14 Inspiring Salon-Style Gallery Walls

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

In 17th-century Paris, the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture created the Salon, an annual exhibition to showcase the work of recent graduates from the École des Beaux-Arts. As space was limited, every inch of the wall, from floor to ceiling, was used to display pieces of varying 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.


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