67 Gorgeous Free Form Gallery Wall Ideas

gorgeous free form gallery wall ideas

A gallery wall is a very cool and chic idea for home styling as it can tell you story, show off your tastes and give character to your home. Gallery walls can be free form and grid ones, and the first ones are traditionally more popular as they give a lively vibe to the space.

What Is A Free Form Gallery Wall?

A free form gallery wall is a collage on the wall with 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 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 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 eclectic free form gallery wall over a black storage unit are a cool combo for a vintage or retro space.

A bright eclectic free form gallery wall over a black storage unit are a cool combo for a vintage or retro space.

A catchy and bright space with a pink loveseat, a green sideboard, a free form gallery wall and some pretty decor.

A catchy and bright space with a pink loveseat, a green sideboard, a free form gallery wall and some pretty decor.

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.

Black, white, and gilded frames create a striking gallery wall, centered around a bold black frame artwork. The mix of frame colors adds depth and interest to the display. Using diverse frame styles can make your gallery wall visually compelling and unique.

Black, white, and gilded frames create a striking gallery wall, centered around a bold black frame artwork. The mix of frame colors adds depth and interest to the display. Using diverse frame styles can make your gallery wall visually compelling and unique.

A catchy space with a dark-stained table and woven chairs, a bright gallery wall with mismatching frames and mismatching art.

A catchy space with a dark-stained table and woven chairs, a bright gallery wall with mismatching frames and mismatching art.

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 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.

An elegant gallery wall showcasing black frames with a mix of abstract art and photos, perfect for adding beauty and style to a blank wall.

An elegant gallery wall showcasing black frames with a mix of abstract art and photos, perfect for adding beauty and style to a blank wall.

Featuring a botanical theme, this chic gallery wall uses thin frames to create a light and spring-like atmosphere. The delicate frames and nature-inspired art add a refreshing touch to any space. Thin frames can make a gallery wall feel less cluttered and more cohesive.

Featuring a botanical theme, this chic gallery wall uses thin frames to create a light and spring-like atmosphere. The delicate frames and nature-inspired art add a refreshing touch to any space. Thin frames can make a gallery wall feel less cluttered and more cohesive.

A chic modern space with a stained dining set, a black storage unit, a free form gallery wall and potted plants.

A chic modern space with a stained dining set, a black storage unit, a free form gallery wall and potted plants.

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 gallery wall with mismatching vintage frames, both matted and unmatted, displaying bright colorful art. Combine different frame types and colors to create a vibrant and visually interesting display.

A gallery wall with mismatching vintage frames, both matted and unmatted, displaying bright colorful art. Combine different frame types and colors to create a vibrant and visually interesting display.

A colorful living room with a green sofa, a stained coffee table, a printed rug, a free form gallery wall.

A colorful living room with a green sofa, a stained coffee table, a printed rug, a free form gallery wall.

A cool dining room with a stained table, white chairs and a free form gallery wall that includes art, signs and empty frames.

A cool dining room with a stained table, white chairs and a free form gallery wall that includes art, signs and empty frames.

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 necessary 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 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 cool space with a stained bench and white chairs, a vintage free form gallery wall with mismatching frames.

A cool space with a stained bench and white chairs, a vintage free form gallery wall with mismatching frames.

A cozy mid-century modern living room with a free form gallery wlal, a felt chair and a grey sofa, a marble coffee table.

A cozy mid-century modern living room with a free form gallery wlal, a felt chair and a grey sofa, a marble coffee table.

This fantastic gallery wall features thin black frames and no matting, resulting in a modern and edgy look. The free form arrangement keeps the display dynamic and fresh. Opting for no matting can streamline the appearance and highlight the art itself.

This fantastic gallery wall features thin black frames and no matting, resulting in a modern and edgy look. The free form arrangement keeps the display dynamic and fresh. Opting for no matting can streamline the appearance and highlight the art itself.

A fantastic vintage space with a rounded credenza, a printed rug and a rounded chair, a mirror and a free form black and white gallery wall that takes several walls.

A fantastic vintage space with a rounded credenza, a printed rug and a rounded chair, a mirror and a free form black and white gallery wall that takes several walls.

A floor to ceiling gallery wall with mismatching frames and eclectic works of art is a gorgeous and lovely idea for your home.

A floor to ceiling gallery wall with mismatching frames and eclectic works of art is a gorgeous and lovely idea for your home.

Wall sconces illuminate a stylish free-form gallery wall featuring framed and non-framed artworks, posters, and prints. Combine various art forms to create a visually stimulating space.

Wall sconces illuminate a stylish free-form gallery wall featuring framed and non-framed artworks, posters, and prints. Combine various art forms to create a visually stimulating space.

A free form gallery wall with mismatching frames and unframed art, featuring various bold pieces. Combine different art styles and frame types to achieve a fun and dynamic look.

A free form gallery wall with mismatching frames and unframed art, featuring various bold pieces. Combine different art styles and frame types to achieve a fun and dynamic look.

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 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.

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 large storage unit and a floor to ceiling eclectic gallery wall with mismatching frames are a cool combo for any space.

A large storage unit and a floor to ceiling eclectic gallery wall with mismatching frames are a cool combo for any space.

A lovely living room with a fireplace, a beige sofa, purple chairs, a colorful free form gallery wall and some potted plants.

A lovely living room with a fireplace, a beige sofa, purple chairs, a colorful free form gallery wall and some potted plants.

This chic modern gallery wall features a non-framed central artwork, complemented by thin-framed pieces around it. The mix of framed and unframed works adds depth and interest. Using a central focal piece can create a more cohesive and impactful gallery.

