20th May2011

How to Arrange Art or Family Photos

by Dinah Wulf

How to Arrange Art or Family Photos

The other day, one of my best friends asked me the best way to arrange her family photos, so she inspired me to do this post. It’s not the first time a friend has asked me that, as I also recall asking myself the very same question before. I didn’t think, however, that there’d be so much information out there with so many different ideas. Then again, you can find anything on the internet these days!

Home and Gardens do it YOURSELF magazine and website always has great ideas and tips. Here are a few of my favorites on how to arrange art.

Use Paper First: Choose the pictures you would like to mount, trace, and cut out the shapes.  Tape and position the paper on your wall in various placements to help you choose the desired arrangement.

Center: Start with the largest central image and work smaller pieces outward around the dominant piece.

Off Center: Art arrangement does not necessarily have to be centered on a wall.

Think Outside the Wall: Display you art or photos on bookshelves, mantels, or inside armoires.

Small Frames in Small Spaces: Hang smaller framed pieces of artwork in cozy spots such as a book shelf or oddly shaped corner.

3-D Display: Purchase frame risers. It will offset artwork a few inches from the wall and will highlight select pieces.

Source: Home and Gardens do it YOURSELF magazine and website

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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2 Responses to “How to Arrange Art or Family Photos”

  • Jolene


    I really enjoy your site—and love the new look also. You are very talented….also, you did a great job rehabbing the table & chairs !!!!

    • Thank you SO much for your support. I LOVE doing it. I am seriously inspiring myself, rather than my original thought of inspiring others. Tomorrow I am posting the 40 under 40 venue pictures. It was GORGEOUS! Miss you guys!

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