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Mind-Blowing Gallery Wall Design Ideas

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    Blue and Gray Gallery Wall

    Colorful wall in living room
    Hiding Fefe

    There are so many reasons to love gallery walls that it's hard to choose just one. From an art lover's perspective, there's just something irresistible about being able to showcase so much of your collection in one group and seeing what the end result says to and about you. For the designer, the gallery wall is the answer to so many of the questions that a room a might pose.

    Requiring less work than wallpaper and less cleanup than painting, gallery walls are an ideal way to bring in...MORE whatever your room might need, whether it's color, pattern or personality. And of course, once you start to get the hang of this multifaceted technique the opportunities are close to endless.

    This gallery wall tells a color story in shades of blue and gray that starts with the sofa and floor pillow and builds up. Gallery walls are an exceptional way to bring life to a space through color that, in many instances, leaves you needing not much else.

    But even when the majority of the color in your room is on a gallery wall, it's important to have pieces in the room, such as furniture and accessories, that tie the colors of the wall to the rest of the room. Otherwise, you run the risk of having your wall feel visually isolated from the rest of the space which can leave your room looking disjointed.

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    Chic Gallery Wall

    Living room gallery wall
    Mormors Glamour

    If you've got a lot of wall space to fill, don't shy away from using larger framed pieces to get the job done. Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes so rather than go with an undersized assortment that doesn't get the job done or try to fill the space with dozens of smaller frames, create an arrangement of larger pieces that will give you the area that you need while keeping the work of hanging it manageable.

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    Gallery Wall With Lighting

    Gallery wall with lighting
    Fifi Lapine

    The sheer number of colors present when a gallery wall is hung on a painted wall makes the end result an instant attention grabber. When assembling your images be sure to take your wall color as a base and choose the color of your art accordingly. In this room, much of the art on the wall includes white space that creates gaps in the wall color or complementary shades. But the star of the show is unquestionably the light pink that not only pops off of the wall, it also connects with some of the...MORE other shades in the room for a cohesive look.

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    Pink and Green Living Room With Gallery Wall

    Pink and green room with gallery wall
    Marina Giller

    Similarly, when you've got strong color stories running through both your walls and your furniture your gallery wall can play an important role in drawing your room together. In this gallery wall, subtle moments of pink and green tie the walls and furnishings together while adding in pops of blue, red, and white.

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    Floor to Ceiling Gallery Wall

    Gallery wall across two walls

    For art lovers whose collections are too large to contain on just one wall, why not use two? In this room, the connected gallery walls work as a form of wallpaper—covering the space in colorful imagery. Against the backdrop of white walls and black floors, this gallery wall is an inspired way to create a room full of color, pattern, and energy.

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    Eclectic Gallery Wall

    Dining room with eclectic gallery wall
    Southern Living

    Even though they're often referred to as "art walls" one of the most important things to remember when constructing a gallery wall is that they can contain more than framed works of art. Other interesting wall-mounted pieces such as antlers or even lamps can play a role in your gallery wall. They give the installation a 3-dimensional aspect that creates instant visual interest that will make sure that all eyes are on your walls.

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    Gallery Wall With Mounted Television

    Gallery wall with mounted television

    It's one of the biggest questions that all designers eventually have to face—what are we supposed to do with the television? If that's an issue that has ever perplexed you as a home designer, consider giving this option a try. In the age of wall-mounted televisions, there's absolutely no reason why your TV can't double as wall art.

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    Dining Room Gallery Wall

    Massive dining room gallery wall
    The Pink Pagoda

    Size matters when it comes to gallery walls, or more specifically, sizes matter. Whether you're working with just a few pieces or filling an entire wall one of the most important things that you can do with your gallery wall is to vary the sizes of the artworks that you hang. When looking at this space, consider how boring this wall-filling gallery wall would be if all of the frames were the same size.

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    Patterned Living Room with Colorful Gallery Wall

    Patterned living room with colorful gallery wall
    Little Green Notebook

    Pattern is one of the indispensable, fundamental building blocks of decor, and your walls are one of the biggest opportunities you have to squeeze in a little more. Just like with color, when choosing patterns for your space, contrast is a useful tool. In this space, the patterns on the sofa and rug are subtly but meaningfully contrasted by the more abstract line patterns in the art.

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    Bedroom Gallery Wall

    Bedroom gallery wall

    This gallery wall does an amazing job of combining eclectic pieces with various sizes and colors to bring loads of visual interest to this rustic bedroom.

