Monday, April 4, 2011

Gallery Style

I've always liked the look of pictures hung gallery style on a wall.  Its a great way to use small pieces to cover a large wall.  Our home has a mismatch selection of art due to both sides of our families having artists as well as art picked up on some of our travels.  I pondered the idea of doing a gallery style wall behind our t.v. but in the end I decided to hang 2 Ikea Malm floating shelves side by side and create a gallery style shelf instead.  In my opinion the less cohesive the collection the better!  If any of you have gallery style walls, I would love to see pics!

First here is some inspiration.





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My version...






Definitely a hodge podge, I mixed style of frame, style and type of art and size but I think it works. 

14 comments:

  1. I agree - it DOES work. It looks great actually. I think having the 2 works with blue sort of book-ending everything helps. I've always wanted to do something similar, but lack the confidence for now (oh, and enough art, lol). I'll have to bookmark this to save as inspiration for the day I go for it!

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  2. Love this look! I agree that mix and matching styles is where it is at! I am a big fan of the photo shelf too...and have a couple in my house displaying various artwork/photos just like you :)

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  3. Love the first bedroom with all the photos and your shelfs look great !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  4. I love gallery style as well. I love the design in the first and third photo.

    P.S. Amy- love the photo of the gazebo, and that red asian type of print behind it!

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  5. I love when frames aren't perfectly matched yet still go well with one another and I am obsessed with Gallery walls (I think I have too many in my house), lol. Your shelf looks great and I love the mix!!

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  6. Love the fourth picture with the armchair great way to decorate a wall!
    Your shelf looks great love all the mismatched frames and it goes so well on the shelf.

    Abigail x
    www.abigailsplace8.blogspot.com

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  7. I love your version very nice. I like frames looking like this I'm totally gonna have to try it out:)

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  8. thanks so much Amy! Love these pictures. amazing post, yet again. xoxo

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  9. looks amazing!!! i love everything you've done! :)

    mon

    http://thedoctorscloset.com

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  10. Great job! Your version is so fun & colourful!

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  11. I love pictures on the wall, no matter if handing on a holdfast or leaned on a wall on shelf! Your version is so nice with paiting and photos, especially because you have some relationship to those (as I suppose) :)

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  12. I LOVE this. I really want to do this in our hallway or maybe our living room. I think it looks so cool and beautiful.

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  13. Love this post! And your own version looks lovely too! I'm happy to have you in my list of blogs I follow :) great work!

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