UP THE WALL
FRAMES Opt for a variety of different frames rather than sticking rigidly to one colour or finish. This looks more interesting and friendly and gives you the freedom to add different frames as your collection grows.
DESIGN Before hanging anything, lay out your frames on the floor to devise a layout and make sure that they work well together. Start with your favourite (or largest) image in the middle at eye level, then build outwards from there. Try to create a story, or arrange items that share a common look or subject together. You could go for a classic grid configuration, or think outside the box and go vertical (Pinterest or Instagram are great for picture-wall inspiration). Add a dash of humour and personality by including unexpected items such as faux animal heads, framed notes or other personal items – anything that makes you smile.
ACCURACY Once you’ve decided on the positioning of each picture, measure out exactly where you want your pictures to hang on the wall. Space artworks at least 4cm apart to give each one room to breathe. And always use a ruler and spirit level for best results – nobody likes a wonky picture.