Last year this time, Nancy published a great post featuring 10 fun and funky ways to rethink the gallery wall. Because it's an awesome way to add a big stretch of art to a wall in an affordable way (hello not having to invest in huge art) but because it's something you see in lots of interiors, here are eight more funky ideas to keep your gallery walls fresh in 2014.
Add color! As pictured above in this photo from Better Homes and Gardens, using all one color of frame (not white, black or wood-toned) is quite the visual sight!
Put a gallery wall in an unexpected place. Like over the tub in a bathroom in this photo from The Fashion Medley. In your laundry room. In your master closet. Why should the joy of a gallery wall only be for those who enter your common rooms?
Keep it stunningly simple. Gallery walls have traditionally been packed and cluttered with as many pieces as could fit on a wall. Less is sometimes more. Find a perfect example in Lauren's Farewell, Home Sweet Home.
Stack art in compact places (especially if you're trying to distract from an unwanted element in the space, like the radiator spotted in Inspired by Charm).
Make a long, narrow row of art down a long hallway, pulling people through a space. Spotted on One Kind Design.
Why's it got to be art at all? Architectural elements look great in clusters. The evidence in this room shot by Patrick Cline for Lonny is strong.
Corner it. Like all the way from the floor to the ceiling, as seen in this photo from Elle Decor via Setting for Four.
Match the frames to the wall color. It'll make the art pop and look sleek and dramatic, to boot, just like in this living room seen on A Beautiful Mess.
So inspired you're ready to start hanging (or rearranging)? These are our very best tips for hanging art:
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Just want to hang one piece of art, but unconventionally?
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(Image credits: Better Homes and Gardens; The Fashion Medley; Pablo Enriquez; Inspired by Charm; One Kind Design; Patrick Cline via Lonny; Setting for Four; A Beautiful Mess)