One of my all-time favorite ways of decorating a wall is by creating a “gallery wall.” They come in all shapes and sizes, and frankly, that’s the beauty of it.
When it comes to gallery walls, you can use everything from a collection of vintage paintings all painted in the same tones or of the same subject, to a grouping of black and white framed photographs, to a collection of your children’s artwork, or even a group of mirrors. In fact, some of the most successful gallery walls mix it up, with a selection of art mixed with photography, maybe some shadow boxes, collectibles, even letters or numbers…. anything goes.
A gallery wall is an excellent way of covering a large wall, and it looks particularly good going up a stairwell or along a hallway. But truly, they work anywhere. You can use ledges and lean your art on them, or simply hang your pieces on the wall, either way, you get a lot of bang for your decorating buck!
One of my all time favorite vignettes! Everything here is gorgeous, but the collection of drawings really makes this corner pop. Designer Nancy Price.
Here all different art styles are mixed, but unified by the gold frames. Love this!
So gorgeous! Designer Windsor Smith.
Designer Gerrie Bremermann.
I absolutely love this wall! It adds so much character to the room! Hus & Hem magazine.
A wall of family photographs unified by similar frames. Rach Parcell’s house of Pink Peonies.
LOVE when it’s a grouping of all b + w photographs. The graphicness of the grouping is so clean and crisp. Photographer Matthew Brooke’s home.
This gallery wall incorporates different styles of art and different shaped frames, and it works. Alaina Kaczmarski’s home.
This is such a great idea! Love that she grouped prints of vintage maps; this would look amazing in an office, too. Merika Meyer Interiors.
Here wall ledges are used rather than hanging everything on the wall. Great for anyone who’s intimated by the placement issue and/or nervous about making so many holes! Monika Hibbs.
Great stairwell grouping.
Here Marie Galvan successfully mixes art, ledges, signs and a clock on her stairwell. Love! Liz Marie blog.
Very interesting placement. Sunset magazine.
This stairwell is so gorgeous anyway, and the gallery is perfectly placed. Norman Design Group.
I would LOVE to do this in a hallway! Lovely grouping of botanicals.
Allison Smith Interiors.
Designer Nina Farmer.
This stairwell is particularly beautiful. I love how the sconces have been mixed in with the art. Designer Phoebe Howard.
Wow! How stunning is this stairwell and landing full of mirrors?! I think my jaw dropped when I first saw this published in House Beautiful! I’ve seen it on Pinterest about 1000 times and it’s no wonder! Annie Brahler’s house.
I love this group of mirrors in the dining room. Kindred Vintage & Co. blog.
To me this grouping of antique silver trays qualifies as a “gallery wall,” even though there is no art at all! HGTV.
One of the cutest walls of children’s art I’ve ever seen! Primitive and Proper blog.