Whether talented or not, every family has reasons to be proud of. Just like an old mansion or private residence, you want to show off the lives of generations. On the one hand, pass on memories to your offspring, on the other hand, pay tribute to your ancestors. Decorating the walls by creating photo albums is an artistic task. Therefore, creative wall decoration in a photo frame may require a lot of knowledge: perspective drawing, optical principles, symmetry, dimensional relations, and the know-how of the gallery owner. Don’t hesitate, because the frame wall will inevitably inject a sense of sobriety and tranquility in your home.
1- A wall: what prompted you to create it?
Indeed, this is a long family story, but there is nothing to stop relying on reference photos to summarize the life cycle of several generations. It may cause you to be hysterical because it is not easy to choose.
Therefore, to understand various types of photo frames, the shape, material, function, display, texture and image capacity of these photo frames are different. This may be a key starting point for arranging wall photo frames. In addition, understanding these changes will provide you with a basis for choosing the best photo frame, which can not only complement your photos and memories, but also your entire decoration.
If you have a soft spot for the minimalist style of decoration, please use the “too much” rule. Therefore, even if you cover the entire wall with a picture frame, it is not mean or chaotic, but another point of view, namely extremeism.
2- What kind of wall gallery is yours?
Do you want a gallery grid or an abstract wall? Monochrome or color? Your needs depend on the location of the photo frame. Whether in the living room, in the corridor or after the stairs go downhill, a wall full of picture frames can create a moving impression.
To create a wall full of frames, you need to think about how it fits the mood and space you intend to “decorate”. In any case, the grid type assumes the vertical and horizontal arrangement of similar frames. If you want to accurately fill the space above the sofa, headboard, or dining table, consider choosing a classic frame style to make it smooth or even look and consider grid themes, such as travel photos, wedding photos, or artwork.
3- If the wall is narrow
Arrangement in columns is perfect for narrow walls or stairs. This alignment can create wonders in narrow spaces. If you mix frame styles, metal and different frame sizes, it will increase visual appeal.
4- Several photos hanging ideas
Obviously, there are many ways to display photos without using a photo frame. On the one hand, it is cheap, on the other hand, to save money for the frame, you can invest it in decorative styles: boho, retro, rustic.
In this sense, you can use the old frame to make the necessary ensemble in the old window in a shabby style. The mirror or clock can be surrounded by a small black frame to create contrast.
5- How to make animations for performances?
Sometimes you want to fill an alcove or dark corner. Therefore, cohesive design elements will be pasted on any wooden or golden picture frame and keep the wall decoration tone reasonable. If the wall is high, use spools to hang multiple wire frames, even occupy the highest position.
6- Use a wall shelf
If you like to change the scenery regularly, put together 3 to 5 photos and lean against a shelf on a shallow wall. This will be your temporary small gallery. By mixing the size and nature of the frame, they will remain multidimensional.
If you want to start from scratch and know exactly what space you want to fill, please place bets on works of different sizes, sizes and styles to make the walls of the gallery have a collectible feel.
7- Specify a budget
So many frames can become very expensive in a period of time! After inspecting the cellar and attic, you will definitely find some treasures. Since the old frame can be transformed into many decorative and practical objects, why not include it in the home gallery project. And you know, garage sales and flea markets sometimes unearth rare and precious items, which can guarantee the creation of unique framed walls.
8- How to choose photos?
First of all, you must realize that the frame wall should be a theme wall, which means that a table with photos, portraits, posters, drawings, and tables in bulk is not a good idea at all. Respect for the aesthetic order, the dominant theme is the magic weapon to win.
If only family photos are displayed, please follow chronological order, preferably based on key dates. If you arrange photos of 3 or 4 generations, another change will be the focus. They will serve as lessons for ancestral heritage.
9- Tips for choosing a frame
Although the wallpaper is timeless, don’t miss the decoration items that decorate the walls with picture frames or paintings. Even if this is an artistic challenge, it is worth the effort, because it will bring color, spirit and personality to the room. For the idea of highlighting, please choose white, black or brown frames.
All these arrangements are a good thing. They can change over time. On the wall of the grid or column gallery, this means adding new rows or new rooms, respectively. In the classic living room style or gallery wall, you can add them when you find a room. We like the eclectic mixed media gallery wall. Each wall reflects the unique story of the person who collected the coins.
10- Measure and measure again
Of course, after selecting the location, photo and frame, measuring and checking again is a vital activity. But even after all the measurements are completed, you may still find yourself changing some parts because you are not satisfied with the way the spacing is done. To avoid this sense of boredom, please start from the bottom in the middle and work upwards.
11- Spacing hint
Believe in uniformity, because it can fit well with any gallery wall, even necessary. Due to the number of photos and the available space, you will know the positioning distance of each photo from the next.
12- How to create a wall collage?
If we succeeded in persuading you to carry out a decorative “frame wall” project, it is because you have convinced yourself that adding frame photos to the wall can create a certain sense of intimacy and highlight various favorite memories. Considering some great collage and gallery settings, how do you solve your own problems.
We have already mentioned that the first thing to do when creating a photo frame collage is to choose where to place it. This ultimately depends on your personal preference, but there are some caveats to keep in mind.
- Choose an easily accessible location-not only will it be easier to take photos, but it will also be easier to dust off, add more frames and/or exchange new photos over time.
- After displaying, it is best to enjoy the photos in a well-lit place!
- Consider a theme, if you want to collage family photos, then your living room may be the ideal choice. As the child grows up, it is best to create a gallery in the playroom. Sometimes the theme of the gallery will help determine the ideal location, and vice versa.
- Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. The hallway or bathroom may not be the first place you think of, but please don’t neglect any functional space.
13- What to do with painter’s tape?
Although there are many ways to plan the layout of the frame, looking at the obscured wall is the best way to visualize the space. By using painter’s tape, you can not only flexibly adjust and create the most suitable size for you, but also easy to remove. Please consider using low-viscosity brand painter’s tape to minimize the chance of damage during disassembly or rearrangement. Use the ruler to get straight edges.
14- Work with frame designers
You can upload photos and build a frame around “artistic size” because different styles of frames have different sizes. Because you want to match the size of the outer frame to the wall markings, you need to change the “artistic size” until you get the correct full size.
After uploading the file and selecting the frame style/mat option, you can click on the gray box labeled “Details” at the top. You can find this box on the right next to “Artistic Size”, which will provide you with the dimensions of the outer frame.
To adjust the appropriate external dimensions required for each position in the collage, simply adjust the “artistic size” of the photo. Please keep in mind that changing the frame style, adding a cushion or changing the “artistic size” will result in a different appearance size, so be sure to check the “details” box before adding it to the shopping cart.
You may also consider using a program like Photoshop to preview the gallery digitally. Take photos from the blocked gallery, and overlay screenshots of the designed frames to see how they fit together.
15- When to remove the painter’s tape?
To hang, you need to measure the distance from the hanging wire on the back of the frame to the top of the frame.
Then, you will measure the same distance from the top edge of the painter’s tape to the corresponding position of each frame, and draw a small pencil mark in the center, and then press into the tab.
After fixing the label, please remove the painter’s tape and hang the frame. Repeat this event for all photos!