Hang Photos on Your Wall in Style With a DIY Collage

Hang Photos on Your Wall Like a Pro With These DIY Collage Tips

Hanging photos on your wall is easy but turning your picture frames into a beautiful DIY collage takes a little practice and skill. These design tips will help you add a personal touch to your home and fill unused space by creating a collage of pictures that showcases your favorite memories.

Find the Perfect Spot

The first step is finding a large area of wall space to complement your photos. Your wall should be easily accessible and well-lit. Staircases and living room collages, for example, will capture all the natural light in your home and be seen by many. However, do not be afraid to think outside of the box! Bathrooms, kitchens and hallways are also great for smaller collages.

Outline Your Collage

If you set up your layout ahead of time, it will be easier to execute your vision with real photos. Painter’s tape will help you plan your gallery with ease, and there are many ways you can go about this.

  • Choose a focal picture and strategically hang smaller photos around it.
  • Create a grid pattern with same-sized photos placed equally apart.
  • Build an offset gallery with all different sizes and styles of pictures with no central focal point.

Use a ruler or level to keep your tape straight. Once you have your outline, measure out the exact dimensions of the frames. Then, take a photo of your wall and give each tape box a number using your smartphone’s “markup” feature. These numbers will later match up with your picture frames. This may take some trial and error, so be sure to use low-tack tape that will not damage your walls should you need to restructure.

Choose a Theme

No matter where you hang your photos on the wall, they will look even better if they coordinate. Maybe you want to create a sleek, black and white collage to display your wedding photos. Or, perhaps you are looking for a bright, summery theme to share pictures from your family beach trip. Your pictures by no means have to look similar in terms of color and style, but it is something to consider. This attention to detail will make your collage look even more cohesive.

Gather Frames & Pictures

Next, print your photos and order their corresponding frames. You can also turn your pictures into canvases for a classy touch. Since these photos may be seen from a distance, you likely will want a combination of 8”x10”, 12”x16” and 16”x20” prints. If you decide on a more uniform look with photos of the same size, any one of these will work well. It is usually best to avoid prints smaller than 5”x7” unless you are creating a small collage.

Purchasing a wall collage kit may help simplify this process. Collage.com, Amazon and Mpix&nbs p;offer convenient frame sets, and Snapfish has excellent options for canvas collages. You can even buy kits of art prints that match your aesthetic on Etsy or Tezza.

Hang Photos on the Wall

Once you receive your photos and frames, label them so that each one matches up with the numbers from your tape outline. Measure the distance from the hanging wire to the top of the frame, then mark that same distance on your tape outline with a pencil. Hammer a nail into the marked spot, then remove your painter’s tape once it is in place. Finally, hang your photos on the nails until your collage of pictures on the wall is complete!

Looking for more inspiration? Explore our gallery of homes for more ideas on how to hang photos on your wall to make your home look chic. Then, browse Perry Homes’ move-in ready properties to find your dream home in one of Texas’ most desirable neighborhoods!

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Hang Photos on Your Wall in Style With a DIY Collage

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