Gallery walls aren't just fashionable, they're an accessible and creative way for everyone to get involved in art; to mix together different pieces that move them or make them smile, and curate a collection that works for their home. Wil Law, home design stylist at John Lewis, says a great first step is finding a piece that really speaks to you, not thinking too much about the room.
suggests: "Stick to the same colour throughout for a uniformed look, opt for black & white for a minimalist feel, or mix family holiday photos with seascapes, or architectural prints from your favourite destination to create a memory wall." This largely black and white display is softened with gentle colour throughout and has natural themes running through.
If you're looking for themes hooked more on an interiors style, examples like 'everything boho', 'retro dinette', or 'earthly pigments'; are all shared on Fy! A sentiment shared by printer and interiors blogger Revi Winton who says: "I like to add whatever makes me smile.
Revi has added wooden letters and a woven cactus to her eclectic staircase gallery wall and it’s so much fun. Revi also mixes in everything from neon light signs, to mirrors, to wooden family initials, and even adds little touches like paint or bronze leaf to some prints; there's no end to how playful you can be with gallery walls Watercolours, scandi designs and botanical prints will promote relaxation whereas typography, contemporary and geometric styles can bring vibrancy to an entertaining space and provide a talking point." While Wil says it's fine to have a really eclectic mix as long as there's balance to it: "You wouldn't have 80% black and white photographs with one really bold abstract picture. You can mix the size, shape and style of your prints but always match your colours in some way throughout to create a link." She also has a clever idea for how to consider your collection as a whole before buying, suggesting: "Create a mood board with saved images of the prints you love on a blank document on your computer and edit them until you find a combination you are happy with."
"The simplest way to tackle layout," according to Molly; "Is to keep the size of your space in mind and choose a selection of small, medium and large prints. Use old wrapping paper or newspaper to cut out the size of your prints and stick to your walls, playing around with the configuration until you have found the aesthetic you are after."
While John Lewis home design stylist Wil's top tip is to keep everything close together and unified. Wil says using the same frame colour and style throughout is good for closely themed and simple gallery walls, and can also help pull eclectic ones together if you're struggling.
Or for an inexpensive and character filled option, interiors blogger Revi recommends second hand: "I love a good rummage at charity shops. Make the most of your time at home and enjoy Good Housekeeping delivered directly to your door every month!