On the look out for interesting gallery wall ideas that help you showcase your artwork and photos in a creative way? Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you prefer a more minimal look, or something closer to bold and boho, there are many creative ways to display your favourite images. Gallery walls are great for just about every single room in your house. They are ideal for large blank walls, but also work well in stairways, entry ways, hallways and even bathrooms and kitchens.
In this mini guide, we take a look at some of the best gallery wall ideas. Use these for inspiration, and you may find that planning your own gallery wall will make decorating with photographs a lot easier!
Amazing Gallery Wall Ideas
You will find many, many tips on how to hang a gallery wall. Pinterest is full of layout ideas that help you use space wisely when creating your gallery. While there is not really any specific rule to keep in mind, it is a good idea to do your planning beforehand. This will ensure that you group images together in a way that is strategic rather than haphazard. With that said, there are many different ways that you can create a unique wall of images. Some of my favourite gallery wall ideas include these gems…
1) Add variation with size and colour
Image: Tanja van Hoogdalem
This Scandinavian style gallery is simple, minimal and interesting without being over the top. What makes this style work well is that variation is provided through the different sizes of the images and through the combination of black and white frames. While the images are different, and the photo frame sizes are different, they are all the same style of frame – an understated, delicate frame. That way, the eye can travel over the gallery with everything appearing in harmony. The images themselves are also muted and subtle, blending in to the monochrome look effortlessly.
Image: Emily Henderson
Use the space around your stairs to create a visually interesting gallery that is full of surprises. A combination of colours, frames, sizes and moments make this gallery truly unique. This is a great way to use photographs to tell a story. Visitors will want to explore the wall as they go up or down the stairs. You will likely often want to stop and travel down memory lane, too. This is a great way to showcase family photos, travel photos or photographs of your life together as a couple. But it can also work for singles who want to create a visual memory board of all of those special times.
Image: Sacramento Street
Similar to the monochrome gallery from earlier, this gallery is minimal and simple. Maps and botanical images are used along with architectural diagrams. Photographs can also be used in this layout. The balance of black and wood works well against the white wall and the white elements within the images. The simplicity of the artwork works well with this style of gallery – black and white photographs would also work well if framed in this way.
For those that want a splash of colour without going full bohemian, this simple gallery adds plenty of brightness. When set against a simple white wall, this type of gallery is especially effective. Pair colourful photographs with quirky framed artwork or even tapestries for something a little different. Interesting photos or nature photos work best with this type of gallery, as they inject a touch of whimsy.
Image: Sarah Sherman Samuel
Using all white frames can work well, especially against a white wall. The key for this layout is balance. Use different sized images and keep your colours muted and subtle. Choose frames that are similar in style and colour, and play with dimensions to add visual interest. This type of layout is very useful for corners or random parts of the room where a large, single artwork would not work.
Image: Natalie Warady
Beautifully mounted and framed black and white photographs work particularly well when framed in classic white frames that highlight the centre image. This type of frame provides a neutral backdrop when placed on a white wall, allowing the image to stand out starkly. While black and white photos work well for this style, you could also consider adding some colour if you’re looking for bolder gallery wall ideas.
Wondering how to plan a layout for your gallery wall? Momtastic has some great tips – check out their full guide to hanging your gallery wall to see how best to get started. If you’re looking for some ideas on what to add to your gallery wall, you can also browse the Prints by Roxb shop, to find a range of modern circular nature photos that are available to purchase as high resolution digital downloads.