Gallery walls are a decor trend that seems to be able to stand the test of time and for good reason. Powerful, beautiful, and full of character, these commanding art displays are a great way to fill up a large empty wall at home, without having to pull out your paint brushes (and with plenty more personality to boot).
To prove our point, we’ve rounded up 12 of the most glorious gallery walls we could find on the web. From black-and-white photo grids to floor-to-ceiling displays, here are the very best gallery wall ideas—and how to shape one in your own home.
1. Showcase Your Art With a Gallery Wall
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 showcasing so much of your collection in one group, The end result will say a lot about you—and to you.
2. Blue and Gray
This gallery wall tells a color story in shades of blue and gray, beginning with the sofa and floor pillow and building upward. Gallery walls offer an exceptional way to use color to bring life to space in a way that requires little else.
3. Chic Gallery
If you’ve got a lot of wall space to fill, don’t shy away from using larger framed pieces. Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes, so rather than going with an undersized assortment that doesn’t get the job done or trying to fill the space with dozens of smaller frames, create an arrangement of larger pieces.
4. Gallery Wall With Lighting
The sheer number of colors present when a gallery collection is hung on a painted wall makes for 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 both creates gaps and establishes complementary shades.
5. Pink and Green Living Room
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. The pieces in this gallery wall provide subtle moments of pink and green to tie the walls and furnishings together but also add in pops of blue, red, and white.
6. Floor to Ceiling Gallery
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.
7. Eclectic Gallery
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 just framed works of art. Other interesting wall-mounted pieces, such as antlers or even lamps, can play a role in your gallery wall. Such an eclectic selection creates three-dimensional interest that is sure to draw all eyes.
8. Television In the Gallery
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.
9. Dining Room Gallery
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 you can do is to vary the sizes of the artworks. When looking at this space, consider how boring this wall-filling gallery would be if all of the frames were the same size.
10. Patterned Living Room
The 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 as with color, contrast is a useful tool when choosing patterns for your space. In this living room, the patterns on the sofa and rug are subtly but meaningfully contrasted by the abstract line patterns in the art.
11. Colorful Living Room
In a colorful space, a colorful gallery wall is a must. But on this wall, the color goes beyond the artwork. Take a closer look at the frames surrounding the art and you’ll find yet another splash of exciting color.
12. Masculine Gallery
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.