How to create a gallery wall for small spaces.

How to create a gallery wall for small spaces.

This is the landing at the top floor of our home. It is a small area surrounded by two bedrooms and a bathroom.how-to-create-a-gallery-wall-for-small-spacesI have in the past attempted to decorate this wall with a collection of prints. It didn’t work out using prints of different sizes and designs , because it made the space look smaller and cluttered.

It finally dawned on me this weekend that, to make the space feel less busy, I should take an opposite approach.

I went for simple two tone colour prints, grouped together to create the effect of an oversized art print. This completely brightened and opened up the space.

The ‘Twin Tone Play’ screenprints I used were from Lane (lanebypost.com).The vibrant blocks of colours accentuated the decor on the sideboard.small spaces gallery wallEverything looked so happy and in harmony don’t you think? Isn’t that puffin so cute? My husband bought it for my birthday last year.The vertical blocks of colour also created a sense of height in this small space.I’ve tried to create a midcentury modern vibe with my Eames bird and colourful Holmegaard vases.

So there you go, large blocks of colours can really open and brighten up small spaces.

Do you have a similar small and forgotten space in your home, just waiting for an injection of colour and happiness?

There are twelve colours in the print collection, so do take a look at Lane for your perfect combination.

Wishing you a wonderful start to your week.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Lane <lanebypost.com> . All views and opinions are my own).


  1. These look fab hun! Also really like your second sideboard styling set-up too, those coloured vases really help to ground the artwork above.

    • littlebigbell

      thanks Kate. When I got the art prints, I instantly thought of my Holmegaard vases. So pleased it worked. x

  2. They work perfectly there and the colours are perfect for you too! And yes, that little puffin is very cute 🙂

  3. They look great G. I’m not a big lover of art walls with lots of small pics either. They look great on Pinterest but never work out for me. This is a great idea. x

  4. Love the blocks of colour you have used. And you are so right, it would have been so tempting to do a grouping of pictures – while this idea works so much better in the space.

    • littlebigbell

      Thanks Maxine. I’ve done the grouping of pictures there before, It made the space look smaller. Somehow the colour blocks have widen up the space. x

  5. Such cute prints and they look absolutely perfect in your bright little landing! We have a landing upstairs as well and it’s used for storage and not much else – this is a really nice idea for making that storage look pretty! 😉

  6. What a good idea and a nice alternative to the usual gallery style. I always love your use of colour and it shines through in your photos.

  7. What a simple but clever idea!

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