Continuing in our Photo Wall discussion, this – Hanging the First Nail – is where most people get hung up (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). My advice? Just pick up a hammer and start.
The collage style gallery lends itself to a more organic look and feel, as if the gallery grew over time. When starting a collage gallery place a larger frame somewhere in the middle as an anchor and build the rest of the wall from there. The placement doesn’t need to be symmetrical, but do keep the spacing in between photos consistent. And if you think you might want to add more photos in the future, leave room for your wall to grow. Collage style also allows you to mix in some non-photo items for more dimension and interest – things like a pair of baby shoes, shadow box with sentimental trinkets or handprint plaque are all fair game.
Rather skip the guesswork? Companies such as the Picturewall offer frames and a variety of templates to show you exactly where to hang each photo.
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