Ashley Tisdale’s Ingenious Gallery Wall Idea Is Perfect for Minimalists

published Apr 23, 2024
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Ashley Tisdale attends the 5th Daytime Beauty Awards honoring science behind beauty, health and wellness at Taglyan Complex on October 01, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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When you’re faced with a big, blank wall, many people immediately think gallery wall. But other people may crave something more minimalist. So, rather than fill that big, blank wall with lots of smaller frames, do as Ashley Tisdale did and invest in a triptych.

A triptych is a piece of art that is divided into three separate panels. It may be a single image divided up into three parts, or a series of separate artworks that are meant to go together. In Tisdale’s case, she opted for a large set of blue and white abstract paintings from artist Violeta Maya that take up most of the main wall in her dining room. The actress showed off her gorgeous wall art in a recent Instagram, and it’s seriously inspiring.

The result is a calming effect that draws the eye to that series of art without making you feel as though the wall is still blank and missing something.

Depending on your style, you can source a triptych from stores like Pottery Barn or West Elm, or you can choose to print digital downloads from print shops or artists on Etsy, which will allow you to choose your own print size and frames, or, of course, you can support an artist in your area. 

You can also make your own triptych if you’re feeling up for a DIY project. The key to a triptych is to keep the three paintings cohesive in color, size, and theme. It doesn’t have to look like a continuous piece of artwork, but it should look like the three canvases are meant to go together. 

Gallery walls are great and all, but triptychs bring a different vibe — and sometimes that uncluttered look is exactly what a space needs.