How to Decorate a Wall With Photos


Creating a wall of photos of family, friends and pets is not only DIY artwork, but it is also a cost-effective decorating project. Most importantly, it is a way of remembering those key memories in life. Select thick black frames for a contemporary look or even glossy white frames but add ornate or wooden frames for a more traditional look in your space.

Things You'll Need

  • Photos
  • Frames
  • Nails
  • Hanging Hooks
  • Ruler
  • Place your favorite photos in an assortment of frames or a set color and style of frame. Create a gallery wall approach with frames of varying sizes; this will also accommodate a broader range of your favorite photographic images.

  • Select a wall for your gallery of photos. Pick a position in the middle of the wall and hang a nail or use a frame hanging hook. Hang your first image and ensure it is straight on all sides.

  • Use your ruler to measure the amount of space you desire between the initial picture and your next framed images. If you prefer a lot of space, select two to three inches between each image, but if you prefer less space between images or have a smaller wall, or just a lot of photos, then select an inch or half an inch.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add visual interest by picking frames of the same finish that have different embellishments and details.


  • Photo Credit Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images
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