12 Reasons Why these Incredible Gallery Walls Work
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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This post was originally published on We Are Scout.