70 Free Form Gallery Wall Ideas That Inspire

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Gallery walls are all the rage for home decor, and I’m sure they will never go out of style as no other element gives so much personality and character to the space. Gallery walls can be grid and free form, and today we’ll take a closer look at free form ones.

What Is A Free Form Gallery Wall?

A free form gallery wall is a collage on the wall, it is much more eye-catchy than a grid one as there’s no linear formation. Such a gallery wall will be nice in maximalist, global, boho interiors and for those who like a non-formal approach to decorating. However, modern decor styles can also welcome such gallery walls in case you use only modern art, for example. Free form might be a better layout for you if you find yourself switching up your artwork a lot. It’s also great to start with a free-form gallery wall if you don’t have a lot of art pieces to start with; it leaves you more freedom to add more artwork gradually over time.

a beautiful free form gallery wall with thin black and silver frames and black and white and colored art

a beautiful free form gallery wall with thin black and silver frames and black and white and colored art

a beautiful gallery wall with thin black frames and white matting plus bold or muted color artworks or prints is wow

a beautiful gallery wall with thin black frames and white matting plus bold or muted color artworks or prints is wow

a beautiful modern gallery wall with thin black, white and brown frames, with abstract and other black and white and monochromatic art

a beautiful modern gallery wall with thin black, white and brown frames, with abstract and other black and white and monochromatic art

a bold and fun gallery wall with black, blonde wood and gilded frames, with colorful art, fringe, decorative plates and faux taxidermy

a bold and fun gallery wall with black, blonde wood and gilded frames, with colorful art, fringe, decorative plates and faux taxidermy

a bold gallery wall with black and white frames and electric blue mats for a more cohesive and a bit crazy look

a bold gallery wall with black and white frames and electric blue mats for a more cohesive and a bit crazy look

a bright and catchy pop art gallery wall with mismatching frames and bold artworks in this style is amazing

a bright and catchy pop art gallery wall with mismatching frames and bold artworks in this style is amazing

a bright and fun gallery wall with mismatching frames, shapes, sizes and artworks for a fun and eclectic touch

a bright and fun gallery wall with mismatching frames, shapes, sizes and artworks for a fun and eclectic touch

a bright gallery wall with a bold non-framed artwork in the center and some mismatching artworks around

a bright gallery wall with a bold non-framed artwork in the center and some mismatching artworks around

a catchy gallery wall covering the corner with blonde wood, white and black frames, white matting and some abstract art

a catchy gallery wall covering the corner with blonde wood, white and black frames, white matting and some abstract art

a catchy gallery wall with black, white and gilded frames built around a central artwork in a statement black frame

a catchy gallery wall with black, white and gilded frames built around a central artwork in a statement black frame

a cheerful gallery wlal with mismatching frames and without them, with bright art perfectly completes this boho space

a cheerful gallery wlal with mismatching frames and without them, with bright art perfectly completes this boho space

a cheerful vacation-inspired gallery wall with mismatching frames and bright prints and artworks is bold and fun

a cheerful vacation-inspired gallery wall with mismatching frames and bright prints and artworks is bold and fun

a chic black and white free form gallery wall with thin black frames and black and white art just wows

a chic black and white free form gallery wall with thin black frames and black and white art just wows

a chic free form gallery wall with thin black frames, white matting and various types of art presented

a chic free form gallery wall with thin black frames, white matting and various types of art presented

a chic free form gallery wall with vintage frames and colorful art of various kinds plus a clock is catchy

a chic free form gallery wall with vintage frames and colorful art of various kinds plus a clock is catchy

a chic gallery wall with black frames and abstract art and photos is a beautiful idea to spruce up a blank wall

a chic gallery wall with black frames and abstract art and photos is a beautiful idea to spruce up a blank wall

a chic gallery wall with gold and blonde wood frames and abstract art of various kinds

a chic gallery wall with gold and blonde wood frames and abstract art of various kinds

How To Make A Free Form Gallery Wall Look Cool?

To make a gallery wall look really awesome and eye-catchy, let it feature something common for a cohesive look: matching frames, frame shapes, finishes, matting (keep in mind that too bright matting will distract from art itself), the same color scheme of artworks, style or the same theme at least. One more idea is aligning a few of the top edges and bottom edges of some of your frames. Creating some horizontal continuity can help make things look less crazy. You may also leave some artwork without frames, too, if a frame seems not ncessary here. If you want an eclectic and absolutely crazy gallery wall, feel free to make it, too! There are absolutely no limits to your imagination – you may include neon lights, faux taxidermy, mirrors, decorative plates and baskets and so on.

a chic gallery wall with mismatching blonde wood and white frames and muted color art and prints is stylish

a chic gallery wall with mismatching blonde wood and white frames and muted color art and prints is stylish

