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25 Captivating Entryways That Embrace the Beauty of the Gallery Wall

Whether it is in your personal life or home decorating sphere, first impressions make a big difference indeed! The entryway is the room that not only greets your friends and guests, but also provides a small glimpse into your design philosophy, personal style and how organized you are as an individual. Messy and unclean entryways instantly give those entering a bad impression, and organizing this space can definitely give your living room a quick makeover as well. Having said this, the one complaint we often hear is that the entryway is just too small to craft something substantial that leaves a big visual impact. Well, what if we asked you to focus on the walls instead?!

Track lighting is perfect to highlight gallery wall in the entry 25 Captivating Entryways That Embrace the Beauty of the Gallery Wall
Track lighting is perfect to highlight gallery wall in the entry [From: Sunny South Paint & D├ęcor]

A Gallery wall for the entryway might not be a revolutionary new concept by any stretch of the imagination. But it brings with it plenty of benefits that range from smart utilization of limited space to setting a style and theme that the rest of your house can emulate. Today we delve into this fascinating and inviting world where it is the gallery wall that becomes the undoubted protagonist of the decorating sphere.

An Eclectic Collection of Prints

You would think an already small entryway would look far less organized with an eclectic blend of photographs, prints and artwork used to craft an inimitable gallery wall. But that is far from the truth, and a diversely delightful collection like this is perfect when you want to tell a story using the entryway as your small stage! Maybe you can put together prints from all your holiday destinations to craft this awesome entryway gallery wall, or it could be a collection of photographs, memorabilia and personal belongings of your little one that you hold dear. Despite the eclectic style, pick an theme and stick to it.

Colorful entry of Philadelphia penthouse with a beautiful gallery wall [From: Caitlin Wilson Design / Apple Photography]
Colorful entry of Philadelphia penthouse with a beautiful gallery wall [From: Caitlin Wilson Design / Apple Photography]
Eclectic entry with a gorgeous gallery wall [From: Burnham Design]
Eclectic entry with a gorgeous gallery wall [From: Burnham Design]
Homemade bench for the entry gives it a midcentury style [From: Sarah Greenman]
Homemade bench for the entry gives it a midcentury style [From: Sarah Greenman]
Smart photo collage wall for the eclectic entry [Design: The Vintage Bean]
Smart photo collage wall for the eclectic entry [Design: The Vintage Bean]

Love for Nature

Framed botanical prints are a popular choice these days with those seeking to create a refined, smart and understated gallery wall. They definitely are bound to draw interest from all of your friends who step in and are a great conversation starter. These fab prints look good even in office entryways and fit in with almost any style that you have going. While buying these beautifully framed prints is easy, you might want to spend some time over several weekends collecting, drying and framing a few leaves (or even flowers) yourself to create a more cost-effective and personal gallery wall.

Botanicals on Black IV shapes a fabulous gallery wall [From: Ethan Allen]
Botanicals on Black IV shapes a fabulous gallery wall [From: Ethan Allen]
Framed botanicals make a lovely gallery wall in the entry [From: Jacob Hand Photography]
Framed botanicals make a lovely gallery wall in the entry [From: Jacob Hand Photography]
Seabird engravings framed in white coupled with large brass Indian plate create a stunning entry wall [From: Jonny Valiant for Southern Living]
Seabird engravings framed in white coupled with large brass Indian plate create a stunning entry wall [From: Jonny Valiant for Southern Living]
Simple and beautiful entry with a slim desk and gallery wall [From: TY Larkins Interior / Chad Chenier Photography]
Simple and beautiful entry with a slim desk and gallery wall [From: TY Larkins Interior / Chad Chenier Photography]

A Small Photo Wall

We once again move back to the issue of space in the entryway, and while the square footage of this area might be incredibly limited, there is generally no lack of wall space. But if your entry has limited capacity even in this sense, then it is time to consider a smaller gallery wall that is filled with just a few framed pictures or artwork. A curated collage of 6 or 7 framed pieces is generally enough to create a smart picture wall, and you can add a monogram letter or a sculptural piece at its heart to give the gallery a fun twist. Just place this gallery wall feature above the slim console table, and you have an elegant and inimitable entry waiting to welcome guests gleefully!

