This is hands down one of the hottest trends circulating in the interior design world and I just cannot get enough of them: gallery walls. They are popping up everywhere, making a true design statement on every wall that they touch. With the mix and match of old vs. new, a blank, bare wall is transformed into a working art installation making a bold statement in any room. Gallery walls can vary from a large 20+ piece collection to one as small as five pieces. No matter the size, there needs to be a good flow to make this design work. Whether you are incorporating a collection of different pieces — such as photographs, old letters and vintage prints — or keeping it all to one theme, such as vintage landscape prints, you want to make sure that it packs an aesthetic punch.
Depending on how big your gallery wall is, hanging several different frames, takes time and a lot of patience. When you have all your pieces collected, a good way to gain the best layout is to start on the floor with Kraft paper. Trace all your frames on the paper first, making a paper template to cut out and tape on the wall. Trust me, I know this seems tedious but I did not do this the first time around, and not only did it lead to several unwanted nail holes in my wall but it also led to quite a few heated words between my husband and me. Labeling them also will save you a lot of frustrations. Wait until after your paper templates are lined up on the wall, just as you want them, to start placing your actual frames.
So, if you are as crazy about gallery walls as I am but just need a little inspiration to get started building your own wall, here are a few beautiful spaces to inspire your creativity.
Are you inspired?! Hope so!