Hanging Picture Arrangement Ideas


Get creative when hanging your framed pictures and create an arrangement. You can unite a group of unrelated photos by bringing them together in a collage or do the opposite and cut up one large picture to be framed in several different pieces. Either way, you are turning traditional picture hanging into an interior design process.


  • A hanging picture arrangement can express accent color when you use brightly colored picture frames. Black and white pictures look good in bright frames because the loud color doesn't mute the grayscale like it would a colored picture. Otherwise, use brightly colored pictures with color that compliments the frames. Bright frames create dimension on a wall and offer a creative way to use accent colors in a room.

Split Image

  • A popular format for displaying framed pictures on a wall is split image. You can cut a picture into multiple fragments that are each framed individually. Hang them on the wall so that the picture is visible, separated by the frames. You can cut a picture in two, three or multiple pieces. Decor Allur features a photo of a map that has been cut into six equal segments, each of them framed and hung in place. Depending on the style of frame and picture you choose, this look works for both traditional and contemporary designs.


  • A picture collage is just as it sounds -- a cluster of framed pictures hung together on a wall. Piece the picture frames together to create a vibrant, life-filled wall. Mix personal photos with accents like mirrors, paintings and wall art for more variety. You can do this in black and white to achieve a contemporary look or use bright colors for a more casual space. Modern Decorations features a modern beach style living room with a colorful picture collage arrangement that brings the room together and becomes one large feature itself.


  • If you have photos that are all the same size and don't want to hang them side by side, play with the shape of your frames. Place them in tall rectangular frames and hang these side by side for a simple and stylish arrangement. This style of arrangement works well when placed above a bed or fireplace. Instead of hanging one large framed picture, hang three tall pictures of the same size, or turn them on their sides and hang them on top of each other as seen in the contemporary modern interiors featured on Woovaa.


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