Wall decorations hanging on a wall
Tips on how to arrange your wall decorations
Give each room an individual touch by hanging up your favourite pictures, which will look great as wall decorations on linen, acrylic glass and aluminium. Deciding on what order the pictures should be hung up in is important for how well the arrangement will work. Below we’ll show you a few of the best ways to hang up your photos harmoniously and stylishly.
Align the pictures along a single axis
A popular and great idea is to align the lower edges of the pictures on an imaginary line. It’s simple and easy to do and you don't necessarily need a narrow picture rail to lean the pictures against the wall. Instead of using the lower edge of your picture, you can also use the upper edge to help align your wall decorations. Aligning along an imaginary line is great for a small number of wall decorations or for larger pictures. If you choose aluminium Dibond, HD metal print, gallery print or acrylic glass plate, your favourite photos will look fantastic thanks to the rich colours and deep contrasts.
Arrangement along a middle line
As commonly seen in museum exhibitions you can arrange your pictures along a line in the middle of the wall. This works very well for larger format pictures. To do this, imagine a horizontal line in the middle of the wall along which the centre of each picture is vertically aligned.
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Arranging your pictures to make a collage
A picture collage is generally arranged around an invisible cross. The images are aligned along the two vertical and horizontal lines, their edges as close as possible to the intersection of the axes. This arrangement works well with a larger number of pictures, as you can expand it in all directions. You can add a bit more variety by mixing some wall decorations: e.g. canvases, wooden wall displays and a few aluminium mini wall decorations.
Pro tips: do's and don'ts for hanging up wall decorations
- Hang up wall decorations so that the centre of the picture is at a height of about 1.50 metres
- Use a spirit level to align your picture
- Measure the space on the wall, but keep in mind the distances to the door and window frames etc.
- Choose a picture size that fits the available space and the size of the room
- Use the hanging system that is supplied or a mounting system that is recommended for the surface (stone wall, plasterboard, wood, etc.)
- Hang up wall decorations too high or too low
- Place XXL size pictures in a small room
- Hang a few small pictures on a very large wall surface (can look lost)
- Fix wall decorations that are not properly aligned
- Fit wall decorations that are too big/too heavy for the surface
Hang up pictures from the outside in
Imagine a box around a large wall space. The pictures follow the outer edge of the box and fill the inner space. This arrangement is particularly suitable for many pictures varying in formats and sizes. The illustrated example shows a large variety of templates for photo canvases.
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Hang up pictures with the same format
An impressive gallery can be assembled quite quickly from a few photos, which have the same size, for example, using photo canvases or wooden wall displays. Square formats will look particularly good. If you symmetrically arrange small pictures with the same formats, you can create a stylish and compact picture layout that will give your room nice even lines. Discover the mini wall decorations in various mini sizes with super simple magnetic fasteners. Choose from colour-coordinated photos and make sure that the pictures hang parallel and on the same line for each row, as small misalignments will be more noticeable if the formats are the same.
If you like to vary the arrangement of your pictures or want to move your wall decoration to another wall at any time, the self-adhesive photo poster is perfect. The self-adhesive back of the photo poster sticks to many different surfaces and is reusable.
As an alternative to the classic picture frame, you can have your pictures printed on canvas and order some matching frames. The wooden frame with a shadow gap is specially designed for the photo canvas. It is available in either black or white and it enhances your canvases to give them the perfect look for your wall.
Browse through the large selection of formats and high-quality materials for your wall decorations and create your own photo exhibition for your home!