Gallery walls dont need to just be a collection of expensive art, but rather include stuff like posters, illustrations, old rusty signs, keepsakes etc.
This gallery wall above is in a passage way in my home. It's made up of photographs, art, illustrations & keepsakes. It's a definate talking point in the home. Friends always seem to pause in front of it, when passing by, to take it all in. The darker blue hue painted on this wall adds more interest and ties the different frames together.
A great idea is to group a collection of photographs, all of the same size, and mount them in one large frame. Even thou the photographs arent mounted in individual frames, you still achieve that gallery wall effect, as above.
Gallery walls work awesomely in staircases. I created this gallery wall above in a clients home and is made up of family photos. Keeping frames to one colour unifies the look.
Image via Elle Decor
One of my favourite things to do is to rest art on shelves, instead of hanging them on the walls. This space above has soo much interest created by the casually placed art on the shelves and stacks of books with objet. Even thou the art rests informally amongst the books, the look is still relatively simple and not too cluttered.
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Add dimension to a gallery wall by hanging objet amongst the framed photos and artwork. This wall above oozes personality. By keeping to a monochrome scheme, this wall doesnt look too busy.
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Hope I've inspired you to create your own unique gallery wall, filled with things you love and showcases your personality.