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    Gallery Wall in a Colorful Living Room

    Gallery wall in a colorful living room
    Paper Blog

    In a colorful space, a colorful gallery wall is a must. But on this wall, the color doesn't end with the space. Take a closer look at the frames surrounding the art and you'll find yet another splash of exciting color.

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    Masculine Gallery Wall

    Rustic gallery wall
    Eleven Magnolia Lane

    Modern, eclectic gallery walls aren't only for modern, eclectic spaces. Under the right circumstances, a gallery wall can help complete the perfect rustic look as well.

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    Vibrant Blue Gallery Wall

    Colorful blue wall with gallery wall
    Lovers of Mint

    A gallery wall isn't just a great way to add color to a space, sometimes it's the best way to break up large blocks of a bold color. The beautiful blue wall that dominates this space might run the risk of becoming too overwhelming if not for the equally colorful gallery wall that complements this electrifying shade while keeping it manageable at the same time.

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    Gallery Wall With Blue Sofa

    Living room defined by blue sofa, colorful pillows and gallery wall
    About Interior Decorating

    Art on the walls is an accessory just as much as pillows on the couch. And since these two elements are often responsible for carrying most of the color in a space it's important to keep the two in conversation. In this room, the mostly neutral gallery wall tones down the colors of the couch and pillows while keeping the smaller pops of color that keep them connected.

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    Minimalist Gallery Wall

    Minimalist gallery wall
    A Beautiful Mess

    While the larger, more colorful gallery walls are certainly dramatic, there are more than a few things to be said for the minimalist approach. This gallery wall combines frames of different sizes with a mostly neutral color palette for a beautifully understated wall feature.

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    Eclectic Living Room

    Gallery wall in a brightly colored living room
    SF Girl By Bay

    On the other hand, you can always go bigger.

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    Vibrant Gallery Wall

    Color blocked gallery wall
    Brit & Co.

    The great thing about gallery walls is that they extend as far as your imagination. In this case, a colorful gallery wall goes from the floor all the up to the ceiling.

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    Stairwell Gallery Wall

    Stairwell gallery wall
    Michael Wiltbank

    Gallery walls aren't just for living rooms and bedrooms. Take your art to an unexpected place and create a gallery wall somewhere new. In this space, the stairwell is where it all happens. For a mesmerizing wall display, pair bright colors with strong patterns.

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    Gallery Wall With Frames of Various Heights

    Gallery wall with frames of different heights
    Style By Emily Henderson

    Here's another great example of colors that start on the couch and extend upwards via a gallery wall. When using this method in a space with neutral walls, look for pieces that have a lot of negative space so that they can continue the more vibrant color story of the couch and the neutral story of the wall at the same time.

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    Gallery Wall With Chevron Rug

    Gallery wall with art and nature themes
    Decor Ivy

    Nature favors asymmetry, and your gallery walls should too. When creating your gallery wall, start with a large cluster of works on one end and become more sparse as you go. Or start low and trail your collection upwards as you go. This will help you to create a sense of movement that will make sure that your gallery wall is the most interesting part of the room.

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    Neon Gallery Wall

    Space with coordinated pink tones in rug and gallery wall
    Brit & Co.

    Variety isn't just the spice of life, it's also a key ingredient in creating gallery walls. Varying the style of your frames is as important as varying the sizes of the pieces you use when creating a gallery wall. On this wall, many of the frames are picking up different colors from the rug while others are black. Some pieces aren't framed at all.

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    Gallery Wall in Shades of Blue

    Gallery wall in shades of blue
    Style and Create

    From the ceiling to the floor and back. Connecting your gallery wall to pieces placed on the floor is a great way to showcase a home (and a homeowner) that is all about art.

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    Gray Gallery Wall

    Gallery wall against a moody gray wall
    Q Daily

    When placing a gallery wall against a dark wall, white frames can pop just as much as the brightest-colored artwork. And while you're at it, throw in one black frame for a bit of style.

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    Gallery Wall With Houseplants

    Plant themes in room and gallery wall
    The Register

    A gallery wall is a wonderful way to not only showcase your taste in art but to pick up on themes in the room as well. Here, leaf-inspired art picks up and amplifies the love of houseplants that is clearly the theme of this room.

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    Gallery Wall Above a Credenza

    Gallery wall above a credenza
    Girl In The Park

    Though a big gallery wall might seem flashy and dramatic, like so many other parts of design, subtle touches are the key to making it work in a room. Here, two small, geometric pieces closely reflect the pattern of the rug while elsewhere on the wall a piece incorporates the subtle hints of pink that are spread throughout the room.