The gallery wall is, at once, excessively cool and inherently intimidating. Because if we’re being honest, most home décor is easy. It’s not hard to pair a couch with an armchair, or to throw together a motley crew of thrifted pieces and trust that things will work out. But gallery walls? Gallery walls are demanding. They require you to act as a curator, a composer, and an executor at the same damn time. It’s not enough to amass a collection of incredible art; you have to figure out how to arrange that art—and then you have to precisely execute your plan, as you meticulously nail piece after piece into the wall.
Gallery walls are demanding. They require you to act as a curator, a composer, and an executor at the same damn time.
Few of us are good at even one of these jobs—let alone all three. So we do what any reasonable person would: We turn to Instagram for help, for guidance, for inspiration.
Thankfully, Instagram has a plethora of answers for any gallery wall question that may arise. The platform is littered with the kinds of stunning, sophisticated gallery walls that rival the walls of your dreams. Peruse the near-endless selection, and revel in the sheer number of solutions there are to this once-daunting challenge.
No, the internet at large can’t hammer nails into the wall for you, but it can guide you through virtually every other step in this complicated process. And considering Instagram probably inspired your love of gallery walls in the first place, that’s really only fair, isn’t it?
Sometimes Less Is More
Bigger isn’t always the answer. This decorator understands that three thoughtfully composed small pieces can make just as much of an impact as one larger one. Plus, you can use smaller pieces to bring out some of the brighter shades in your palette without overwhelming your space.