Decorating Tip: How To Hang Picture Collages
“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” ~ Denis Waitley
Capturing happy moments in life is so much fun. Whether you’re traveling, attending a family gathering, celebrating holidays, or having portraits taken, displaying these special memories creates a warm and welcoming feel in a home. The process of framing and hanging these photos may be overwhelming, allowing a little procrastination to set in. So today we’re sharing tips to help make this process feel a bit more simplified (and doable!) without losing any sleep over it.
The first step is to determine what style of framing collage you are drawn to or that fits within your space - room - wall. After that, these guides below will help you sail right through! We’ve gathered different gallery style examples for you and linked frame sources closer to the bottom of the blog post.
A grid style is clean and simple. The important key to achieving this look is to make sure all of your frames are the same. The picture openings may vary, but the frame itself needs to be the same throughout The Grid.
Hanging a column picture collage is an elegant way to fill a narrow wall. By using different frame styles or shapes it creates a unique focal interest. There are two keys to this concept. The first is creating a pattern with the sizes. The second is using frames that speak to each other. In the example above you can see that they are all a narrow brushed gold frame.
The gallery style is quite often the most classic way to hang pictures. There are a couple options to make this look. The first is using all the same frame, but in different sizes. The second is using different frames in different sizes…but, the frames have to speak to each other. They need to have a similar style in the same finish.
A minimalist approach to achieve an art gallery aesthetic is hanging the same frame horizontally along a wall or hallway. This is similar to The Grid, but with only one row.
FRAME HANGING TIPS
You may want to shoulder this project yourself if you are a true go-getter. Enlisting an Interior Designer’s service may also help to alleviate some stress. Often times as a designer we oversee and utilize local installation services to assure professional art and picture hanging. We also can help with placement of the gallery in your house and finding the right pattern.
Recently we installed a large picture collage in a clients entryway that tells the story of their family from birth to the first high school graduation. Seeing family memories displayed on the wall is a heartwarming way to elevate a space.
Here are some frame sources to consider in getting started with your picture collage.
I hope this helps inspire you to sort through the boxes of old photos and clean out the digital album on your phones. Seeing memories made will truly lift your spirits. You will feel so good about the result that is created and… get ready for all of the oohs and ahhs you will hear from family and guests.
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