In my current project to create a photo feature wall in my living room, I’ve had to research the countless ways I could display photo frames for a feature wall.
I’ve narrowed down the search to a set of key styles that I think would work for any space or personal style, and I wanted to share them with you to help in your own attempt to create a striking feature wall.
The Symmetrical photo wall
Even. Straight. Squared. This is a striking arrangement and there’s something easy about applying the a single simple rule.
The Resting photo wall
Lean your frames on an Ikea picture ledge. Line them up straight or overlapping each other. There’s a nice laid back Scandinavian feel to this style.
The Casual photo wall
Different coloured frames that have a similar tone arranged in an informal way. Unlike the Same-Same photo wall described later in this post, these images should be different colours.
The Centre-Aligned photo wall
Mark a horizontal line across the middle of the wall and arrange the frames on either side of this line. The frames should be different sizes and aligned to either side of this central line.
This creates a nice balance between casual and refined.
The Top-Aligned photo wall
The top of the frames are aligned to the same straight line. This gives you the flexibility to use different sized frames. Great for a long halfway or a large feature wall.
I wouldn’t do a Bottom-Aligned version of this style, unless the display is over a sofa and you’re using larger frames.
The Puzzle Box photo wall
A chaotic arrangement with the only symmetry being the space between the frames. Start with a frame in the centre of the wall, then build out.
You can do this over time as you collect new frames and artwork, so is very flexible and doesn’t need a large initial investment of your time to set it up.
The Same-Same photo wall
Same colour frames. Same colour images.
The frames can be different styles/thicknesses, but have to be the same colour.