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How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall

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How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

Hi! This Modern Glam gallery wall post is part of the Style Guide series of home decor posts that will help you identify your signature style. Is Modern Glam decor for you? See if you identify with these 8 signs!

Previously: Boho Decor (style guide + gallery wall) & Minimalist Decor (style guide + gallery wall) & Modern Coastal Decor (style guide + gallery wall) & Modern Farmhouse (style guide + gallery wall)

Now that we’ve discussed what Modern Glam decor looks like, and how to achieve that look, let’s get to the heart of the matter: What the heck should you put on your walls?

I got pretty detailed here, with seven gallery wall examples, but keep in mind this is a starter kit. You may like some ideas and not others. Mix and match till you find your true style.

Let’s get started!

Modern Glam Gallery Wall

First, I’ll briefly go over 8 key elements that drive a Modern Glam gallery wall, and why.

1. Chinoiserie

Why this works: This is one of the defining characteristics of Hollywood Regency style, which is largely where the Modern Glam aesthetic gets its kicks. But what is it? Simply put: Europeans who were inspired by Chinese art and style created this lavish, over-the-top interpretation in the Rococo period. It has enjoyed waves of popularity. I’ve seen it trending a lot this year, so it’s definitely experiencing another resurgence and you should be able to find decor and artwork in this style now.

Search for: “Ginger jar” on Etsy, Amazon; “chinoiserie” on Etsy, Amazon, Minted;

2. Fashion references

Why this works: Think glam things. Anything from lipstick to Chanel bottles to Vogue covers to b&w fashion photography.

Search for: Fashion on Amazon, Etsy, Minted

3. Eyes & Lips

Why this works: Modern glam decor draws considerably from the art deco period, which itself drew heavily on Egyptian themes, including the dramatic eye. Remember all the eyes in The Great Gatsby? On a more superficial front? Long eyelashes are glamourous. So are bright or dark lips, exuding that Old Hollywood glamorous vibe.

Search for: Eyes: Etsy, Society6; Lips: Society6, Etsy, Amazon

4. Gems

Why this works: Glitz! Glam!

Search for: Diamond: Amazon, Etsy, Minted, Society6; Gem: Etsy, Society6; all art by Johanna Martin

5. Mirrors

Why this works: Bouncing light and adding dramatic flair. Try a simple gilded mirror, an art deco inspired mirror or a curvy or a round) lucite mirror.

Search for: Hollywood Regency mirror, lucite mirror

6. City themes (especially L.A., New York, Paris)

Why this works: Wherever showbiz and fashion reign supreme, there is room for Modern Glam. Try this L.A. print or this print.

Search for: Los Angeles: Amazon, Etsy, Society6; New York: Amazon, Etsy, Society6; Paris: Etsy, Amazon, Society6; French quote: Etsy, Society6

7. Strong wallpaper

Why this works: Geometric, marble or tropical wallpaper is the kind of statement that demands to be seen in a room. High drama is a must in Modern Glam decor. Like this marble one (+ pink marble one) or this art deco inspired feathered one, or this tropical one. You may or may not want to hang a gallery wall on top of your dramatic wallpaper. Some wallpapers are so intricate and scenic they stand on their own.

Search for: Lulu & Georgia: Wallpaper; Wayfair: Glam wallpaper, damask wallpaper, tropical wallpaper, trellis wallpaper; Spoonflower: Hollywood Regency; Jungalow: Wallpaper

Next, let’s put these into practice, shall we?

Modern Glam Gallery Wall #1

Please note: These mockups are not to scale. They are just for fun. Check the dimensions of the art to make sure it will fit your space before buying!

The wallpaper background in my mockups is from Lulu & Georgia.
How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

1. California Girl (unfortunately this print is no longer available, but you can get a smaller version in letterpress card form)
2. Friends
3. Exotic Agate Print
4. Find Your Bliss

Modern Glam Gallery Wall #2

How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

Modern Glam Gallery Wall #3

How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

Modern Glam Gallery Wall #4

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Modern Glam Gallery Wall #5

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Modern Glam Gallery Wall #6

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Modern Glam Gallery Wall #7

How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

Modern Glam Gallery Wall Frames

Finish off your Modern Glam gallery wall with thin black frames to counter the use of gold or other metal accents throughout your space.

Modern Glam Decor: Resources

Modern Glam Gallery Wall: Pin Me for Later

How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!
How to Create a Modern Glam Gallery Wall • Little Gold Pixel • You have the Modern Glam decor, but what about the equally glam gallery wall? Click through for a detailed style guide and gallery wall examples!

P.S. More gallery wall inspiration here.
P.P.S. See all home style guides so far. Which style suits you best?

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