Just a few photos to display requires a decision to be made on how to present them in their best light. You may feel like the display was set out to perfection when it was done, then a few months later, feel it’s too bland, bold, or just missing that special something that makes the photos or art feel appreciated. Like a contribution to your space, rather than a distraction.
Discover 5 Display Options for Multiple Photos or Prints
The Asymmetrical Display
Asymmetrical doesn’t mean hanging your frames on the wall without a single thought to their placement. It just means being bolder with the sizes, frame styles, and the placements of the frames.
Size and spacing are the key to pulling this look off successfully. Keep the spacing equal between each frame and align a single corner of each frame within the display.
The Symmetrical Display
Symmetrical displays are what to use to create a uniform display. This is where each of the frames is the same size and style and hung in an arranged display with equal spacing between each piece. To complete this type of display, the orientation of the frames remains the same. All landscape, or all portrait.
Collage frames, also referred to as multi-photo frames are a budget-friendly option for displaying multiple photos or art prints as a collection within a single frame. It’s a handy option for using in compact spaces when you want to display groupings of photos or any art prints as a collection but lack the space or budget for multiple frames.
The Assorted Display
The assorted display is not for the faint-hearted, nor the unprepared. It involves using a mix of everything. The frames, sizes, mouldings, and the mediums used in each piece. The ultimate goal with this is to display an eclectic mix of art displayed as a collection without the result feeling like a collection.
This can be achieved by mixing wood frames with metal frames, some art as prints, others canvas, using various mediums like watercolours, paintings, prints, posters, pencil sketches, pastels, and perhaps adding in some other art mediums such as bronze wall décor or an animal or leaf design in metal, as another example that would help make everything stand out.
The Leaning Display
The leaning display is the non-committal method of displaying groups of photo frames. There are no nails to hammer into walls, measuring spacing, or aligning corners. It’s just a case of leaning the art against the wall, on a picture ledge, or shelving.
This is a handy method to use in property rentals that have limitations on putting nails on the walls, or for displaying frames temporarily while you plan a design layout.
In all cases, a critical component in creating any type of wall display is to start with a centre point. The first frame is hung at the centre of the display at eye level, and then all the other picture frames in your collection are spaced equally from there – the exception being, the collage frame option as that is better suited to compact spaces requiring a single frame to house a collection.