Frame & Photograph Arrangement Ideas

I love a good blank wall, in that I can not leave it that way.  I get ideas for them and sometimes get a little “nervous” when I start running out of blank walls at my house, because then if I get an idea, where am I going to put it?

One of my very favorite things to put up on a blank wall is photographs. I’m a scrapbooker and an avid photographer (but very amateur) so I have a deep love of photographs. I love to do little “displays” of them around the house. I’m always looking for new ways to display them.

This is in my house now.  I got this idea from a magazine. I don’t usually hang things lined up or in straight lines.   I think it would have been cool also to do 9 frames instead of 6, to play off the height of the ceiling.

You can’t tell from here, but the b&w photos are printed on metallic paper. It really really really makes them POP!

a shot of the whole living room, just to give you a perspective of where they sit in the room. See what I mean about the tall ceiling? I decided not to go with the 3rd row of frames because then they would be the same higher than  the clock and I wanted the fireplace to be the largest feature in the room.
Another thing I like to do is anchor the photo area with a shelf. It helps to break up the space and gives you a “center” to start working out from. This is a picture of an arrangement at my old house. I like the combo of some photos on the wall and some resting on the shelf.

I already posted this before, but this is in my house now.. It’s a big blank wall between two windows. Again, I used the shelves to anchor the photos- it’s still a bit of a “work” in progress as you can see. The photo are all in the “clips” brand frames from IKEA and they are CHEAP! You can see more about this on the original post here.

These photos are NOT of my house but taken at various home shows that I’ve been to.

How COOL is this? Forget the photos and just use the frames.

Love the & in the middle.

From the Southern Living idea house in Florida. If i didn’t think my kids would knock down the frames each time they walked by I would totally do this now.

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14 Comments

  1. Lovely – I have a space that I am getting prepped and painted and hope to feature some pictures on this wall well. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Your frames look great! I love a good grouping. I have the same problem in my family room – really tall ceilings. It is a tricky design dilemma. Your room is beautiful!

    XOOX
    Jen

  3. Love this! You mentioned some of your pictures were printed on mettalic paper? Did the photo place dothat or were do you get mettalic photo paper?

    Love your blog!

  4. I have a HUGE picture dilema in my house right now. I have stacks of frames and stacks of pictures and several blank walls and NO idea WHAT to do!! I have tons of creative quilting ideas and have been coming up with ZERO ideas for my walls!! BUT I have 4 kids and twin grandkids who all need a home on the walls of my “castle”. This idea may work on one of my walls. Thanks!

  5. OH MY GOSH I love the very last picture with the photos with the oversized matts filling the hallway wall.

    And I love that you brought that idea into your home. I agree, 2 rows instead of 3 for your space.

    Your home is very lovely, by the way.

  6. Thanks for the inspiration. We just moved a month ago and I still haven’t hung much on the walls, because I’m slightly paralyzed about doing the wrong thing. Could you come do my walls?

  7. I am totally coveting your great room right now! If you ever need some blank walls to put your ideas on I have a few. Thanks so much for the ideas! I love your blog!

  8. I love it! I am a big fan of everything in 3’s (not sure why I am married to that concept) but I am lovin on the 6’s and 9’s for the picture hanging.

    🙂

  9. So Lovely! I wanted to walk right into your living room and “sit a spell!” TFS! I have saved your frames as an idea for my office or playroom! I also love your blog name – I’m the polkadot bumblebee so you can see why! Great blog – I’m going to stick around a while!

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