21 gallery walls to get you inspired

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My favorite time to get my hands on a trend is right when it's fading. Just after all the It-Girls and Design Bloggers have finished up with it - when it's old news, but still interesting to the people who were always into the essence instead of the trendiness. Gallery walls were everywhere I looked 3 years ago, as I was trying to decorate my first California apartment. Of course after I moved into said apartment, I had no wall space to speak of for a gallery...but it's still been fun to imagine how I would put one together in a future home. 

Here are a few distinct design tricks for putting together a beautiful gallery wall, all sourced from Pinterest - come find me there!

Image via Anthology Mag

Image via Anthology Mag

GET HIGH:

Vertically oriented gallery walls lift your eye & add lightness. 

 

REPEAT YOURSELF:

Repeated motifs create unity.

 

LAYER UP:

Stack objects on top of each other to create the illusion of one large artwork.

 

CLOSE UP:

Use a large portrait (animal or human!) to anchor.

 
Image via A Cup of Jo

Image via A Cup of Jo

PLAY WITH SCALE:

Different sizes & shapes make your eye travel.