Create Your Own Gallery of Vintage Art at Home

There's plenty of great vintage art to be found at fairs and stores, so why stop at just one painting? As these rooms show, collecting a few vintage art pieces to make a unique, relatively inexpensive gallery wall can make a great impression.

Depending on your taste in artwork, you can search out quirky paint-by-numbers or more traditional landscapes. Or you can mix it up and create something completely unique. It's a fun, personal way to decorate anywhere from the smallest entryway to a large living room wall.

• Kirsten Grove's large, diverse collection features everything from portraits to still lifes. Via Simply Grove.
• Longtime followers of SfGirlByBay have followed Rico Suave, Victoria's vintage painting of a man in a suit, to various spots around her home. Here, he's part of a well-balanced gallery wall. Via Decor8.
• Decorator Kevin Corn mimics the clean lines of his entry table with a series of vintage photos. Via Design*Sponge.
Rodellee's Tiny Vintage Studio shows that vintage artwork can balance well with modern, graphic textiles.
• Kelly and Matt's vintage Witco piece looks chic hanging beside their liquor cabinet in their Modern Take on Tiki House Tour.
• Tiffany and Jaan's vintage museum exhibit posters look elegant and simple in their Scandinavian Inspired Flat.
• Vintage artwork cleverly decorates what could have been an awkward corner in Danny and Jeff's Vintage Collection House Tour.
• The home of Wary Meyers founders Lisa and John Meyers features two vintage pieces paired with a colorful collection of pillows.
• A pretty, mellow collection of paintings looks sweet with a hat rack and Dwell bedding in Jordan Ferney's San Francisco bedroom.
• Three large pieces over a series of smaller ones creates a unique gallery wall in Laura & Anna's Small Cool 2010 entry.

Image: 1. Kirsten Grove for Simply Grove 2. Victoria Smith for Decor8 3. Jim McHugh for Design*Sponge 4. Bethany Nauert 5. Beth Bates 6. Laure Joliet 7. Jason Loper 8. Wary Meyers 9. Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day! 10. Apartment Therapy

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.

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