We've found the coolest gallery wall ideas by sifting through our archives. Ranging from colourful, eclectic walls and vintage-inspired looks to rock 'n' roll gallery walls in the homes of Pearl Lowe and designer Rory Dobner, and classic gallery walls of framed black and white photography. We've also found some highly unusual gallery wall ideas including plate walls, hat walls (Studio Peake gives a fresh take with a wall of Fez hats in a bedroom), a wall of mirrors and even antlers.

If there's anything these stylish gallery walls can teach you, it's that a bit of restraint is key to creating a calm and cohesive scheme. For example, curating a collection of prints all within the same colour scheme, be it neutrals, pastels or monochrome. Alternatively, if the prints are a mix of colours and styles then keeping the frames identical. A neat and tidy grid formation is also an easy way to update a gallery wall, giving it order. Use a row of framed letters to spell out a word, or co-ordinate a series of neon-framed cartoons in a structured grid formation.

Love the vintage look? The best gallery wall ideas contrast vintage oil paintings and traditional gilded frames against contemporary furniture. For something altogether a bit different, layer artworks over wallpaper or contrast it against a darker background for a display that's less conspicuous.

Some of these homes showcase collections of plates, skulls and taxidermy, while some throw out the rule book entirely and mash everything up in an artistic display of, well, everything.

Whether at the top of the stairs, in the hallway, in the bedroom, the kitchen, dining room, study or even in the bathroom (yes really), get inspired by these stylish gallery wall ideas.

1. Edited effect

This living room gallery wall has a very edited feel, owed to the modern furniture, white walls and very pared-back prints.

2. 'Junk Shop' finds

This collection of colourful portraits was snapped up in a junk shop.

3. Festive Eclectic

A gallery wall gets a festive feel with eclectic decorations and paper chains.

4. Preppy Chic

This gallery wall is in clothing brand Tuckernuck's head office - proof that a home office can take a gallery wall - and features favourite images from past Tuckernuck photo shoots.

6. Plate Wall

This plate wall keeps growing and is a work in progress; the owner keeps adding to it as he finds new pieces and arranging as he sees fit.

7. Colour Scheme

The dining area has a pared-down colour scheme of off-white and warm wood tones, while natural wood textures and a gallery of art work add visual interest - its in keeping with the vogue for beige living room ideas. This gallery wall feels cohesive thanks to its cream, beige and black colour palette, further reflected in the dining furniture.

8. Vintage Mirrors

Vintage mirrors in different shapes and sizes create an eye-catching feature in this black cloakroom space. Vintage inspired portrait drawings were squeezed in between.

9. Breadboards

Interior designer Crystal Sinclair collected breadboards over time, and used them to create a rustic gallery wall.

10. Light Box

This gallery wall sits in Pearl Lowe's country kitchen and features an eclectic mix of pictures that were collected over time, along with an ‘I’m Not Sorry’ lightbox by Zoe Grace.