Great Gallery Walls

Digital scrapbookers are memory keepers who appreciate visual presentation. If you are anything like me (Katie), I bet you love a good wall display of photographs and other beautiful pieces. I adore groupings of pictures and I’m always on the lookout for a unique wall display. I love that there are so many trends in decorating now that emulate what I would call “gallery walls” – similar to a curated collection of similar (or even very different) frames, photos, art pieces, or other wall décor.


I’ve shared my own favorite collection of framed pictures here before. I fondly refer to this grouping as our “hall of fame”.

I’ve also been in the mood to create some more gallery walls in my house that will have a mixture of art, quotes, and memories to display. I’m in one of those “let’s switch everything around” modes (see my post on Use-what-you-have decorating), and I plan to give new life to some older pieces by combining them with fresh and new additions. I’ve seen so many inspirational ideas floating around Pinterest, and I’ve been busy pinning them all to help me plan my own projects. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites here today:

I love the look of empty frames and it’s such a great way to repurpose some older frames that have passed their prime. I have some older gold frames that look outdated, but I think they will look fabulous if I spray paint them all white like this!


One of my favorite looks is a wall full of black and white photos! Keep the frames uniform in color and style if you want a clean and linear style, or mix and match frames for a more whimsical look.


Clipboards can act as easy-access “frames” to allow for an ever-changing art display. Brilliant!

One of my favorite sources for gallery wall inspiration is Pottery Barn. I love looking through their catalogs and website for ideas!



I also think it’s perfectly fine to let your own style and creativity shine. There really aren’t any “rules” these days, it’s your collection – and it’s your wall, so have fun!

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