Think Gallery Walls Are Done? We Asked an Expert for 3 Fresh Takes on the Trend

We know what you're thinking. Gallery walls? What else needs to be said? In the lifespan of design trends, it would seem as though a gallery wall has already experienced its peak. They've appeared in television shows and magazines, on blogs and commercials, in apartments and houses. At this point, they're about as ubiquitous in the home space as a can of paint. But much like other tried-and-true trends—like white subway tiles and farmhouse sinks—there's also a reason why the look of a gallery wall has yet to fade in popularity. Put simply, it looks good. All it takes is a new angle to make it fresh.

"A gallery wall is an easy way to give a blank wall a bold treatment, and with the right planning, it can be completed in a few hours," says Sarah Fishburne, the director of trend and design at The Home Depot. "If you take the time to make your selections personal to your experiences, it will feel stylish versus overdone."

So let's say that you have a blank wall, and you're probably thinking, What should I do with this? Well, try creating an updated version of this aesthetic. Fishburne walks through everything that's necessary for this job below, from the tools you need to the time it'll take to complete. We also got her advice on the three types of layouts to consider, and what to keep in mind as you put everything together.

"Choose a theme that captures your sense of style or aspects of your life," Fishburne adds. And when you do that, a gallery wall will always be a top design trend.