And gallery walls have been a thing for many years. It was not some savvy designer 5 years ago that had this bright idea. As also in fashion, history usually repeats itself. Oh hello leggings and high waisted jeans. And, how many girls these days look like they would fit right in at Woodstock? I remember walking into my Grandmother's urban apartment 30 years ago and she had beautiful oval black and white photographs grouped together on a wall..hmm I would certainly call that a gallery wall.
At this point, I have not collected enough of "like kind" art to make a killer art wall but it is definitely on my to do list. I do, however, have plenty of family photographs that I have transformed into a picture gallery wall in our office.
In my opinion, when you have enough of one thing it makes a pretty bold statement. The common theme in our office is that they are all family photos and all of the frames are black. Picture and art walls equal happiness. It is about bringing some of your favorite things together to make a statement. When I am sitting at my desk and I look up at our gallery wall..it definitely puts a smile on my face. And I love it when our guests check it out too..it usually puts a smile on their face, as well:)
Below is a roundup of some of my favorite gallery and art walls around the internet and in magazines.
I love this family photo wall, I believe by Jennifer Delonge from Domino way back when.
This is another beautifully executed wall with classic look of black and whites with a mixture of family photos and art. From Pinterest.
Oh, how I heart the picture ledge. Not only do they look incredible but it would be so fun to switch them out and around as you please. Elle Décor.
This combo below is pretty spectacular...does it get any better than a photo ledge and bookshelves...I don't think so!!
The two rooms below would be pretty awesome to walk into..so much to look at and check out on the walls. And it does not hurt that both rooms have great architectural detail. They both do a beautiful job of combining lots of good stuff with apparently no theme and making it look really good!! Both images were found on Apartment Therapy.
I am pretty obsessed with the feel of the below three rooms...like hyperventilating obsessed! All three are from Pinterest.
Image below via Pottery Barn...love the different photos but in matching frames against the barn wood. Great juxtaposition of different styles.
The one below is a pretty perfect vignette ...vintage portraits, antlers, creams, browns, wood, and a horse pillow:) From Pinterest.
While the art below is not on a wall, one cannot deny the beauty of its display. Elle Décor.
Hope you enjoyed these great walls and rooms!!