29 Creative Homes with Art Hung on Salon-Style Gallery Walls

This maximalist approach plays with color, proportions and spacing. Here are some inventive ideas for creating a dramatic composition.

In the 17th century, the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture in Paris launched the Salon, an annual exhibition showcasing the work of recent graduates from the École des Beaux-Arts. As space was limited, every inch of wall — from floor to ceiling — was used to display pieces of various shapes and sizes. Still admired today for its eclectic charm, the salon-style hang offers endless ways to transform a room and create a unique atmosphere. Here, 29 interior designers offer a masterclass in contemporary gallery walls.


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