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How to Create the Dreamiest Designer Gallery Walls (Without Breaking the Bank)

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

Gallery walls are awesome. Period. Whatever style you choose, there's always a way to play up an empty wall and really pull a room together with what you choose to display on them. You can think of it akin to accessorising an OOTD - a carefully-considered touch ultimately elevates the level of sophistication. But I get it - styling a wall can be a tad intimidating (or maybe even the thought of boring a hole unto the wall would be enough to cause a panic attack), but it doesn't have to be! It's all about knowing what you want, planning with care, and helping yourself to a bit of DIY, and you're well on your way in creating the curated gallery wall of your dreams.

So, without further ado, here's a round up of my 4 absolute favourite designer gallery wall styles, along with some practical designer tips on how you yourself can achieve them. I've also included links to local online retailers carrying art posters, picture frames, and wall decors to get you started. Believe me, they're actually simpler (and more budget-friendly) than you think.


Styling by Emma Fischer 📷 Allen Cordic for @bjurforshome

If you had to fill a wall over a sofa, the most common approach would be to create gallery right in the middle. And while that's usually pretty great too, I love what offsetting does, which is to introduce negative space. That visual "tension" creates a more interesting flow and movement within the room - like a confident, rebellious streak that just makes it all the more mysterious and alluring.