Modern entry with lovely paintings creates a stylish gallery wall [Design: Natural Balance Home Builders]
Modern entry with lovely paintings creates a stylish gallery wall [Design: Natural Balance Home Builders]
Small gallery wall for the traditional entry [From: The Landschute Group / Karen Melvin Photography]
Small gallery wall for the traditional entry [From: The Landschute Group / Karen Melvin Photography]
Traditional entry shares a gallery wall with the living room [Design: Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects]
Traditional entry shares a gallery wall with the living room [Design: Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects]
Transitional entry with a lovely little picture wall [From: Chelsea Kasch / Nick Bayless Photography]
Transitional entry with a lovely little picture wall [From: Chelsea Kasch / Nick Bayless Photography]
Victorian entry with a simple gallery wall in black and white [From: Sigmar]
Victorian entry with a simple gallery wall in black and white [From: Sigmar]
Glamorous entry with a small gallery wall made up of just a few pictures [Design: Desi Creswell]
Glamorous entry with a small gallery wall made up of just a few pictures [Design: Desi Creswell]

Gallery Wall Style

It goes without saying that the style of your gallery wall should complement the style that you choose for your entryway. The more ornate, classic paintings with lovely golden frames look great in Victorian, traditional and Mediterranean entryways. Botanical prints like the ones above seem more apt for rustic, farmhouse or even relaxing modern-style entryways with a bend towards eco-friendly design. Original period prints, floor plans of buildings and drawings seem ideal for industrial spaces, while black and white framed photographs feel at home in minimal and Scandinavian entryways.

Victorian entry that ends up becoming the showstopper of the house [Design: 41 West]
Victorian entry that ends up becoming the showstopper of the house [Design: 41 West]
Industrial entry with brick wall and sculptural addition [From: Ruslan Aydarov architects]
Industrial entry with brick wall and sculptural addition [From: Ruslan Aydarov architects]
Contemporary entry with a modest gallery wall [From: Forge Craft Architecture + Design]
Contemporary entry with a modest gallery wall [From: Forge Craft Architecture + Design]
Scandinavian entry with gallery wall [Design: Lucy Interior Design / Charlie & Co. Design]
Scandinavian entry with gallery wall [Design: Lucy Interior Design / Charlie & Co. Design]
Stunning Mediterranean entry with a gallery wall [Design: 41 West]
Stunning Mediterranean entry with a gallery wall [Design: 41 West]
Vintage Paul McCobb console table and George Nelson bench for the midcentury entry [From: Melinamade Interiors / Bernard Andre Photography]
Vintage Paul McCobb console table and George Nelson bench for the midcentury entry [From: Melinamade Interiors / Bernard Andre Photography]

A Bold Backdrop

Most often, white or light shades of cream and beige are the colors used to craft the backdrop of an entryway gallery wall. But the popularity of gray as the hottest neutral of the decade has changed this boring old perception considerably. Consider shades like charcoal gray for the gallery wall, as they combine a sense of sophistication with a trendy modern vibe. It also creates a fun accent wall that is visually striking without taking away from your gallery wall additions. Vivacious shades of blue and dark brown are also cool alternatives for those searching for options beyond the mundane.

Modern art work coupled with family photographs to create a stylish gallery wall [From: Change of Art]
Modern art work coupled with family photographs to create a stylish gallery wall [From: Change of Art]
Charcoal gray wall adds a hint of glam to the light-filled entry [Design: Elizabeth Reich]
Charcoal gray wall adds a hint of glam to the light-filled entry [Design: Elizabeth Reich]
Dark blue is the perfect backdrop for a stunning entry gallery wall [From: Homesense]
Dark blue is the perfect backdrop for a stunning entry gallery wall [From: Homesense]
Ingenious gallery wall for the modern entry [From: NW3 Interiors Ltd]
Ingenious gallery wall for the modern entry [From: NW3 Interiors Ltd]

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