Putting Together a Photo Wall Display: Our Top Tips


There are lots of ways to decorate your home – a photo wall display is a beautiful and engaging option! A photo wall display is a collection of photo frames that are arranged together in a unique way. Here’s a closer look at why a photo wall display is a great option and the steps that you can follow to create the best photo wall display possible.


Why to Choose a Photo Wall Display

There are a few reasons that photo wall displays are so beautiful and such a great option for your decoration. Here’s a closer look at some of the top reasons.



If you love to show off your personality and tastes, a photo wall display is a perfect option. You can rest assured that nobody else in the world will have a display that is quite like yours, and you can have a lot of control over lots of factors like the arrangement, the frames and the subjects within those frames.



Photo wall displays really are pleasant to look at. Our eyes naturally look for lines and interesting geometric shapes – your frames can help to achieve that and you’ll find that it’s common for visitors to spend longer than normal looking at your frames! If you’re looking to make a statement and create something pretty, this could be a great option.



There’s a good chance that you are wrestling with the idea of exactly which subjects to frame. A photo wall is a great option because it gives you so many potential options and you can go for multiple objects if you prefer! You can play with the order and size of those objects, too, to create some really interesting looks.



If you purchase a single frame and put just one object within it, you might find that you become bored. With a photo wall, you give yourself a lot of playing space and you can quickly make adjustments over time if you become bored. This helps to keep things fresh and unique for as long as possible.


Cost Effective

Decorating a large space on your wall can often be expensive and time consuming. With a photo wall, you will find that you can cover a huge range of space with minimal time, effort and expense. In fact, you will be able to achieve some really stunning looks using a photo wall without having to break the bank at all.


How to Create a Photo Wall Display

Now that we have a better understanding of why a photo wall might be right for you, let’s take a closer look at exactly how to create one.


  1. Think about the location

First things first, you’re going to want to plan exactly where your photo wall is going to be placed. This will help you to think about the size of your space, the number of frames you’ll require and how the frames might be arranged.

You should measure the space and already begin to think about how you can divide up the space you have to accommodate for a range of different sized frames. Having this space in mind will help you in every single one of the next steps.


  1. Consider what to frame

Now that you have an idea of where your photo wall is going to be hung, it’s time to think about what you’re going to frame. There are lots of popular items that you could frame from artwork and family photos to important sentimental items and beyond.

If you are looking for some unique inspiration, be sure to check out our post on uncommon subjects to put in your bespoke frames. The sky’s the limit and you might find that you can use the natural photo wall idea to add some extra emotional impact to your subjects.

Let’s imagine, for example, that you decide to put together a photo wall that pays homage to your beautiful family. You could find a creative way to link the photos together and deliver a piece that has a lot of emotional impact.


  1. Plan the bespoke frame

Now that you have a better idea of what will go inside your frames, it’s time to think about the frames that you’re going to go for. Naturally, you will get the best results if you decide to invest in a beautiful set of bespoke frames.

These can come in a huge range of sizes and materials – they can really be made to perfectly fit your surroundings and subjects. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to picking out a bespoke frame, so be sure to read our post on which materials are best for your bespoke picture frame.

Whichever frames you decide to go for, you’ll want to think carefully about practical details like the size and weight – really incorporate this step with the next.


  1. Think about the layout

You’re going to want to properly think about how your various frames are going to be organized. You’ll want to take a variety of factors into account like the size of the frames and where each is going to be placed.

You can play with different frame sizes to get a really intriguing look and create a sense of narrative. If you’re feeling extra creative, you could even consider taking a photo of your wall and playing with an image editing app to place your various frames onto the wall there. This is a great, non-destructive way to experiment.


  1. The hanging

Now that you have the various subjects printed and placed within the bespoke frames that you commissioned, you’ll want to plan how you’re going to hang and display the frames.

Framing is a delicate art and it’s critical that you manage to get the really straight lines and precise fits that make photo walls so visually impressive. If you’re looking for a guide on how to hang your picture, be sure to read our 101 guide on how to hang a frame.


Get Your Bespoke Frames Today

We hope that this post was interesting for you and that you’re already dreaming of how to display your photo wall! If you need any tips or advice at all, please feel free to get in touch with us. It will be our pleasure to give you advice and help you to make the right decisions.