Gallery Wall Inspiration for Your Living Room

Incorporating family photos into your home is no easy task when there are so many fond memories to choose from and you feel like there’s never enough wall space to display them all.

That’s why I LOVE gallery walls! They’re a stunning way to enjoy your family’s most precious moments with only using one wall — big or small — in your home.

Living rooms are the most popular choice when it comes to choosing an area for a family gallery wall because it’s likely that your family and friends spend the most time together in this part of your home so it’s where you’ll be able to collectively enjoy your memories the most.

One of the reasons why I love frames for gallery walls is because you can update the prints while reusing your gallery wall display again and again.

Keep scrolling to see some of my favourite gallery wall designs that cater to a number of different rooms and wall sizes to help you envision what will work in your very own living room!

Family Gallery Wall Showcase  Frame Sizes: (4) 12x12” and (2) 24x30”  Total Gallery Wall Size: 67” x 42”

Family Gallery Wall Showcase

Frame Sizes: (4) 12x12” and (2) 24x30”

Total Gallery Wall Size: 67” x 42”

Symmetrical Gallery Wall Inspiration  Frames Sizes: (2) 24x30” and (2) 20x24”  Total Gallery Wall Size: 56”x56”

Symmetrical Gallery Wall Inspiration

Frames Sizes: (2) 24x30” and (2) 20x24”

Total Gallery Wall Size: 56”x56”

Multiple Family Events Gallery Wall Inspiration  Frame Sizes (from left to right): 11x14”, 20x24”, 10x10”, 11x14”, 24x30”, 10x10”, 16x16”, 20x20”  Total Gallery Wall Size: 140”x40”

Multiple Family Events Gallery Wall Inspiration

Frame Sizes (from left to right): 11x14”, 20x24”, 10x10”, 11x14”, 24x30”, 10x10”, 16x16”, 20x20”

Total Gallery Wall Size: 140”x40”

Storytelling Frame for Smaller Spaces  Frame Size: “20x20” with (9) 5x5: mat openings.

Storytelling Frame for Smaller Spaces

Frame Size: “20x20” with (9) 5x5: mat openings.

To determine what size frames will look best in your space, you’ll first want to measure your desired wall to determine how much room you have to work with. I also have a frame size comparison reference for a quick visual (you can download it too if you want to save it for later!).

You can also send me a photo of your very own wall and images you would like to have included in your next display, and I will design a gallery wall perfect for your space! The steps for sending your wall photos and personal images to me can be found here.

Looking for wall display ideas for your Playroom too? Check out my Playroom Gallery Wall Inspiration post here.


Erin Clayton Photography is a photographer, printmaker, and gallery wall designer based in Victoria, British Columbia passionate about creating heirloom images and displays to help families enjoy their memories for years to come.

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