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3 Creative Ways to Hang Your Framed Pictures at Home

Your memory may fail you at times. Fortunately, you can capture and preserve your most special moments through photos. These images are more than just pieces of paper. They tell countless stories and show a wide range of emotions.

Whether you want to display photos of you and your significant other or your growing children, you can showcase them best by hanging your framed pictures at home. Here are some creative ways to do it:

  • Choose the right frame colour and style

Some people have the talent for decorating rooms flawlessly. If you are one of those who tend to choose one wrong colour and throw off the look of the entire space, then be wise in picking the frame colour and style for your photos.

Try exploring combinations and be creative with mixing and matching different colours together. Stick only to two to three sizes to have a repetitive look that helps you create a cohesive look.

You can even use some gold or silver frames with a glossy finish for extra dramatic effect. If you are using black and white frames to suit your minimalist space, try alternating each colour to liven up the room. Another tip you can follow is to hang big pieces alongside smaller ones to create a gallery wall. 

On the other hand, opt for custom picture frames to have a specific frame colour and design that perfectly match your photo and room’s aesthetics. You can seek our framing services if you are looking for high-quality custom picture frames in Sydney.  

  • Mind the spacing between frames

Hanging framed photos too high or too low is a common mistake, mostly when hanging above a piece of furniture, like a couch or bed. To avoid this, and keep things around eye level, leave at least six inches between the top of the furniture and the bottom of the frame.

You can have wide-spaced groupings of photo frames when hanging them in giant walls or tiny rooms. However, a good rule of thumb is to leave a spacing of around two to four inches between every frame.

Plan out your measurement and placement with tape before you hammer nails in place. This way, you can have a better idea of how your framed photos will look when finished. 

  • Consider using an asymmetrical format

Using symmetrical design is typical if you are hanging a group of framed photos on your wall. For instance, you can place six frames with even spaces in between. However, you can create a more casual, relaxed look by using an odd number of frames. A good example of this is hanging five frames of different sizes placed in a staggered arrangement.


While there is no hard and fast rule in hanging framed photographs at home, you can follow the creative ways listed above and use them as your guide. You also have the liberty to break the rules as long as you get your desired look, and the finished output perfectly matches your preferences and aesthetics. Now that you know how to hang your beautiful framed pictures start filling your wall with precious memories with people dear to you.

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