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 frames but with the same gold finish and muted color or black and white art

a chic gallery wall with thin frames and botanical theme as the main one feels very spring-like

a chic gallery wall with thin frames and botanical theme as the main one feels very spring-like

a chic monochromatic gallery wall with black and blonde wood frames, black and white artworks and prints

a chic monochromatic gallery wall with black and blonde wood frames, black and white artworks and prints

a colorful gallery wall with mismatching vintage frames, with and without mats, with art in various bright colors

a colorful gallery wall with mismatching vintage frames, with and without mats, with art in various bright colors

a cool modern gallery wall with mismatching white, black and neutral frames and various types of art plus hanging greenery

a cool modern gallery wall with mismatching white, black and neutral frames and various types of art plus hanging greenery

a cool pop art gallery wall with thin frames and various kinds of prints and artworks in bright colors is very catchy

a cool pop art gallery wall with thin frames and various kinds of prints and artworks in bright colors is very catchy

a creative gallery wall with black and gilded frames, black, white and green prints and artworks, lights, a monogram and a star of wood

a creative gallery wall with black and gilded frames, black, white and green prints and artworks, lights, a monogram and a star of wood

a creative gallery wall with black and white artworks in mismatching blonde wood frames and a couple black ones

a creative gallery wall with black and white artworks in mismatching blonde wood frames and a couple black ones

a fantastic free form gallery wall done with thin black frames and no matting looks very modern, fresh and edgy

a fantastic free form gallery wall done with thin black frames and no matting looks very modern, fresh and edgy

a free form gallery wall with framed and non-framed artworks, posters and prints plus some wall sconces is pure chic

a free form gallery wall with framed and non-framed artworks, posters and prints plus some wall sconces is pure chic

a free form gallery wall with thin black, white and wooden frames and white matting but mismatching black and white and color art

a free form gallery wall with thin black, white and wooden frames and white matting but mismatching black and white and color art

a free form modern gallery wall with thin gilded frames and graphic artworks for a chic modern touch in the space

a free form modern gallery wall with thin gilded frames and graphic artworks for a chic modern touch in the space

a fun and bold free form gallery wall with mismatching frames and without frames and various mismatching art

a fun and bold free form gallery wall with mismatching frames and without frames and various mismatching art

a gallery wall with matching black frames and white matting plus black and white family pics is chic

a gallery wall with matching black frames and white matting plus black and white family pics is chic

a glam free form gallery wall built around the central piece of art, with turquoise matting and mostly black and white or muted color art

a glam free form gallery wall built around the central piece of art, with turquoise matting and mostly black and white or muted color art

a gorgeous gallery wall in various colors, with mismatching frames and artworks and prints in bright shades

a gorgeous gallery wall in various colors, with mismatching frames and artworks and prints in bright shades

a Gothic gallery wall done with matching black frames, with bold portraits, neon lights and letters

a Gothic gallery wall done with matching black frames, with bold portraits, neon lights and letters

How To Build A Free Form Gallery Wall?

Most people creating a free-form gallery wall will start with an anchor piece and build everything out around it. Again, that doesn’t mean that you should do that, too, you can go for a chaotic look to make the gallery wall more creative. You may start placing art pieces one over another or hanging them in chaotic lines but don’t hang your artwork too high: the main focal point of the arrangement should be at about eye level. For maximum impact, try a floor to ceiling gallery wall. Take a look at the ideas below and choose your option!

a large and bold free form gallery wall with thin frames and colorful art, mostly abstract, takes over the whole space

a large and bold free form gallery wall with thin frames and colorful art, mostly abstract, takes over the whole space

a large free form gallery wall with mismatching frames and various artworks and posters will bring an eclectic feel to the space

a large free form gallery wall with mismatching frames and various artworks and posters will bring an eclectic feel to the space

a large gallery wall with hin white, black and blonde wood frames and black, white and terracotta artworks

a large gallery wall with hin white, black and blonde wood frames and black, white and terracotta artworks

a lovely modern gallery wall with a non-framed central artwork and thin framed other works is chic

a lovely modern gallery wall with a non-framed central artwork and thin framed other works is chic

botanical gallery wall is a nice alternative to a botanical wallpaper

botanical gallery wall is a nice alternative to a botanical wallpaper

a monochromatic gallery wall built around the main artwork and thin black and blonde wood frames is very cool

a monochromatic gallery wall built around the main artwork and thin black and blonde wood frames is very cool

a monochromatic gallery wall with thin black and blonde wood frames and black and white artworks is a stylish idea

a monochromatic gallery wall with thin black and blonde wood frames and black and white artworks is a stylish idea

a moody gallery wall with mismatching frames but with the same theme, woodlands, and with antlers

a moody gallery wall with mismatching frames but with the same theme, woodlands, and with antlers

