How to Create a Picture Frame Arrangement
We’re all familiar with how the new year and these winter months can make us feel – tired, run down, maybe a little drab… but this doesn’t mean your home has to feel the same way!
In fact, sprucing up your interior décor can be just the thing you need to lift your spirits and get your home ready for the anticipated spring season.
And what better way to add a little life to your walls than with a picture frame arrangement?
Whether you’re trying to evoke feelings of calm and serenity to transform your home into a haven, perfect for seeing through the rest of winter, or you’re longing for a burst of colour to brighten your days, you can achieve this with a picture frame arrangement.
So, without further ado, here’s some top tips from the team at PF+A on how to create a picture frame arrangement…
How to arrange pictures on a wall
There are many ways you can organise your photo arrangements on your wall, and this entirely depends on your personal style and the space you’re working with.
The whole idea of a picture frame arrangement is to utilise various frames, and the key here is to make use of the space and plan your picture wall layout.
Before you start nailing anything into your walls, we recommend planning the picture wall layout first. This can give you a rough idea of what will go where and how the finished product will look when it all comes together.
Grab a pencil and a piece of paper and sketch out your inspiration for your picture frame arrangement.
Remember, in the wise words of Scott Adams, “creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.”
PF+A top tip: avoid placing frames right next to a window. The large expanse of a window combined with an arrangement of frames can feel somewhat like a battle for attention. Plus – you don’t want to distract from your view into the horizon! Let your frames stand out somewhere that calls for it.
You should also consider how picture frame arrangements will work on different walls. For example, one type of display might be great for a bedroom, but not quite do it for your narrower staircase.
We’ll go into this in more detail below…
Picture frame pattern ideas
There are so many variations of picture frame arrangements to suit different rooms in the home.
At the moment, a scattered picture collage is a popular option with homeowners looking to express their personality and add some individuality to their homes. It’s also a great way to fill a large, bare wall, such as in your living room.
The key to this picture frame arrangement is to let loose a little and not get too bogged down with the placement – remember, the whole idea is for the pictures to look “scattered” without any particular organisation.
We recommend using a varying selection of shapes and sizes of frames to really give this the full affect, such as the selection of frames available in our Madison range.
For those who are fans of a more structured approach and are looking to introduce a sense of order in the home, then we recommend a classic geometric grid layout.
Utilising our Cambridge range, experiment with portrait and landscape positioning while ensuring everything keeps within a square or rectangular “border”.
Personally, we think this sort of frame arrangement works great in an office space where you want to add a little something extra, while keeping that sense of order and professionalism in your working environment.
Having precious memories, stunning pieces of art, and inspirational quotes adorning your staircase is an age-old interior trend that only becomes more timeless with age. But what is the best way to make use of this space and display your frames?
We find that having one larger frame in the middle, with two medium frames either side of it, and finished off with two small frames on the ends creates a really nice aesthetic that can allow you to tell a story through your arrangement or give the chance to showcase the piece you’re most proud of or drawn to.
The editors at Ideal Home also reported on this idea of having a prominent piece followed by smaller pieces working quite effectively, so it’s definitely worth trying!
This picture frame arrangement can also create a streamlined feel and allow you to express yourself without making your staircase feel cluttered and claustrophobic.
Depending on your current interior style, we think frames from the Manhattan range would look really complimentary to a staircase photo frame arrangement.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match your frames
According to a recent article from Vogue, mixing materials and design styles is all the rage for 2022.
If you’re a little dubious about trying out this trend, you can start small with a few frames before trying this out with furniture and other accents around your home.
To make your photo frame arrangement totally unique and interesting, why not combine completely different styles of frames within one display?
We think this idea can add some edge to your home, which is perfect for those looking to make a bit more of a statement.
What about the frame fillings?
Now this is where you can get really creative.
At the moment, we’ve seen people all over Instagram combining graphic pieces of art with quotes to create what is nothing short of a wall of inspiration.
They key here is to make sure your chosen pieces are nicely spread out and distributed to give a sense of balance and harmony.
Of course, you can also keep things simple with a classic photo wall, featuring all your favourite memories from family occasions, childhood photos and of course, those dreamy holidays you love to daydream about.
Now, depending on what you want to fill your frame with will impact the decision of what frame to use!
We find the combination of black and white photographs with coloured frames can add something truly special and unique to your walls, combining the timelessness of monochromatic pictures with a modern, colourful twist.
At the end of the day, there are no rules when it comes to creating the perfect picture frame arrangement! Simply go with your creative instinct and do whatever makes you happy in your home.
Are you looking for the perfect selection of photo frames for each room in your home? If so, you’re in luck, as we have 24 collections of frames that can suit varying tastes and interior preferences!
Got any questions about our frames? Please feel free to get in touch with the team today. We’d be more than happy to help you!