I’ve been wanting to update my gallery wall of family photos in my upstairs hallway for years now. I also have a wall in my bedroom and my 1/2 bathroom that I’m going to turn into a gallery wall of photos and art. I’ve been collecting images of gallery walls that inspire me and thought I would share some of them with you.
Vintage photos over mirrors via Urban Comfort, original source Real Simple
I have lots of vintage photos that were my grandmothers and I would love to display them. I love this idea of hanging them over antique mirrors and matting them in beige instead of stark white.
Monogram Wall source Jones Designs Company
I love this wall of L’s. It’s very fun and unique.
Gallery Wall/Bookshelf source Architectural Digest
I thought this gallery wall was very unique. I’m not sure if it started as a bookcase and they decided to add pictures or boxed the pictures in afterward. If you happen to have any empty bookshelves and no books it’s a great way to display photos and still have space to place objects. I have way too many books and I’m in need of shelf space, but this photo gives me a different perspective.
Washi Tape Gallery Wall source Design Sponge
Washi tape is the rage right now. I thought this idea was a pretty way to display photos or inspiration images that you may want to frequently change. It would also be a great way to display things in a college dorm room or an apartment rental.
Black and White Gallery Wall source Design, Dining and Diapers
I love the typography theme of this black and white gallery wall. Taryn created all of the graphics herself and printed them on card stock. It’s an expensive way to fill frames you may have lying around.
Framed Family Recipes source Emily A. Clark
I love this wall of framed family recipes. If you click on the link you can see the frames close up. The recipes are tacked to a piece of burlap. I have an old recipe of my grandmothers in her handwriting that I’ve been wanting to frame for years.
Five Rules of the Gallery Wall source Because It’s Awesome
I love these five rules of the Gallery Wall
- Mix media, paintings, drawing and photographs. I would also include mirrors.
- Vary frame sizes, styles, colors and widths.
- Mix contemporary antique and personal pieces.
- Stick to a general color scheme.
- Taper off edges and bulge arrangement in the center.
Instagram Display source Good Willionaire
I love this brightly painted oversized old frame. I thought this was a fun way to display phone and instagram photos. You can also easily rotate photos in and out.
Stairway Wall Gallery source Philly Magazine via Pinterest
I love how the above gallery wall photos are closely grouped and follow the upward line of the staircase.
Stairway Landing Gallery Wall source Desire to Inspire photographer Donna Griffith
I love this uniform grouping of photos at the end of a staircase. I don’t have a little landing like this in my home, but if you do, I thought this was a great idea.
I hope these ideas inspire you to get your photos and mementos out of boxes and onto your walls where you can enjoy them! For more ideas check out my Pinterest Gallery Wall Board and follow me on Pinterest.