Finding the perfect wall hangings for your home can be a daunting task. With so many themes out there it can be quite a challenge to choose exactly what’s right for you. Whether you want to flaunt your curatorial spirit, showcase your family photos, or highlight a particular theme, it takes a little bit of ingenuity to strike the perfect balance between beautifully random and tastefully cohesive. Gallery walls are a fabulous way of bringing an extra touch of personality to any room, so we’ve collected our favourite decorating tips to make the task of choosing less intimidating.
Choose an inspiring theme for your wall by focusing on something you truly love. From Marrakesh markets to Indian temples and the French countryside, themed walls provide the perfect platform to tell the visual story of something you have a personal connection to, bringing charm and character to your living space.
Here the nautical theme is stylishly curated through an interesting mix of objects and textures, tied together with simple bright colours. The floor-to-ceiling theme also incorporates the furniture so it flows seamlessly with the room.
Match your frames
Gallery walls are often the most beautiful when they somehow strike the perfect balance between match and mismatch. But when you’re working with different sized pictures and more than one colour, it can be quite challenging to strike a balanced tone. Simple framing is a great way to bring continuity to your gallery wall.
This wall displays a wide variety of abstract concepts against a monochromatic backdrop, but the use of basic black and off-white picture frames ties everything together seamlessly.
Play with textures
It’s amazing how much variety you can create with a textural concept. This wall explores various art styles and textures around a simple colour wheel. The watercolours fit together perfectly, each focusing on a single element and a single colour. The shelves add a touch of contrast and variety but maintain the same uniform quality by following the same colour-wheel and the flat-lay watercolour texture on the wall is offset splendidly with live plants in the foreground.
Splash a colour
Colours make a bold statement and can dramatically influence the mood of a room. With the endless array of possibilities on how to style a wall, focusing on one colour is a great way to narrow down your choices and give your creativity some much-needed focus. When done properly, a gallery wall with one main colour can do wonders for elevating the quality of a room, giving you the freedom to play with variety without spinning out of control. Colour brings character to a space and ties various elements together harmoniously.
Mix old photographs with family keepsakes
Weave the elements of your life together through storytelling by featuring treasured objects, collectables and personal photographs. Framing special objects alongside portraits of beloved family members brings depth, character, and a timeless quality to any space.