Learn how to hang a collage of pictures on your wall. Here are some tips and tricks on making it look great without looking like you DIY'd it.
Slowly but surely, the painting in our home is coming along! The hubs just finished mudding and painting our foyer. To celebrate, I had him hang up a wall art collage. Obviously, he was not too thrilled about putting more holes in the wall after the work he put in mudding.
Check out my Pinterest board that was designed specifically to collect ideas for my foyer remodel and below for a preview of what I've done for the wall.
My goal was to create a funky collage for the entryway with random photos and trinkets. I found the pieces I wanted, so I wanted to make sure that I liked the way that the collage would be hung. Here are directions on how to hang wall art collage while minimizing the amount of holes you make on the walls due to reorganization.
Tips on Choosing Coordinated Collage of Photos and Frames
In order to make your collection look cohesive, here are a few things you can do to ensure your frames and photos are coordinated:
- Ensure that the frames are in the same color tones.
- Determine if you want a varied look or very similar sizes.
- Use wrapping paper, packing paper, or newspaper to determine the placement of your collage.
To hang a wall collage to allow it to look coordinated and professional, you'll want to ensure that it has a cohesive design as well as spacing so that the colors flow from one visual element to the next.
How to Hang a Collage of Photos and Wall Art
Materials for Hanging Photo Collage
- Nails or Screws
- Picture Wire
- Tracing Paper or Packing Paper
- Painter's Tape
Tools for Hanging Photo Collage
- Screwdriver or Hammer
Instructions for Hanging Photo Collage
1. Gather all the art you want to use in the collage. Make sure they are in the same tone family. For my own collection, some of the frames happened to come out of hibernation this year after being stored for over five years! Most of the frames came from Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon!
2. Trace each piece of art onto white gift tissue paper, grocery bags, packing paper, or even printer paper taped together. Then, make sure you put a "hole" where the nail hole for the art is. Here, I used packing paper that a Hobby Lobby employee provided when wrapping some of the new frames that I purchased.
3. On your wall, tape the traced art paper into the arrangement you want using painter's tape rolled up behind it. Move it around until you get an even space around the pictures. BIG TIP: I would suggest keeping the paper there for 48 hours to make sure you love the spacing. (I waited a week because I'm so indecisive!)
4. Then "nail" the nail over the "nail hole" on the paper. Once the nail is on the wall, remove the paper.
5. FINALLY, hang your all of your wall art up!
Here's the final look at our wall art and picture collage:
Here's another view of it from the front: