I have been so obsessed with gallery walls for quite some time. Where else can you show off a wonderful collection or express your design style in one wall space? Gallery walls really have no rules. Sure, there are many tutorials telling you how to choose the art, size, frames, design, etc…..but creating a space that’s yours is the goal.
Above is a photo of my foyer gallery wall. I love streetscape and building drawings. I have been collecting these for many years and continue to add to my collection. I have not spent more than $30 for a framed print. Some of my collection was pulled from the Library of Congress, printed from my laser printer and framed with Dollar Tree photo mats and thrift store frames. That’s the beauty of gallery walls…you don’t have to be all matchy-matchy.
The photo below is my inspiration. I have shared this on the blog before. Do you know where this room is from?
It’s the foyer from the London home in the movie Parent Trap! Talk about gallery walls! (I also copied the bright orange paint color for my house.)
A few more of my streetscape drawings are featured on a gallery wall in my upstairs home office space that I shared HERE.
Last week I showed you my quick and lazy gallery wall in my bedroom HERE.
To inspire you more with other awesome gallery walls, I have pulled some of my favorites to share with you.
This is my favorite of all! The color palette is similar to my gallery wall but the art subjects range from botanical to birds to nautical. The various frame shapes along with the shape of the overall gallery wall is just perfect.
I found this gallery wall photo on Birch Lane’s website. What a lovely gathering of botanicals, mirrors and a blue butterfly centerpiece for this gallery wall.
This beautiful embroidered art wall is from at Charlotte’s house. I collect embroidered pillows myself and feel like Charlotte has found a way to mix old and new in her guest room using the gallery wall as the focal point.
You don’t have to use a full wall to make a statement. This vertical display of similar art in matching frames looks fabulous.
If I had to write a caption for this gallery wall, I would call it The Bold and the Beautiful. Kelly at Street Flea Style shared her entryway with it’s colorful gallery wall. How could you ever be in a bad mood walking into this home? Lovely!
Using a strong blue wall as a backdrop, this gallery wall with a mixture of mirrors and butterfly prints makes an impact.
Here’s another example of a beautiful mixed subject gallery wall on a dark wall. I think gallery walls on bold colored walls just pop.
How about a gallery wall in the kitchen? The wooden spoons pull it all together. I do have a question about the large bug hanging on the kitchen wall. Could you not have chosen a nice butterfly instead?
What about a gallery wall of baskets? In the bathroom? Yes and Yes! Kim at Salvaged Living created a beautiful and inexpensive backdrop for her bathroom that is so creative and fills the space with a bright focal point.
My last gallery wall is from Lauren at Bless’er House. Lauren shared these botanical prints on her blog and I downloaded them as well as purchased the suggested frames from Michael’s for my home. Lauren is the QUEEN of printables and has shared so many unique and beautiful prints on her site. I also pulled her Laundry Room photos and have them in my Laundry Room. I shared photos of my Laundry Room HERE. This gallery wall is the most orderly and matchy-matchy of the other gallery walls I shared today. I know that many like an organized gathering of art with matching frames and similar artwork. The photos chosen by Lauren work well with many styles and she gives a step-by-step guide to print, frame and hang them.
So……what do you think? Have I inspired you to dive in and make your own gallery wall? My advice (as I said last week when I shared my master bedroom gallery wall) is to not overthink it. Buy art that you like and make it work in any way you choose!
Thank you for stopping by!
Until next time,
P.S. And what is my second favorite “movie” room?
The kitchen in the modern version of Father of the Bride!!
BONUS–when Mary took photos of my gallery wall, she got this great photo of Lucy laying in the foyer. Isn’t she a sweetie? I just had to share!