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Creating a Gallery Wall

Updated: Feb 20, 2019


One area we often see our clients struggle in is how to fill a large wall space well. A simple an effective way to do this is by creating a gallery wall in your home.


Gallery walls are nothing new. Often times, gallery walls include a mix of items like art, photos, mirrors, and other wall decor items. A more recent trend is a more simplistic approach.


There are a variety of ways to create a gallery wall in your home. Here are some of our favorite ways to use this style trend when decorating as well as tips to keep in mind!


One way to style a gallery wall is by flanking your pieces on either side of a focal point. This can be a great way to break up the gallery wall. It also offers symmetry in a space.

We choose to use these large botanical prints on either side of the window. This not only fills the wall but makes the space feel bigger than using smaller items or framed art.

Tip: Adding a mat to a frame creates a streamlined look, accentuating the clean lines.


There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing what to use in your gallery wall. We both lean towards classic prints or photographs. We don't tend to mix the media in our gallery walls although you absolutely could. For a kids' space, their personal artwork would be a fun twist on this idea.


Another aspect to consider when creating a gallery wall is size and scale. Sometimes too many frames can create a cluttered look while too few frames emphasizes how much space is left blank.



This wall was really large and already an accent wall with the pop of color. We choose a large clock. To balance that bold piece and fill the wall, we choose to flank either side with simple prints in a large size that complimented the size of the clock.


With the TV mounted, this wall lacked interest. We added these stunning botanical prints. Now even though the TV is on the main wall, it doesn't pull as the only focal. Even when not in use, the prints create beauty around the functionality of the TV.

Don't be afraid to use a gallery in a different way. Below we had a large wall and the clients did NOT want the TV mounted. That left us with a lot of wall space. We kept the design basic with a grid but played on creating a framework around the TV.


The same frame, all black and white photos and exact spacing made a really great impact in the space.



If ever lost on what to do for a wall space in your home, consider a gallery wall. Easily adaptable for any space, any style, it really is a beautiful way to add your personality and creativity to your home.



- M+B Design


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