How to Group Pictures in a Living Room

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The living room is the main room in the house, where people either relax or have social gatherings. Grouping pictures in a living room involves organizing the pictures based on their style and patterns. Placing picture groups on the walls complements the other aspects of the room. In order to group pictures in a living room, first decide what type of pictures you want to place on the wall and find a general theme for the pictures. Then find frames for the pictures, select a wall to hang them on and hang the pictures at eye level.

Things You'll Need

  • Pictures
  • Picture frames
  • Tape measure
  • Newspaper
  • Decide on the type of pictures that you want to place on the living room wall. In order to group pictures in a living room, you must have a general idea of the type of pictures you want to use. For example, you may decide that you want to use pictures of trees.

  • Find a theme for the pictures. When grouping pictures in a living room, the pictures need to possess certain similarities. For example, you may choose to use pictures of angiosperm trees, or flowering trees.

  • Select frames for the pictures. The focus of the picture groupings should be that of the pictures, rather than the frames. Therefore, do not select frames that have bright colors or patterns. You can either choose to use the same frame for each of the pictures or a different frame for each picture. The colors of the frames should either be dark brown or black.

  • Select a wall to hang the pictures on. You should select a wall that receives a moderate amount of sunlight. This will draw attention to the picture groupings.

  • Lay the pictures out on some newspaper on the floor in order to experiment with possible arrangements. When grouping pictures, try to find a way in which to balance them. For example, you can put the pictures of the tallest trees in the center, and pictures of the shorter trees at the end. You can also group the pictures by color. For example, you can put the pictures with the trees with yellow flowers in the center, and trees with white flowers at the end.

  • Examine patterns within the pictures. If the pictures have images of many different sizes, then you can arrange them from smallest to tallest. For example, you can put the image of the shortest tree on the left, and the image of the largest tree on the right. If the pictures have images of many different colors, then you can arrange them from lightest to darkest. For example, you can put the picture of the tree with the lightest flowers on the right, and the tree with the darkest flowers on the left.

  • Hang the pictures at eye level. In order to group pictures in a living room, you must hang them at eye level from a standing position and have equal spacing of about five inches between them.

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