Among the number of ways one could arrange wall art, clusters and collages are a popular style of display. Hanging frames in groups and clusters makes for an interesting decorative element. Living or family rooms, stairways etc., with large expansive walls are ideal for grouped or clustered displays. Clusters and Collages make for a great focal point in the room.
Things to be kept in mind are the wall colour, shape and size of the frames being used and the grouping style, so that we could maintain a sense of cohesion in style and the over all theme of the room. You could group them in a symmetric layout or going bohemian with the setting.Its all how you want it to be!
I would like to share a few arrangements/styles I have been saving in my inspirations folder :)
A random arrangement with frames in varying sizes
Going symmetric with the layout and the choice of frames...
An all square layout...
A few more of the random layout
Dressing up your entry way...and giving it an art gallery look with lights...source: flickr
There is also a trend of splitting a single poster or an art work into individual frames and hanging them in a cluster....say something like this...image source: fotoviva.co.uk
source: hgtv.comHow about a set of beautifully framed mirrors
I found this picture wall company with their off-the shelf combination of frames to give your wall that dressed up look...All jamming to form a huge square or a rectangle on the whole.
Another set of fixed frame setting for people who prefer pre-fabricated layout...
source: walmart.comWhat ever your style, for an elegant and coordinated Picture wall
- Pick a wall that gets viewed a lot but make sure it is not in a high traffic area. (This is to avoid the frames from being knocked off the nail and protect people from getting hurt)
- Colour scheme of the background wall is an important element of the entire design
- Ensure a common theme or a striking element while selecting frames and photos to be hung. For example, you could go with a mono/multiple theme based cluster, or all black and white pictures which look cohesive, one large art on canvas with smaller ones in similar media etc.
- your cluster needs to begin a few inched above a normal couch/sofa back or a sideboard set against the wall and go up to a little above the eye level.
More ideas and tips.... welcome!!