Frame groupings are one of the ways you can display family photos, themed pictures, or art prints in any size of wall space you have, without having to fully plan a gallery wall.
For those unfamiliar with the concept of grouping frames together, think of it as a simple way to fill any size of empty wall space you have. The simplest frame groupings are often above a sofa or a side table and usually comprise of just three photo frames.
For indoor wall displays, groupings of multiple art pieces in different sizes of frames can be assembled to create a bespoke display consisting of any number of smaller sized frames. Groupings can consist of vertical and horizontal designs and they do not all need to be photographs either.
Spacing between Groupings of Frames
When you are displaying a group of photos or art prints together, the spacing between the frames or canvas prints can add an extra element of visual appeal. It’s often used in a triptych display which is three pieces of associated art grouped together. Sometimes these are three individual pieces of art, other times it is one piece of art split into three and hung with a close distance together to create a cohesive look of the prints belonging together as one piece.
For thematic frame groupings, triptych displays are a great option, but they are not your only one.
Additionally, groups of similar photos can be displayed together with minimum distancing between the frames to create a distinctive wall art statement piece consisting of multiple photo frames. Rather than hanging them uniformly with equal spacing, portrait and landscape prints can be combined and hung together to create a collage display made of multiple single frames.
An advantage to using groupings of singular prints and frames is that each individual print can have a frame and associated mount board selected that is best suited to what is inside each individual frame. The mount boards can also use alternating measurements. The benefit of this is the customisation of individual prints.
Rather than a collage frame with one colour of mount board, each frame benefits from having an appropriate colour of mount based on what is in the frame. The best approach with mounts is to use a colour that compliments the primary colour in the photo.
With a mixed range of photo frames, various colours of mount boards and prints inside the frames, all hung together, perhaps with typography art as a centrepiece for a wall display, a unique and visually appealing frame grouping can easily become the focal point in any room.
These sorts of displays are most often used in sitting rooms, but given the range of colours of both frames and picture mounts frame groupings can be used for statement displays in any room including nurseries, playrooms and children’s bedrooms.