Gallery Walls for Art - Why and How
What are Gallery Walls?
Gallery walls are an idea for wall decoration which has been around for a long time. Yet it grew much more popular on online art sites in the last couple of years.
What are they good for?
As with all design, gallery walls can serve different aesthetics, in their picture content as well as their arrangement style.
They can express :-
Diversity (or "maximalism" at the extreme) and contain a wide variety of styles and subjects;
or they can express harmony and unity by keeping a consistent style and / or format.
You can think of the arrangement and the picture content separately, or together, like the elements of a picture. These two aspects can express different things, or the same, depending on how strong you want the effect to be.
Is the content of your collection the most important thing about it?
For example: you might be wanting to gather together a set of photos of a particular person, group, place, or time in your life.