I take alot of pictures and I like to display them (especially when they are of my family). A few months ago I created a photo montage wall filled with candid pictures of our family adventures.
Creating a montage of photos can be a bit tricky (and intimidating) to figure out where to start and then how to balance the sizes and layout. I came across these picture placement samples that I had to share with you! It gives 9 wonderful examples of how to start / layout a picture wall.
These creative ideas are a great resource to use to give you a starting point. Once you get arranging, expand or tweak the layout to fit the photos you have.
Picture Placement Ideas
Tips to create a photo display wall
- The center of your photo display wall should be at eye level (between 60″ – 66″)
- Use similar frames or matting, or display all color or all black & white photos
- Vary the frame sizes
- Introduce a focal point
- Mix it up – display photos as well as signs and other unique wall decor
- Before putting nails into the wall, layout all your pictures on the floor and move things around until your arrangement is exactly how you want it! Then hang them one by one onto the wall
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Here are some real-life photo wall inspiration
With the photos hung so close together, it reads as one large picture instead of individual framed images. This arrangement is a great way to tell a story of a family vacation, a timeline of your child(ren), or a specific subject.
This photo arrangement is a great casual look with simple black and white pictures displayed in like frames. With the addition of other decor items, a sophisticated photo display is created. What’s best about this wall? A simple shelf was hung to display the pictures – No nails are needed for the pictures. The arrangement can continually be updated and changed without nail holes to fill.
One of my favorite photo displays is this wall created by the House of Smiths. Using minimalist style frames of varying sizes, the colors and content of the pictures tells the story of this happy family! By adding a few other decor elements, a gorgeous montage is created. (love the yellow and gray combination!)
Need some more photo arrangement ideas?
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Wall Display Template created by Melissa Davis Designs
Do you have a wall in your home where you display a grouping of photos? How do you like to display your family pictures ~ on a table or on the wall?