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The Collected Look Of A Collaged Art Wall

I know plate walls have been very popular in the past, but there is a timeless trend with wall decor-The collaged art wall. I personally love the collected look of a collaged art wall there are so many possibilities. It seems mismatched, yet brilliantly blends together and is so interesting. There is history and interest. These collaged walls range from art only to vintage pieces and architectural elements. which has a ton of personality.

Dramatic collage wall with architectural elements and vintage decor

I love the contrast of the dark walls and gold frames in the above picture. There is also a great mix of architectural elements on this dark wall.

Tip: Add large pieces first and then fill with smaller ones for balance

Collage of abtract group art over a chair

Collaged art walls can also mean abstract painted canvases that are all similar but of different sizes to make an impact.

Tip: Take one design and break it up onto different size canvases

Collection of paint by numbers on wall

Vintage paint by numbers collaged together make a big impact with color and nostalgia.

Tip: Keep the art in the original vintage frames for interest

collage family pictures in black and white collaged in all shapes and sizes

Family photos have a whole new life grouped together in similar style frames like these black frames. Don’t be afraid to use copies if you don’t want to use the originals.

Tip: All of the frames don’t have to be the same style either, a color match can make them look cohesive.

Vintage plates and tea cups for mantle decor

Plates are a great item to use in a collage wall too, especially since high lead content can make any vintage dishware unsafe to eat off of. Some of the artwork on them is gorgeous.

Tip: Use plate hangers to keep them in place

PlHow to make a collage gallery wall with color and texture lots of colorful frames over the books case with a lamp and knick knacks

Mixing color and texture and using the magic square to lay out your collaged wall makes it easy. I Love how everything on this wall is different but the color unites it together!

Tip: Just keep the item in the magic square in your layout for a concise look

Jeanne Oliver's collaged art wall

Via Jeanne Oliver I wish you could see how pretty Jeanne’s wall were in person with all of the art!  I love the mix of vintage art and her own artwork.

Tip: Add your own work and be proud of it!

Collected art wall eclectically vintage with vintage oil paintings
Via Kelly Elko And I love how Kelly has put this together! it really makes me want to start taking all of the vintage oils and new prints I’ve amassed over the years and start doing something with them besides stack them in a pile!

Tip: Fill the entire wall with vintage art for a big impact

Vintage collaged gallery wall with art and vintage decor

And finally, a gallery-style collaged wall with vintage prints and other ephemera is a great way to share thrift finds and family heirlooms all together.

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    1. I think the biggest thing is to hang 3 grouped pictures first and then work around them. The other thing is if something doesn’t look right, take a picture of it and look at the picture, it’s easier to see that way.

  1. So excited….maybe I am ahead of a trend for once. I have a “gallery” hallway with pictures of my children/family and art….both my children’s and others. I love it.

  2. I am gathering a wall now…not just pictures but, things with dimension….framed old lock, old wood golf club, mirror, pocket watch, set of corbels, ampersand etc. send pic when installed. Looks great in my head! Know there will be some finagling to do. But, that’s the fun.

  3. Jen, I am IN LOVE with the collage walls too! I wasn’t fortunate enough to have a collection of plates, so I couldn’t follow that trend☺ I just usually do what feels good and beautiful to me (sometimes it’s a trend, but usually not). Thanks for sharing all the amazing ideas and websites that will for sure inspire me! I wanted you to know that I’m a HUGE fan of yours!! (Don’t worry, I don’t blog stalk),☺ but I DO love everything about your beautiful home. I’m really excited to see what you’re doing with your basement, I hope all goes well!–♥Angie

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