Create the Perfect Gallery Wall

Have a fabulous art collection? How about a number of family photographs? A gallery wall is a great way to infuse your space with personal style. Whether in a bedroom, living room, hallway, or even the stairwell – with just a little planning, a well curated gallery wall can make an otherwise neutral or plain area go from drab to fab. Take a look at these inspiring examples that illustrate some great ways to get that cohesive collected look.

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Kate Hartman, owner of Chickadee, artfully displays a collection of framed intaglios under a relief sculpture in her softly-hued master bedroom. TOUR THE HOME

Designers Annie Goldberg and Ginny Maguire of AG Designs kept the atmosphere fun in this den/family room with a wall of eclectic artwork. The collection features a velvet Elvis purchased at a yard sale years ago, a giant pink donut indicating the family’s love for The Simpsons television show, and a Widespread Panic painting by Frenchy that the couple received as a wedding present. TOUR THE HOME

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Designer Melanie Pounds, owner of Patina, added a pop of color to this lounging space with a grouping of botanical prints. TOUR THE HOME

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Finding a way to display your children’s artwork can be a challenge. Here, designer Paige Schnell of Tracery Interiors, created organized chaos off the kitchen with a haphazard arrangement that is equal parts playful and imaginative. TOUR THE HOME

Chickadee owner Kate Hartman deploys alternating horizontal and vertical frames to showcase fun animal prints in her son’s nursery.  TOUR THE HOME

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Designer Ware Porter adorned a wall in his living room with a collection of oil paintings. Ware balances classic items like the étagère and oil paintings with edgier pieces such as the contemporary coffee table. “I don’t think rooms should be too serious, ” says Ware. “I’m not a stuffy person and need some aspect of whimsy in my rooms.” TOUR THE HOME

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Paige Schnell of Tracery Interiors showcases her client’s collection of vintage paint-by-numbers artwork in vibrant groupings. “They are so much fun to collect. Each one is a reminder of where I found it or who found it for me,” says the homeowner. TOUR THE HOME

Designer Fran Keenan pulled from her client’s collections of art work (adding a mirror and horns) to create a salon wall in this study. TOUR THE HOME

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