The best photo gallery walls you'll ever see

Don't know what to do with that bland spot on the wall? Fill it with memories and take inspiration from these creative designs

Gallery walls are a fashionable way to hang all your favourite bits together - the more mismatched the better.

Our favourite looks experiment not just with frame shapes, but with different materials, sizes, and photo styles. Photo gallery walls can be achieved anywhere in the home and add personality and taste to boring spaces and bland walls - as these gorgeous ideas prove...

Modern art

bedroom with book shelves carpet on flooring with armchair and sofa

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This room certainly abides by the rule that more is more. Beyond vibrant furniture stands a statement wall of varying pieces of art. We love the teeny-tiny gallery that runs along the top, and how the shelf of books looks like part of the wall! It's all about attention to detail and fitting frames in wherever you can, like a jigsaw puzzle.

Sketchy kitchen

kitchen with gas cooktop white walls and kitchen hood with bread

(Image credit: TBC)

We love how much personality this photo gallery adds to this industrial-looking kitchen. Framing old family portraits and mixing them with children's sketches creates a unique look that adds fun and colour to an otherwise white room. It's also a chic way to incorporate your child's designs.

Feast amongst frames


dining room chartreuse green wall wooden flooring and dinning table with chair

(Image credit: TBC)

Large dining rooms often feature long, long walls so unless you're thinking mural or wallpaper, a photo gallery is a great way to save it from feeling sterile. The considerable variation in frame size on this wall adds an eclectic look to compliment the dandelion lampshade and plastic chairs.

Victorian museum

living room white walls pictures on wall with chair with cushions

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This 19th century fireplace is so ornate and beautifully kept that it had to be the centrepiece to this gallery. Surrounded by statement mismatched and tarnished frames, it has a wonderful antique look that is emphasised with the addition of old, sepia photos.

Consistency is key

armchair with cushion yellow and grey wall with cup of tea

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If you cherish consistency, then this wall design is for you. The photos are all extremely similar in design and colour, and the style is accentuated by matching frames that hang in a regimented order. The gallery looks great with a co-ordinating room colour scheme.

Easy exhibition

photo gallery in room with sofa set with cushion and flower in vase with books

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Keeping it simple, this room has a no-fuss approach to its gallery wall. Consistent white moulds house black and white photos, which creates a simple yet striking look that doesn't interfere with the blue and stone colour scheme. This wall could be adopted anywhere in the house.

Hung in the hallway

mirror and pictures on wall with book shelves and blue carpet

(Image credit: TBC)

People often fear small hallway spaces and keep them airy and white. This design goes against the grain and coats the lacquered walls with tons of tiny frames. They are a great talking point with guests, and we bet they look great under the lights of that disco ball!

Holly Walsh
Content Editor

Holly Walsh has been Content Editor at Ideal Home since 2021, but joined the brand back in 2015. With a background of studies in Interior Design, her career in interior journalism was a no-brainer and her passion for decorating homes is still as strong as it ever was. While Holly has written for most of the home titles at Future, including Livingetc, Country Homes & Interiors, Homes and Gardens and Style at Home, Ideal Home has always been her ideal home, and she can be found sharing her expertise and advice across both the printed magazine and the website too.