This chic modern gallery wall features a non-framed central artwork, complemented by thin-framed pieces around it. The mix of framed and unframed works adds depth and interest. Using a central focal piece can create a more cohesive and impactful gallery.

A lovely nook with an eclectic gallery wall, a magazine stacj, a woven chair, a table lamp and some potted greenery.

A lovely nook with an eclectic gallery wall, a magazine stacj, a woven chair, a table lamp and some potted greenery.

A modern and refined dining room with an oval table and neutral chairs, a floor to ceiling gallery wall with monochromatic artwork.

A modern and refined dining room with an oval table and neutral chairs, a floor to ceiling gallery wall with monochromatic artwork.

A modern living room with a free form gallery wall, a pink sideboard, a black chair and a plant stand, a wooden coffee table.

A modern living room with a free form gallery wall, a pink sideboard, a black chair and a plant stand, a wooden coffee table.

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 black and white artworks in thin black and blonde wood frames. Use different frame styles to create a stylish and cohesive display.

A monochromatic gallery wall with black and white artworks in thin black and blonde wood frames. Use different frame styles to create a stylish and cohesive display.

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 monochromatic space with a floor to ceiling gallery wall, a stained sideboard and some modern decor.

A monochromatic space with a floor to ceiling gallery wall, a stained sideboard and some modern decor.

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 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 Scandinavian living room with blue walls, a free form gallery wlal, a black sofa, an amber leather chair and a glass coffee table.

A Scandinavian living room with blue walls, a free form gallery wlal, a black sofa, an amber leather chair and a glass coffee table.

A Scandinavian living room with white crate bookshelves, a free form gallery wlal and potted plants plus lovely decor.

A Scandinavian living room with white crate bookshelves, a free form gallery wlal and potted plants plus lovely decor.

A Scandinavian space with a free form gallery wall, a rattan rocker chair, a sofa with printed pillows, a coffee table.

A Scandinavian space with a free form gallery wall, a rattan rocker chair, a sofa with printed pillows, a coffee table.

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 sophisticated living room with a fireplace, a printed rug, pale yellow sofas and printed pillows, a stylish gallery wall and a crystal chandelier.

A sophisticated living room with a fireplace, a printed rug, pale yellow sofas and printed pillows, a stylish gallery wall and a crystal chandelier.

Black and white artworks framed in thin black and brown frames create a bold and stunning gallery wall. Use contrasting frame colors to enhance the visual impact.

Black and white artworks framed in thin black and brown frames create a bold and stunning gallery wall. Use contrasting frame colors to enhance the visual impact.

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 mid-century modern space with a stained storage unit and a shelf, an eclectic free form gallery wall and a bold boho rug.

A stylish mid-century modern space with a stained storage unit and a shelf, an eclectic free form gallery wall and a bold boho rug.

This modern gallery wall features black, brown, and silver frames, showcasing various art types and an included mirror. The diverse frames create a sophisticated and layered look. Adding a mirror to your gallery wall can help reflect light and make the space feel larger.

This modern gallery wall features black, brown, and silver frames, showcasing various art types and an included mirror. The diverse frames create a sophisticated and layered look. Adding a mirror to your gallery wall can help reflect light and make the space feel larger.

A chic gallery wall with gilded frames and various paintings. Mix frame styles and sizes to create a stunning and luxurious look.

A chic gallery wall with gilded frames and various paintings. Mix frame styles and sizes to create a stunning and luxurious look.

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 sideboard with potted greenery and decor and a free form gallery wall completely composed of vintage family photos.

A vintage sideboard with potted greenery and decor and a free form gallery wall completely composed of vintage family photos.

A vintage space with a sideboard, a brown leather chair and a vintage fabric one, an eclectic free form gallery wall.

A vintage space with a sideboard, a brown leather chair and a vintage fabric one, an eclectic free form gallery wall.

A witchy gallery wall with bold prints, vintage artworks, and photos in thin black frames. Use different frame styles and art pieces for a unique and eye-catching display.

A witchy gallery wall with bold prints, vintage artworks, and photos in thin black frames. Use different frame styles and art pieces for a unique and eye-catching display.

An airy Scandinavian space with a cool free form gallery wall, a white credenza, a rattan chair, a low coffee table and a bright rug.

An airy Scandinavian space with a cool free form gallery wall, a white credenza, a rattan chair, a low coffee table and a bright rug.

An eclectic space with a stained credenza, a bold pompom rug, some mid-century modern furniture and a bright free form gallery wall.

An eclectic space with a stained credenza, a bold pompom rug, some mid-century modern furniture and a bright free form gallery wall.

An elegant neutral space with a creamy sofa, a glass coffee table, a free form gallery wall in matching colors and a cool chandelier.

An elegant neutral space with a creamy sofa, a glass coffee table, a free form gallery wall in matching colors and a cool chandelier.

An eye-catching space with a woven bench, a free form gallery wall, potted greenery, a boho rug and bold pillows.

An eye-catching space with a woven bench, a free form gallery wall, potted greenery, a boho rug and bold pillows.

An oversized eclectic gallery wall done in free form, with lots of various types of art is amazing for a Scandi or eclectic space.

An oversized eclectic gallery wall done in free form, with lots of various types of art is amazing for a Scandi or eclectic space.

This ethereal free form gallery wall features thin blonde wood frames and pale, muted color artworks, resulting in a very cohesive look. The combination of light frames and soft hues creates a serene and unified display. Choosing pale and muted artworks can enhance the calming effect of your gallery.

This ethereal free form gallery wall features thin blonde wood frames and pale, muted color artworks, resulting in a very cohesive look. The combination of light frames and soft hues creates a serene and unified display. Choosing pale and muted artworks can enhance the calming effect of your gallery.