a moody gallery wall with thin blonde wood and black frames and black and white artworks for a modern space

a moody gallery wall with thin blonde wood and black frames and black and white artworks for a modern space

a pastel gallery wall with white and blonde wood frames and pastel artworks and prints is a chic and delicate idea

a pastel gallery wall with white and blonde wood frames and pastel artworks and prints is a chic and delicate idea

a pretty modern gallery wall with mismatching frames and artworks that are united with the same color scheme

a pretty modern gallery wall with mismatching frames and artworks that are united with the same color scheme

a refined gallery wall with gilded frames and vintage portraits and statue heads is a chic idea for a vintage space

a refined gallery wall with gilded frames and vintage portraits and statue heads is a chic idea for a vintage space

a rustic free form gallery wall with stained wood frames, various signs and prints and lots of embroidery hoops with greenery

a rustic free form gallery wall with stained wood frames, various signs and prints and lots of embroidery hoops with greenery

a simple yet catchy gallery wall with thin frames, colorful vintage art looks elegant and cohesive

a simple yet catchy gallery wall with thin frames, colorful vintage art looks elegant and cohesive

a small and chic free form gallery wall built around a central piece, with only black and white artworks

a small and chic free form gallery wall built around a central piece, with only black and white artworks

a statement gallery wall with thin black frames and black and white matting built around a central piece

a statement gallery wall with thin black frames and black and white matting built around a central piece

a stunning gallery wall with thin black and brown frames and black and white artworks is a bold eye-catcher

a stunning gallery wall with thin black and brown frames and black and white artworks is a bold eye-catcher

a stylish descending free form gallery wall starting with a long and narrow piece and going to the floor, with mismatching frames

a stylish descending free form gallery wall starting with a long and narrow piece and going to the floor, with mismatching frames

a stylish free form gallery wall with black and white frames and built around a central painting is a chic idea

a stylish free form gallery wall with black and white frames and built around a central painting is a chic idea

a stylish free form gallery wall with black, blonde wood and gold frames, with family photos and other prints and a mirror

a stylish free form gallery wall with black, blonde wood and gold frames, with family photos and other prints and a mirror

a stylish modern gallery wall with black, brown and silver frames and various types of art plus a mirror

a stylish modern gallery wall with black, brown and silver frames and various types of art plus a mirror

a truly interesting gallery wall with thin black frames and colorful modern prints is a catchy idea to go for

a truly interesting gallery wall with thin black frames and colorful modern prints is a catchy idea to go for

a very chic gallery wall with gilded frames and various types of paintings will blow your mind away

a very chic gallery wall with gilded frames and various types of paintings will blow your mind away

a vintage gallery wall with gold, black frames and vintage blakc and white artworks on vintage paper

a vintage gallery wall with gold, black frames and vintage blakc and white artworks on vintage paper

a vintage gallery wall with mismatching frames and landscapes and still-lives is a chic idea to rock

a vintage gallery wall with mismatching frames and landscapes and still-lives is a chic idea to rock

a vintage-inspired free form gallery wall with black, white and gilded frames and various shapes is interesting

a vintage-inspired free form gallery wall with black, white and gilded frames and various shapes is interesting

a vintage-inspired free form gallery wall with gold, black and just dark frames and vintage artworks in black and white

a vintage-inspired free form gallery wall with gold, black and just dark frames and vintage artworks in black and white

a vintage-inspired gallery wall with elegant frames of various sizes and shapes, with a monogram and even a silver tray

a vintage-inspired gallery wall with elegant frames of various sizes and shapes, with a monogram and even a silver tray

a witchy gallery wall with thin black frames, bold prints, vintage artworks and photos is a catchy idea

a witchy gallery wall with thin black frames, bold prints, vintage artworks and photos is a catchy idea

an eclectic gallery wall with mismatching art, frames and prints is a beautiful idea to go for

an eclectic gallery wall with mismatching art, frames and prints is a beautiful idea to go for

an elegant free form gallery wall with gold and black frames and black and white artworks is very chic

an elegant free form gallery wall with gold and black frames and black and white artworks is very chic

an elegant free form gallery wall with thin black frames and white mats plus muted color and black and white art

an elegant free form gallery wall with thin black frames and white mats plus muted color and black and white art

an elegant modern gallery wall with blakc and blonde wood frames, with black, white and brown artworks

an elegant modern gallery wall with blakc and blonde wood frames, with black, white and brown artworks

an eye-catchy gallery wall with white and blonde wood frames, with bold graphic artworks is chic and cool

an eye-catchy gallery wall with white and blonde wood frames, with bold graphic artworks is chic and cool

en ethereal free form gallery wall with thin blonde wood frames and pale and muted color artworks looks very cohesive

en ethereal free form gallery wall with thin blonde wood frames and pale and muted color artworks looks very cohesive