Look! Wall of Frames

Look! Wall of Frames

Laure Joliet
Mar 17, 2009

Recently we spotted this idea for hanging artwork in the house. In this case frames are hung side by side creating a grid behind the headboard in a bedroom (finally something to do with all those polaroids!) but we'd like to see this idea in other parts of the house:

Of course there's always hanging artwork gallery style which is a little bit more eclectic and random than this version. We love how clean this version looks, especially for a small space where a normal gallery style hanging could become chaotic and overwhelming. And because the images are small, they provide a pop of color in a neutral space and also invite people to stand close to get a good look at the image, instead of needing to step back to get a good look (in some small spaces there's no room to take a step back).

Some places we'd love to see this arrangement: in a long hallway, a small bathroom (provided that there's good ventilation, along one wall of a tiny kitchen, behind the couch in a living room.

This could also be a great way to display favorite postcards (we collect them, so we've got shoeboxes full) in a more formal way. The Ikea Ribba Frames come in square silver but have larger mats cut.

We found this image in a Pottery Barn Catalog.

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