The Art of the Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are one of the most coveted looks for any room, but can also be one of the hardest to master. You want your wall decor to be able to display works of art you love, whether it be a beloved family photo, a piece of artwork you cherish, or some heirloom photography. For me, I had a hard time figuring out what artwork I wanted to incorporate in my wall decor. I wanted to add color but kept getting drawn to black and white pieces, so I added color by strategically using metallic gold frames to pop the artwork. Here are some tips I’ve found helpful in creating gallery wall decor in my own home:

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1. Keep a similar color palette. I’m not saying it has to be all matchy-matchy, but keeping a similar color palette while mixing up the type of artwork you display keeps it looking cohesive. For example, keep it all black and white with old photography, ink drawing, and charcoal portraits.

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2. Don’t be afraid to use different frames. They do not need to be all square or all black. Feel free to make it a little more interesting by using different colors (i.e. black, white and gold) or different shapes (i.e. square and round). Also, using different textured frames to help emphasis certain artwork can really enhance the look of your gallery wall.

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3. Add texture by incorporating wall art or mirrors. Not everything on the gallery wall needs to be a photograph or a piece of art! Feel free to add a mirror in or a wood letter. It will create a point of interest and break up all the frames.

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