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23 creative and cost effective wall ideas for you

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Gallery walls are a fast, simple and expressive way to add a lot of personality and style to your home and with interior designers seeking to include in them in many of their projects, we thought you might want to get in on the action too! Don't be fooled into believing that you have to install nothing but paintings, in an orderly fashion, in your living room though, as we are about to prove that when it comes to art and your home, basically anything goes! 

1. A gallery wall can be a collection of ANYTHING you love, not just paintings.

 Walls & flooring by studio {hammel}
studio {hammel}

wall hanging

studio {hammel}

2. Different prints look great when all framed in matching frames.

 Living room by alba najera
alba najera

CG 3D DISEÑO DE UN INTERIOR

alba najera

3. You don't have to have a huge number of things to hang to create that gallery wall!

  by Ghar360
Ghar360

Living Room Wall Paper

Ghar360

4. If music is your chosen art form, get those record sleeves up on the wall!

5. Eclectic spaces really embrace gallery walls.

6. Even traditional homes can make gorgeous gallery walls work, with the right antique frames!

 Living room by Rosangela Photography
Rosangela Photography

A Traditional English Home

Rosangela Photography

7. If you like symmetry, a perfectly spaced and executed display is just the ticket for you.

 Living room by Rosangela Photography
Rosangela Photography

Modern Living room with an Asian Touch

Rosangela Photography

8. If you favor large pieces of art, you can make do with smaller numbers of items!

 Living room by ARKITEX INTERIORS
ARKITEX INTERIORS

Private Residence in Beykoz

ARKITEX INTERIORS

9. Totally unstructured gallery walls look amazing in fun family homes.

10. You can use a variety of mediums together, such as photographs, prints and maps.

11. Motivational messages, framed, make great gallery walls for offices.

 Study/office by Alterego Design
Alterego Design

Décoration de bureau style scandinave

Alterego Design

12. Get creative with how you display your gallery wall items. Are those REALLY coat hangers?

13. If you create your own art, how about painting a blackboard wall and changing your gallery every day?

14. Gallery walls with a theme are perfect for an impactful living rooms!

 Walls & flooring by Bimago
Bimago

Bimago Wandbild

Bimago

15. Simple photo gallery walls are a lovely way to keep your loved ones close, even as you work!

16. Try to space your items in a way that will make adding new pieces easy.

17. Think about your color schemes before you hang items, so in a neutral room, try to keep your items a little more subdued!

 Living room by LEIVARS
LEIVARS

Wimbledon

LEIVARS

18. The wall that runs adjacent to your stairs is the perfect spot for a dramatic, large installation!

 Corridor & hallway by Specht Architects
Specht Architects

West Lake Hills Residence

Specht Architects

19. When a headboard isn't enough to liven up your bedroom, a gallery wall, right above your head, will be fantastic.

20. Hallways can sometimes be a little boring, but a gallery wall will make them fascinating, especially for first time guests!

 Corridor & hallway by E2 Architecture + Interiors
E2 Architecture + Interiors

E2 PAVILION ECO HOUSE, BLACKHEATH

E2 Architecture + Interiors

21. Ultra minimalist rooms are the perfect recipients for intensely bright gallery walls.

 Walls & flooring by Bimago
Bimago

Bimago Wandbild

Bimago

22. When one gallery wall isn't enough, you can spread the scheme around onto neighboring surfaces too!

 Study/office by Art Concept Gallery
Art Concept Gallery

Manager office desk

Art Concept Gallery

23. Don't think of any room as not suitable for a gallery installation, as they all are!

If you love the impact that art can have on a home, take a look at this Ideabook: 20 Art pieces to glam up the household.

Would a gallery wall work in your home? Tell us in the comment section!
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