A global field guide to design, (life)style and secret finds
est. 2007
  1. 12 Reasons Why these Incredible Gallery Walls Work

    Photography by Molly Winters for Urban Outfitters.

    A perfectly-formed gallery wall is usually the result of carefully-considered decisions, no matter how casual and relaxed it appears. And that’s the point, really: when you hang a gallery wall you want it to look effortless and not overly-styled or contrived. Here, we’ve rounded up our top 12 favourite salon hangs. Find out how they work, and why they look so good.

    Top photography by Molly Winters for Urban Outfitters.

    Photography by Anke Leunisse and Kim de Groot, via Bloesem.

    Photography by Anke Leunisse and Kim de Groot, via Bloesem.

    1. In this salon hang, wooden boxes filled with decor items and books mingle with art to create a wall of personality. Unexpected objects such as a vintage sewing machine, framed lampshade and antique side table create a sense of surprise and interest.

    Photography by Brian Ferry.

    Photography by Brian Ferry via My Scandinavian Home.

    2. Can you spot the TV in this image? This clever gallery wall works hard to  camouflage the TV within the mix of similarly-sized framed artworks. While a selection of different frames are used, recurring themes in the selected pieces (circles, pink and green) tie it all together.

    Photography by Phu Tang for The Design Files.

    Photography by Phu Tang for The Design Files.

    3. A painted feature wall in a strong colour serves as the perfect background to this bright and bold gallery wall. The artworks are arranged across four levels, and are united through the use of geometry in the artworks themselves, as well as colour.

    4. A gallery wall doesn’t have to be mounted. This collection of art creates a sense of sophisticated yet casual minimalism by the use of a single picture ledge, with framed works layered up against the wall. A restrained monochrome palette in the artworks creates a cohesive theme and reflects the minimalist style in the home.

    Photography by Skinny la Minx via Miss Moss.

    Photography by Skinny la Minx via Miss Moss.

    5. A central theme of plants is used to pull all the works together in this laid-back look. The unframed pieces are casually pinned to the wall to create a sense of effortlessness, while the greenery in the textiles accentuates the theme in the gallery wall.

    Photography by Anna Tsoulogiannis for The Glitter Guide.

    Photography by Anna Tsoulogiannis for The Glitter Guide.

    6. A light and minimalist style is established in this dining room by the choice of pale timber frames and delicate colours in the artworks. The individual pieces are also united through the use of horizontal lines.

    Photography via Femkeido.

    Photography via Femkeido.

    7. In this gallery wall, a bench creates the perfect platform to prop up a mix of monochrome works. Note the use of a single black decorative frame as an extra element to reinforce the cohesive colour palette.

    Photography by C-More.

    Photography by C-More.

    8. Picture ledges serve to create three perfectly-formed levels in this salon hang. The works themselves are united through the use of black, silhouette portraiture, and horizon landscapes.

    Photography by Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

    Photography by Eve Wilson for The Design Files.

    9. This carefully-considered gallery wall works through the clever use of colour and shape. The painted pale-blue wall reflects the blue colour theme in the works themselves, which follow the rule of one big artwork accompanied by two smaller pieces. Decorative items and a round artwork soften the lines on the wall.

    10. Confidence is the key to this bold and brave wall, especially with the liberal use of horizontal stripes, accompanied by a strong splash of red. The artworks are arranged in the form of a grid, and perfectly zig-zig down the wall.

    Photography via Kenay Home.

    Photography via Kenay Home.

    11. A soft and feminine look is achieved in this wall through the pink and red colour palette. Photos of pink and red flowers are repeated throughout the hang, as well as recurring black and white portraiture.

    12. Lisa shows you exactly why our gallery wall of art by Australian artists on Etsy works in this post. Recurring themes (circles) and colours (pinks, reds and blues) unite the pieces and create a harmonious dynamic. Read her five steps to creating the perfect gallery wall.

    Tell me: which is your favourite gallery wall?

    You might also like to read:

    How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall for your Home
    Affordable Australian Art on Etsy: Our Top 30

    And don’t forget to enter in our Etsy giveaway to win one of seven artworks valued at over $1,000. Today is the last day to enter! Don’t miss out!

    This post was originally published on We Are Scout.

    • http://purplepaperhouse.com.au PurplePaperHouse

      Yet another useful and inspiring post.
      Thanks Rebecca.
      <3
      Pia

      ps
      It's going straight onto my Pinterest!