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Creating a gallery wall is a simple way to add style, design and personal touches to any room, without the hassle of painting or wallpaper. Feature walls should be used to help define a living space and are a fun and easy way to personalize your home. If you have an open concept living room, a feature wall (AKA: gallery wall or accent wall) can help to define the space in order to highlight the dining room, for instance. The obvious reason to showcase one wall in a room is to add a creative element and, therefore, spice up an otherwise dull space. A feature wall can also enlarge a smaller space, harmonize the overall design of your home and help to detract attention from something you don’t want people to focus on. When designing a feature wall, there are a lot of things to keep in mind: the color palette, furniture choices, the crowdedness of your living space, etc. So, if you’re wondering how to make a photo gallery wall, keep reading for some great ideas, tips & a step-by-step guide!
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What is a gallery wall?
So, first of all, what is a gallery wall? What is a feature wall? A feature wall can be as basic as one wall in a room that is painted a distinct color from the other walls in a way that makes it pop. In the 1990s or early 2000s, for instance, you might have come across one wall in a home painted orange or turquoise: this would be considered an old-fashioned feature wall. Today, the feature wall is making an updated and trendy comeback in the form of gallery photo walls. A gallery wall is a wall that features a mixture of various artistic elements that are usually personal to the homeowner in some way. The artworks represent a range of media, including photographs, drawings, canvas prints, framed artifacts, personal mementos and 3D souvenirs or wall decor items.
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