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Trending Subscribe to our new-look magazine Bag a deal Renters' corner Storage savvy Extensions Sign up to our newsletter. To make a gallery wall that truly pops, try incorporating a three-dimensional element. If you love all things antique, try using a few vintages photos and decorations in your gallery display.
Black and white photos are a classic and beautiful choice for a gallery wall. For contrast, pair the dark photos with a white frame. If you want your gallery wall to have a vintage look, try using a mixture of black and white and sepia-toned images in brown frames.
Lauren Liess Photo credit: Home Made by Carmona. Try incorporating some fun patterns into your gallery wall, like this gallery display does with a framed chevron print. House of Rose Blog. If you want to add a unique element to your gallery wall, try using an ornate frame, like the one in this display. Create a bold look by pairing large black frames with bright white photos. You can also use matching black shelves to display some of the photos. House on the Way.
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For inspiration, take a look at this board filled with Instagram snapshots. Gather a collection of artistic photographs and display them on shelves for a beautiful gallery display. For a unique look, use white frames against a white wall. Inside the frames, place colorful illustrations that truly pop.
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Not all gallery walls have to include photos - you can also create a funky wall full of illustrations and wooden pieces. Gold frames add a glamourous touch to a gallery wall. They also look wonderful against a white wall. Mom Organizing Moms Photo credit: You can also surround your initials with sweet family photos. With a few simple illustrations, this gallery wall makes a big impact. The light blue pieces look lovely against the gray wall.
To create a cohesive look for your gallery wall, use the same color frame for each of your photos. You can also use different sized frames to add some variety to your display. Create a beautiful display of love with a few family photos, a heart-shaped decoration and an illustration with a sweet saying. To create an inspirational gallery wall, try using a mixture of illustrated sayings and matching paintings. Domestically Speaking Photo credit: Art pieces in different styles can really pop when placed next to each other in a gallery wall.
You can also add in some personal touches, like a wedding photo. For the wall next to your staircase, try creating a colorful, nature-based collage that ascends with the staircase. Shelves are a great way to create a gallery wall without the commitment of hanging photos. The Crazy Craft Lady. Try using a mixture of framed and unframed paintings in your gallery wall. For inspiration, take a look at this beautifully curated gallery display.
The Diary of a Debutante. Silhouettes are a fun addition to a gallery display. They look great next to a family photo and a few colorful decorations. The Tale of an Ugly House. To create a big impact with just a few photos, try placing one large photo in the center of a number of small photos. The V Spot Photo credit: To create a unique focal piece for your gallery wall, try placing two pictures with similar compositions or colors next to each other. Kids will love getting to attach pieces that reflect their personality.
This is Our Bliss. Try using a theme throughout your gallery wall, like this family did with their lovely bird illustrations. DIY on the Cheap. Share the love with a heart-shaped photo gallery display. For variety, try mixing artistic photos and photos of family and friends.
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The forest is a perfect place to get inspiration for your gallery wall. Take a look at how this lovely wall incorporates flowers and an antler illustration. Add a seaside feel to your room with a gallery wall that features illustrations of the ocean. Add some green to your gallery wall by hanging up a few different flowers and plants between your images. Simone, I have always loved decking the walls with pictures! Right now I have few walls and many pictures most of which are in storage. Soon it will be time to move into a place with big, expansive walls -- and a stairway so I can go crazy with artwork!
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I love houses that have stairway montages- they're so much fun to gaze at while transitioning from one floor to another. I'm also big on asymmetrical picture display- it's a fun way to interrupt all the straight lines and right angles in a room. And here's a tip I forget to mention in the Hub: Sounds like you're going to be busy with repairs and decorating for a while! Have fun with it! I have seen people use pictures and simple designs to decorate walls before and they look great. Thanks for this fantastic hub. Om, happy to help! I think a unified grouping would be a great way to showcase your watercolor paintings!
I like the unified grouping idea! I have a little collection of water-color paintings. I think I might frame three or four of them, and hang them up in my office. Thanks for the inspiration, lindacee! Yes, the stairs can present problems, but using the layout technique I mentioned should make the job much easier!
I'm glad you stopped by to read and comment! I am thinking of hanging some pictures above my stairs this summer. You idea to tape out a pattern will work for me in getting just the right look. Thanks for posting this one. Tillsontitan, picture walls can be a bit intimidating. You have to let me know how it turns out. I do so appreciate your comment and votes. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Thanks so much for reading my Hub Riverfish! I too love pictures on the walls -- I have so many, it's easy for me to get carried away.
I have become more selective and manage not to fill up all the available wall space! I've got to order a Sure Grip for picture hanging tasks just like you mentioned. It's not easy to get them lined up. Spartucus, thanks for the nice feedback!
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I'm trying to incorporate more in the way of visual aids. Don't know that I'll ever get to the point of doing my own instructional videos, however. I thought I commented on this hub but don't see my comment here. This is a very useful hub, especially for me. I've been trying to decide how to arrange a picture wall and you've given some really good information. Voted up, useful and interesting. Informative hub, and inspiring. I am thinking of decorating my room's wall with base after reading this hub. Lovely Hub Lindacee, I simply love pictures and have them all over my home. You have provided very helpful tips and I plan to make use of the Asymmetrical one.
We also used the 'sure grip' for placing our papyrus frames one below the other diaginally, it was very helpful to have that laser measuring tool. Very practical and informative hub. Good use of visual aids as well.
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