A gallery wall is a perfect decor idea for any space that makes your home more personalized, gives it a character and tells its story. Speaking about gallery walls, we usually imagine living rooms and bedrooms but today’s roundup is for those who are seeking for ways to make their home look refined and stylish anywhere, even in the smallest spaces like bathrooms.
Plan your bathroom gallery wall figuring out the layout first, then decide on the frames and how to hang everything up. If you are going to use frames, consider their size, color and look and if you gonna use them on all the artwork or not. Decide whether you are going to use only artwork or also some posters, prints and other objects in here.
a beautiful neutral bathroom with square and mosaic tiles, a gallery wall that goes right under the ceiling and vintage appliances
a black and white bathroom with wallpaneling, white appliances and a catchy monochromatic gallery wall
a black and white mudroom with a quirky gallery wall that flows from one wall to another and a candle lantern
a black bathroom with a white vanity and appliances, a bright gallery wall, a mirror and wall sconces is a cool space
As for layouts, there are two main ideas – a grid and a free form. Considering that bathrooms are usually small, they usually show off free form gallery walls. A free form gallery wall is usually built around an anchor piece, and they look more like a collage. Choosing a layout, you may just pick a template that already exists and copy that. Another idea is to lay your frames on the floor or on a big table in front of you. When you’re happy with how it looks, take measurements and transfer them onto your wall. Don’t forget to take a picture with your phone for reference.
a black powder room with a round window, vintage artwork all over the space, white appliances and lights here and there
a bold and catchy bathroom with a green accent wall, a colorful gallery wall, white appliances and bold blooms
a coastal bathroom with blue furniture, a lovely seaside gallery wall, white appliances and potted greenery
a farmhouse bathroom in white, with a stained vanity and white appliances, a mirror, a colorful gallery wall for an accent
a farmhouse bathroom with white subway tiles, a grey vanity, white appliances, a vintage gallery wall and greenery, a mirror in a wooden frame
You don’t have to frame all the pieces in your gallery wall. However, the frames you do use should be chosen carefully. Mixing a bunch of different colors, metallics, stained woods, could quickly become visually overwhelming. So, unless this is the look you are going for, try to limit your frames to a maximum of three different finishes.
a grey bathroom with a catchy vintage gallery wall, white appliances and baskets for storage is a lovely space
a lilac vintage bathroom with a chic gallery wall, a navy oval tub, a rug and some lovely coffee tables plus potted greenery
a modern bathroom with earthy tone tiles, a colorful gallery wall created of plates that brings fun and interest to the space
a moody vintage bathroom with a vintage fireplace, a black bathtub, a gallery wall and printed curtains and a printed pendant lamp
a navy bathroom with a gallery wall that takes all the blank wall space, white appliances and a mirror integrated into this art spot
a neutral mudroom with a ledge gallery wall and seaside artwork, a grey vanity with a butcherblock countertop, white appliances
a neutral vintage bathroom with a checked floor, a vintage stained dresser, a free-standing sink, a gallery wall and a mirror
a pink bathroom with limewashed walls, a tub, a free-standing sink, wooden shelves and a gallery wall
a pretty and lovely bathroom with a colorful gallery wall, a sink on a metal and stone vanity, greenery and apothecary bottles
a pretty bathroom with blue and white tiles, a dark-stained vanity, a woven curtain and a gallery wall that takes all the blank space here
Variety Vs Cohesion
A good way to make sure your gallery wall has variety is to mix media. Combine vintage prints, original art, flea market paintings, photographs and maybe even textiles to create a story on your wall. Try to include a range of different art media as well, like watercolor, oil, charcoal drawings, etc. You may also incorporate neon lights or signs, shelves with small decorative objects or plants, baskets, hats, musical instruments and flowers, mirrors, masks.
a refined moody mudroom with purple walls and white tiles, a black wall-mounted sink, a basket and some bulbs and lights
a refined vintage bathroom with a stone bathtub, a non-working fireplace, a green chair, a refined crystal chandelier and a gallery wall
a small neutral mudroom with planked walls, white appliances, vintage gallery walls and a pendant lamp and printed towels
a small yet lovely emerald mudroom with a gallery wall, white appliances, pampas grass and a cactus, some candles
Though variety is a must for a beautiful gallery wall, it’s also a good idea to aim for some cohesion within your gallery wall, which supposes a more unified look. Elements that can create a unified aesthetic in a gallery are: similar genres of artwork, frames in very similar styles/colors, uniform spacing between the frames and all the same frame dimensions.
a vintage bathroom with grey walls and a dark-stained dresser, white appliances, a gallery wall and a mirror
a vintage bathroom with light green walls, a gallery wall that covers two walls at once, a clawfoot bathtub and a free-standing sink
a vintage cottage bathroom with grey tiles, a vintage gallery wall, a modern soak tub and a black side table
Picture Ledge Gallery Walls
Using a picture ledge leaves a lot of freedom to change things up whenever you like, without having to break out the hammer and nails every time. The most appealing way to display art on picture ledges is by layering it. Place the larger pieces behind and layer smaller ones in front. Get more of beautiful examples below and feel free to steal them!
a vintage neutral bathroom with a gallery wall that takes two walls, neutral free-standing appliances, a mirror and lights
a white attic mudroom with a super colorful poster and magazine cover gallery wall for a touch of fun and brightness in the space
a white farmhouse bathroom with a vintage gallery wlal, a mirror, white appliances and black towels is a chic space
a white farmhouse bathroom with planked walls, a navy wall-mounted sink, a vintage silhouette gallery wall and vintage fixtures
an airy bathroom with a grey vanity and a butcherblock countertop, white appliances, ledges with pics and fresh white blooms