Gallery Wall Ideas & Gorgeous Affordable Prints to Frame Now!

I grew up with gallery walls, and my mom always did a beautiful job creating them. My sisters also do an epic job displaying their collected treasures upon the wall. But me? I have created gallery walls over the years, but I quickly became bored with them. With a new house, maybe there will be a fresh opportunity for one! So much to admire here today from these talented creatives, and we’ll explore Gallery Wall Ideas as well as inexpensive prints to add to yours!

Gallery wall above beadboard with a mix of original art and prints in neutral tones - @forthehome. #gallerywall
An inspiring gallery wall with neutrals by @forthehome

Design Inspiration & Gallery Wall Ideas

Add Architectural Interest

Jackye Lanham’s Kiawah Island living room has a beautiful fireplace with framed art hung on either side (the right side is below). Should you not have the space or desire for built-ins flanking a fireplace, consider adding architecture with art.

Living room by Jackye Lanham is accented with antiques from Robuck and altar stick lamp - in Milieu magazine, Fall 2022.
MILIEU (Fall, 2022) – Interior Design: Jackye Lanham/Architect: Stan Dixon

Believe it or not, the room above is in a new build that only looks like an old carriage house!

Struggle quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #strugglequotes #selfcarequote #selfkindness

Calm Collections

Sometimes a tidy gallery wall is just the look you’re after. In a stairway, all of the frames for the botanical prints are identical. You can still find affordable amazing vintage or antique books with botanical, bird, butterfly, and landscape prints that are frame-worthy for your gallery wall.

Looking for a pretty warm beige paint color? It is Farrow & Ball’s Shaded White in the above space.

Inspirational quote relevant to our current pandemic crisis of COVID 19 by Etty Hillesum on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #struggle #unity

The thirty black frames in this installation below contrast with the pale wall, yet the composition stays very serene and modern.

I love the reflection of the art in the gorgeous black marble table!

Inspiring quote of encouragement on Hello Lovely Studio about defeat from Fitzgerald. #defeat #struggle #inspirational #quote #kindness #encouragement #personalgrowth #motivational

Laid Back Freespirited Galleries

In my friend Jenny’s former art studio, a bright yellow wall is an explosion of happy color. Not all gallery walls must be carefully planned out mathematically or Martha style.

This reminds me of a gallery wall I created years ago with a zillion unframed favorite family photos and washi tape. It was such a conversational moment for everyone who passed by that wall!

Rest quote by Cole Arthur Riley in THIS HERE FLESH. #restquotes #contemplativequotes

Understated & Calm Wall Art

One of my favorite bedrooms of all time! This small Stockholm apartment is so understated and serene yet big on style! Gallery walls can work even if you love minimal style.

Lovely serene Stockholm apartment bedroom with muted quiet colors of light grey and white and modern Scandi design - Frantastic Frank. #scandinavian #interiordesign #stockholmapartmet #bedroomdesign #bedroomdecor
Fantastic Frank/Styling; Josefin Haag

How about that painted baseboard detail?

Inspiring quote about despair and depression on Hello Lovely Studio. #depressionquote #despairquote #emotionalwellness

Black Backdrop for a Gallery Wall

Sherry Hart is a favorite interior designer who knows her way around neutral color palettes. The gallery walls she creates on deep dark walls are always epic. Consider adding drama with a gallery black wall.

Gorgeous gallery wall painted Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain provides a lovely contrast with framed art with white mats - Sherry Hart. #benjaminmoore #ironmountain #paintcolors
Sherry Hart’s gallery wall painted BENJAMIN MOORE Iron Mountain

We love that she shares the paint colors for many of her projects!

Glennon Doyle inspirational quote from "Untamed." #glennondoyle #quotes #untamed #inspirationalquotes #strugglequotes #personalgrowth #selfkindness #selfawareness

Have a powder room that needs some personality and interest?

Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron black paint color on gallery wall in powder room designed by Sherry Hart - @sherryhdesigns. #blackpaintcolors #bmwroughtiron #gallerywalls
BM WROUGHT IRON painted gallery wall in powder bath designed by Sherry Hart

I love this idea for guests to enjoy!

Struggle and failure quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #failurequotes #strugglequotes

Boring Hall to Art Gallery

Get ready to sigh! Floating shelves can be perfect for a rotating collection of art!

Summer Thornton designed hallway turned art gallery with pale lavender walls, geometric painted floors, and impossibly beautiful architecture. From WONDERLAND: Adventures in Decorating (Rizzoli, 2022). Photo by Thomas Loof. #summerthornton
A boring hallway to a bedroom becomes an art gallery of impossible beauty. Lavender lacquered walls and geometric painted floor. From Wonderland: Adventures in Decorating (2022 by Summer Thornton); photo: Thomas Loof.

Summer Thornton designed the unforgettable interiors in this home, and you can find more inspiration from her work HERE.

Brené Brown quote about empathy, courage, boundaries and vulnerability on Hello Lovely Studio. #empathyquotes #selfkindness #brenebrownquotes

Collected Silhouettes

Enjoy the hunt for art and pieces to display. This next gallery wall moment from Nora Murphy’s book pulls at my heartstrings. The Swedish immigrant family who cared for me and my siblings in childhood had framed silhouettes and art in the stairway of their Dutch Colonial home.

I’m reminded that the way we decorate a wall is not a small thing. We are creating backdrops for memories whether we are conscious of it or not.

Mary Oliver poetry to uplift and encourage on Hello Lovely Studio.

Mixing Media on the Wall

This gallery wall at Patina Farm by Brooke and Steve Giannetti takes my breath away. Mix framed pieces with other art on the wall.

There’s something quite modern about how the contemporary paintings mix with the traditional plaster sculpture.

Atlas of the Heart Brené Brown quote about empathy, courage, boundaries and emotion on Hello Lovely Studio. #brenebrownquotes

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Inexpensive Yet Lovely Vintage Prints to Frame

Ready to discover some lovely options for gallery wall art?

Set of 3 vintage neutral prints, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy. #vintageprints #gallerywallprints
Set of 3 Vintage Neutral Prints, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy

Are you surprised that these gorgeous prints can be snagged easily and affordably?

Autumn landscape gallery set of prints from Maple and Oak Vintage on Etsy. #landscapeprints #vintagelandscape
Autumn Landscapes Gallery Set of 4, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy

Since they are digital downloads, it is affordable to collect a whole wall full.

Set of 5 vintage European paintings gallery art set from MapleandOakVintage on Etsy. #gallerywallart #vintageeuropean #vintageprints
Set of 5 Vintage European Paintings, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy

But what I love most is the curation from this amazing seller, Maple and Oak Vintage.

Moody Beaches Set of prints, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy. #seascapes #beachpaintings #vintageseascape
Moody Beaches Set of 4 Prints, MapleandOakVintage on Etsy

So many sophisticated and beautiful options!

Anne Lamott inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #annelamott #lifequotes #encouragementquotes #grace

Let me know if you have a gallery wall in your own home and any secrets for us!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Tray Side Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
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Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing