think this is a great idea for spaces which are meant to inspire you, like an office/workspace, or spaces that you just pass through, like a corridor, as all the different colours and shapes will provide a great source of inspiration on a daily basis. However I feel a bedroom or a living room could do with less artwork, but just a few well selected ones that will keep you inspired but relaxed.

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  3. I really like the art walls, my favourite is the pictures number 2…

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  4. I love art walls!

    Gucci+chanel in http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  5. Reptilia wrote:

    Amazing ideas! This walls look so cool! But i think this kind of decorations is for big spaces!

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    xx

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  6. Denisa wrote:

    I havent is at home like that because I have too many my paintings on walls but I like it. It is so personal. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  7. whatkrissydidnext wrote:
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  8. What a great idea!! I have a big white wall that needs some decoration!! I have to try it!!
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  9. hannah wrote:

    LOVE a good gallery wall. i’m currently in the process of moving mine and rearranging each frame…thanks for the inspiration!

    X H

    http://www.thefashionhash.com

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  10. It seems so easy, but creating a collection of artwork is surprisingly challenging. Some of displays I find appealing, while others tend to overwhelm the space to the point where you can’t really appreciate the work.
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  11. EmerJa wrote:

    Lots of inspiration in these pictures. Some of them have too much pieces of art in my opinion, but the idea is great.

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  12. Tibs wrote:

    I love framed pics on the wall! I always do first the mapping on the floor – it really helps to visualise.
    x
    Tibs
    http://www.shoptravelfood.blogspot.com

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  13. christin wrote:

    I won’t lie, I wish someone would do one for me. I just get so overwhelmed!

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  14. I love the ordered yet scattered look of these walls- it’s exactly what I want to do when I get to decorate a place of my own!

    The Livable Art

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  15. dimitri wrote:

    It’s a nice idea. Love these pictures. The last one is perfect. It’s very inspiring.

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  16. Ambyr wrote:

    I love this idea. In the bathroom and dining room is a really cool way to add character and still keep the room classy and sophisticated.

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  17. Leslie wrote:

    Those are just too busy for my taste. I’m more of a minimalist when it comes to wall hangings.

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  18. I absolutely cannot wait to set up a gallery wall (or two) when I buy my first home!! I feel like that might be a bit too many holes for a place I’m only renting.
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  19. Lejla wrote:

    I LOVE gallery walls…

    http://lejlatravels.blogspot.com/

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  20. Monica wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to create a gallery wall in my bedroom but have never got around to it. This is great inspiration.

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  21. carolina wrote:

    Love it!

    xo
    Carolina
    http://carolinakrews.blogspot.com/

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  22. J. wrote:

    it gives such a nice vibe to any place! I love this!

    http://www.mydamnblog.nl

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  23. Lauren wrote:

    I want to do this so much. My bf is complete minimalist though so we’re arguing about it! Lol

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

    2.21.13
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  24. janet wrote:

    Love the examples! We’re going to be starting a gallery wall in our new apartment, so perfect timing! thanks!

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  25. i.s. wrote:

    i’m such a fan of this decor!
    xx
    http://www.vicariousLA.com

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  26. Beautiful! Thanx for he inspiration!

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  27. Tabetha wrote:

    I adore gallery walls!! We have one in our hallway & another one accidentally forming in the living room. So much art, so little wall space!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  28. lanymphea wrote:

    i love these walls. they show so much of personality. i myself have a little one

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  29. andrea wrote:

    I’m loving the gallery walls…I want to take down some existing artwork and create one this weekend!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

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  30. Paula wrote:

    I love your interior posts! I think mismatched frames and different media in the frames makes the look. Great post!

    <3 Paula Shoe Fiend
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  31. Love it!

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  32. Chetna wrote:

    Trying to do something similar in my hall way! Thanks for the morning inspirations!

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  33. Whatisinmyworld.com wrote:

    Fabulous post. Great inspiring gallery walls.

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  34. angel wrote:

    WTF!! That’s my bathroom with the “A” above the mirror. Thanks for the post!!
    Love your blog and was just looking and found my loo!! hahaha! Thanks!!! good story!
    angel

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  35. Jocellyn wrote:

    I love bathrooms that have lots of artwork in them,especially ones that don’t have great natural lighting. The art makes them less dreary.

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  36. Shannon wrote:

    A super comprehensive gallery of galleries! I love it. Here’s one where I did forgo the need for symmetry and took a bit more of an eclectic approach. http://soprettyisasprettydoes.com/2013/05/01/framed-art-gallery-wall/

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