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Eclectic Gallery Wall: How to Style

I remember trying to create my first gallery wall and being slightly scared of how it would turn out. I knew I didn't want the streamlined modern version (nothing wrong with it) but I wanted something different, something with more spunk and personality so I went ahead and worked it out since I was working in my passion anyway and it turned out great-- what do you guys think?

Mood board, Valentine mood board, Valentine inspiration, red curtains, red heart pillow

Thinking about this made me think, for sure there has to be someone out there who starts sweating profusely when it comes to creating an eclectic gallery wall. So in order to help you out and me seriously (I'm still learning), I'm creating this guide to show you different styles and different ways to get the eclectic gallery wall look, whether you are creating it with pictures or wall art or other home decor/accent. I hope you find this useful.

  1. Create an eclectic gallery wall with pictures of different sizes - As you see below, though the sizes vary, they come together to create a cohesive look. The larger, more vertical sizes (12 by 16) help to define where the other smaller and horizontal pieces go. To achieve this, ensure that the top and bottom of all the frames together end up in a straight line.

2. Add in other home decor accents to make it your own - As seen below in this Edesign I created, you can not only use pictures to create an eclectic gallery wall, but you can make it more personable by adding home decor pieces such as mirrors, wall clocks, a piece of art - anything that adds personality and means something to you helps make this gallery wall one of a kind.

3. Create a focal point - Center the rest of your gallery wall around a focal point - an emphasis. Something that catches your eyes as soon as you walk into the room. It could be a beautiful graphic art or abstract art, a mirror, a sculpture - just have fun with it and ensure that it is arranged at eye level.

4. No pictures. Home decor ONLY - this is major eclecticism right here and major personality. Whether you're a minimalist or a maximalist, you can't go wrong with this style. Just choose one item as a gallery wall arrangement - it could be a wall of cars, a wall of sculptures, a wall of mirrors, a wall of art. I love this idea because the items you choose could be something you own already - especially if you have lots of it. This type of eclectic gallery wall brings depth, adds variety and creates movement in a space.

I hope this has enlightened you as much as it helped me as well to see that you have many options when it comes to creating an eclectic gallery wall. It's all about making it your own while infusing color, texture, pattern, emphasis, considering the space and the balance you want to create. Just let it flow. Don't sweat it.

But if you still want a professional expertise on creating an eclectic gallery wall in your home, I would be more than happy to assist you.


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