5 steps to creating an aesthetic gallery wall

5 steps to creating an aesthetic gallery wall

We all love gallery walls, and it's not hard to see why. They do so many things. They're an amazing way to infuse color and pattern into space. They let the art-lovers among us display our collections in groups so we can get more pieces on the walls. They're an excellent way to take up empty space on a large wall, making the room feel fully inhabited. And most importantly they're one of the best opportunities we get to show who we are and what we love in our spaces. Gallery walls are simply the best. But if you're starting to feel like you've seen so many that you haven't started on your own for fear of looking too conventional, then let us be the first to invite you to be unconventional.

A great gallery wall can be just pictures, whether art or photos. It can also be much more than that. To make a great gallery wall, start with your favorite images like photographs, drawings, or art, and then start adding in the things you cherish like postcards from favorite vacations, your grandmother’s dishes, jewelry, or pieces from your favorite game. The possibilities are essentially endless. Of course, you still have to keep it stylish. But with some practice and a keen editorial eye, creating an eclectic and chic gallery wall is no trouble at all. Here is our five best tips to creating an aesthetic gallery wall in your own home. 

1. Keep the color going

2. Think thematically

3. Play with levels

4. Bring order to chaos

5. Be creative

Check out how this can be done with posters from Project Nord: