I get asked a lot how to create a collage of frames. Whether it be a collection of family photos, frames alone or a random collection of art, the key is keeping it personal while displaying it stylishly. If you’re designing a family photo wall, I like to suggest to clients of mine to either choose black and white (like my clients above) or print the photos all in color. One way or the other will give you maximum design impact. There are countless ways to create a wall of frames. Here are some of my favorites.
You can choose to do a more symmetrical, balanced grid-like pattern like the one above, or a completely random layout like the one below. Either are great options. The good news is, there are no rules and you can’t go wrong!
A good place to put your collage is going up your stairs if you have them, or in a long hallway.
You may also choose to keep the frames all in one color, like the white ones below.
Or these black ones below. I like how they added vinyl word art to this display.
You could also use just frames, with nothing in them as art. I think this looks totally cool. It’s more about creating shape than displaying artwork.
This example below would be an inexpensive way to create a large, impactful art wall. Just purchase cheap frames from a store like Ikea and fill them with colored paper. Voila! Instant art.
I like the silhouette idea below too. Very classic and chic.
Or how about a wall of framed mirrors? I’m loving this idea! I like how they used a few mirrors plus a few empty frames. It creates visual interest.
How about this idea below? A wall of framed wallpaper or wrapping paper above your bed? Very impactful, yet not a lot of money was spent here.
One of my favorite and most creative ways to use an art wall is to camouflage your flat screen. You see it? It almost blends right in!
This is a completely personal project and the beauty is in the eye of the beholder! To see more examples of walls of frames, please visit my Pin Board: FRAMES. This is where you can find the sources to all these images. There is a ton of inspiration there.
If you need some assistance in designing and decorating your home, let me help! I’m always available for design consultations if you’re located in the Southern California area. My Interior Design office is located in La Verne, California. Please visit my website and email me for rates and more info. I offer affordable and comparable rates. I’d love to help you make your house a home!