A gallery wall is usually a great way to fill an empty and somewhat neglected space or to make a feature of an area for instance above a bed or in a hallway entrance, to greet people. But to create such a feature, you don’t always have to provide only a flat wall, you may extend your gallery wall to the corner and another wall giving it more space. Here are some ideas to create such a corner gallery wall.
Form Your Gallery Wall
Start by roughly plotting the formation of your gallery. Think about using different frame sizes, sketch out the layout first or you could even create a mock up on photoshop if you have it. Be mindful of the wall color so the frames don’t camouflage into the surroundings. You can even ditch the nails and buy some picture ledges to display your gallery. Prints look lovely just propped up against a wall, slightly over lapping one another and it means it’s even easier to swap things around.
a 1920s inspired living room with green walls, a botanical print corner sofa, a beige round pouf, a corner gallery wall and bright blooms
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 bold corner gallery wall in black and white, with prints, artwork, photos and fun pieces is a cool idea for a modern space
a bright and colorful gallery wall with mismatching frames, bold floral and naive artworks and greenery is a cool idea for a boho space
a bright and fun gallery wall taking two walls, with colorful abstract art and white frames
a bright mid-century modern home office with blush walls, a stained desk and a chair, a colorful gallery wall and greenery and a cactus
a catchy gallery wall covering the corner with blonde wood, white and black frames, white matting and some abstract art
a chic gallery wall with gold and blonde wood frames and abstract art of various kinds
a chic gallery wall with mismatching frames but with the same gold finish and muted color or black and white art
a chic gallery wall with mismatching wood and gold frames and various abstract art to accent a little nook
a coastal bathroom with blue furniture, a lovely seaside gallery wall, white appliances and potted greenery
Pick The Pieces
Go for a mix of styles and accent colors, rock a mix of photography, typography and illustration. Often having a similar color palette running through is enough to tie them all together. Pick a mix of white/ plain backgrounds and images that are bled right to the edge so it doesn’t look too full on. Shapes or lines or even just blocks of color compliment a vast array of prints in a gallery set up. Don’t go too trend led when choosing your prints as this won’t have longevity, although the good thing about a gallery wall is you can sub prints out as time goes on and you get bored.
a colorful gallery wall taking two walls with mismatching frames and super bold artworks in various styles and in various colors
a colorful gallery wall taking two walls, with vintage paintings in neutral frames, with portraits and botanicals is amazing
a high contrasting bedroom with a bed and printed bedding, several gallery wall, printed rugs and black table lamps
a large corner gallery wall of black and white family photos in matching black frames is a good idea to style an awkward nook
a large family gallery wall with mismatching frames and various black and white and colored artworks is a cool idea
a large free form gallery wall with a bold color scheme and with vintage artworks will make the space more refined
a lovely nook with a black chair with a pillow, a mini gallery wall and some dried blooms and plants
Leave Space For Detail
Your gallery wall doesn’t need to be made up entirely of frames, in fact other details interspersed between the prints makes the whole thing look more complete. Hang wall plants, mirrors, wall hangings or garlands. Think of it like adding a bag, earrings or shoes to an outfit. Have fun with accessorizing the gallery but do remember to leave space for these things. Ideally they should be planned into the overall layout, unless you’re using picture ledges. Get inspired by various cool ideas below and create your own cool gallery wall!