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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!
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.
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.
2. Fashion references
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.
6. City themes (especially L.A., New York, Paris)
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.
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.
3. Exotic Agate Print
4. Find Your Bliss
Modern Glam Gallery Wall #2
Modern Glam Gallery Wall #3
Modern Glam Gallery Wall #4
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Modern Glam Gallery Wall #7
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.
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