You’ve just moved into a new place. After months of scrolling Pinterest inspo, you’ve got your essentials—a coffee table, sofa, and area rug are all present and accounted for. So why doesn’t your living room look like the swoon-worthy images you’ve been saving? The answer is simple: You’re missing a gallery wall. When it comes to bringing a space together, it’s your secret weapon (and it’s not just for maximalists anymore).
We get that it can be hard to look at a space abstractly when you’re in the design trenches—most of us mere mortals were not blessed with Kelly Wearstler’s eye for detail. That’s why we’ve put together a rundown of the latest gallery wall trends and styling tips from our favorite designers. Here, find five gallery wall layouts to try in 2021 (and one look that you should avoid at all costs).