Maximalist Gallery Wall Design

Do you have lots of family photographs, artwork, posters, or prints? Maybe you have a combination of all of these things and are not quite sure how to display them around the house. A Gallery Wall is a great solution! And a Maximalist Gallery Wall takes this one step further.

In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a stylish Maximalist Gallery Wall design that doesn’t compromise on individuality!

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How to Recognize a Maximalist Gallery Wall

Maximalism is the type of design that takes things to the extreme. It’s the opposite of the minimalism saying “less is more”, and is “more is more” instead! This can be applied to Gallery Walls by combining lots of different picture frame styles, shapes, and sizes, to create a completely unique wall display of pictures. Colors and finishes will be mixed too!

Fun Facts:

According to the Architectural Digest, Gallery Walls originated in France during the 1600s when they were called “salon walls”. It was the movement of trying to steer away from the elite way of displaying only a few precious pieces, and instead, Salon Walls were about filling the entire floor-ceiling with works of art. And so a gallery wall was born!

Nowadays, gallery walls can take on many different meanings in the home. If you are a minimalist, you may only have a few frames displayed on a wall, while the maximalist gallery wall will be covered! 

We love gallery walls because they are super personal to the family, and you can really express personality through the different frames used.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Lots of framed photographs
  • A mix of frame styles
  • A mix of frame shapes 
  • There are no limits!

You may also like…. How to Create a Photo Wall in Your Home!

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7-Pack Walnut Gallery Wall Set

This walnut gallery wall set complements many other picture frames to enable you to create a maximalist gallery wall!

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Silver Timeless Picture Frame

Use a picture frame with slightly ornate detailing to the edges to mix in with standard white, black, or wood frames to diversify the gallery wall.

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Ornate Warm Gold Wood Picture Frame

Decorative wall frames are a great way of adding visual interest to gallery walls and presenting your most precious family photographs!

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Ornate Antique Silver Gold Leaf Wood Picture Frame

Inject your gallery wall with ornate frames of different sizes to create visual interest.

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White Decorative Picture Frame

This beautiful white decorative picture frame is a lovely way of adding extra frames to your gallery wall.

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Wood Gallery Wall Picture Frame Set

This light colored picture wall set is a fantastic way to start putting together a gallery wall!

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