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!
Vertically oriented gallery walls lift your eye & add lightness.
Repeated motifs create unity.
Stack objects on top of each other to create the illusion of one large artwork.
Use a large portrait (animal or human!) to anchor.
PLAY WITH SCALE:
Different sizes & shapes make your eye travel.