I don't write a lot about home decor on this blog, partly because my mom and sister have that pretty well covered and partly because it's not playing a major role in my life at the moment. I do, however, adore interior design and spend plenty of time lusting over magazine photos and pinning away onto my "home inspiration" pinterest board!
I have a slight obsession with gallery walls. Always have. Always will. It's one of those things that I think are unlikely to ever "go out of style". Unless, of course, art becomes obsolete (so, yeah, never.).
I love all different styles of gallery walls, but am particularly drawn to the more eclectic, mismatched, rustic, haphazard ones. Something about them just screams personality and tend to be rich with history or often tell a dramatic story.
I recently helped work on a gallery wall for a bathroom at my mom's house (pictured below). It's a bit quirky, but what I love about it is the meaning it has to us. We've always been thoroughly amused by funny or ridiculous animals. Some of the art we chose because we simply found it hilarious, some were sentimental pictures or quotes from childhood books, and others were of family pets. The story that wall tells every time we see it is what makes it extra special.
|The Inspired Room|
Obviously a more eclectic look isn't for everyone, but it just gets me every time. I once threw a bunch of framed art and other random things onto my own wall (pictured in my blog header). I haven't been absolutely thrilled with the results (still a little too uniform for my taste and just not quite "right" yet) and so I am planning on tweaking it until it suits me better. But, hey, it's a start! And the best part about this style is that there's no particular formula to creating "the perfect gallery wall". It's really a matter of personal preference.
Here's a roundup of some of my favorites that I could literally stare at/swoon over all day:
|House & Home|
|Peacock Pavilions via Parlour|
|Tori Mellott's Apartment from Sept '08 issue of Domino Magazine.|