If you have ever tried hanging an arrangement of frames before, you most likely ended up with a ton of holes in the wall before getting it exactly how you wanted. Don’t let this deter you any longer. Creating a beautiful frame arrangement is much easier than you think and we have some helpful tips.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOCATION
Hang your arrangement in common areas where they can be enjoyed. Such as a dining room, family room or hallway. Try to avoid filling too small of a space with too much artwork. On the other hand don’t do too small of an arrangement in a large space. If hanging over a sofa, don’t leave too much space between the top of the sofa and the bottom of the largest frame. Same would apply for over a headboard on a bed. The center of the arrangement should also be eye level.
You want your photos and artwork to stand out more than the frame. Choose simple, consistent frames for your arrangement. Metal, black or wooden frames with neutral mats are often the best choice.
LAYING OUT THE ARRANGEMENT
Carefully determine the layout you want before you start placing holes in the wall. Once you the select frames you want to use, trace and cut out each frame onto newspaper or kraft paper. Once you have each one cut out, determine where the nail needs to be placed for the frame to hang properly. Using painters tape, arrange the templates on the wall in the arrangement you would like. Once you are satisfied, hammer the nail into the wall where indicated on the template and gently pull the paper down tearing it through the nail. Hang your frames and you’re done!
Still need some inspiration? Check out some of the layouts below