Budget Decorating at Its Best: DIY Photo Collage Ideas & Layouts

updated May 3, 2019
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(Image credit: Regis Larroque)

There’s nothing like photos to give your home a warm, personal feel, and remind you of the people and the memories most important to you. That’s why we’ve rounded up these twelves ideas for creating photo collages at home. They’re all easy and affordable ways to display (lots and lots of) pictures with style.

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Above, a Parisian apartment designed by Regis Larroque goes old school with vintage photos in a cool cloud-like formation (imagine if all those were all your ancestors).

(Image credit: Hayley Kessner)

If you’re not into a sepia-tone, it looks just as great with regular color prints.

(Image credit: Home and Delicious)

Home and Delicious shared this interior still life with overlapping images assembled in a collage above the radiator.

(Image credit: IKEA Family Live)

In this apartment from IKEA Family Live (via Apartment Therapy), printed snapshots cover an entire wall.

(Image credit: Emmas Designblogg)

Polaroid-style snapshots arranged in a heart make for a sweet display, as seen on Emmas Designblogg.

(Image credit: IKEA)

This lovely modern photo display is made with IKEA’s DIGNITET Curtain Wire. The clips make it easy to change out photos whenever you like. Image from IKEA, via Living Better with Less.

(Image credit: Our Holly Days)

Here’s a DIY version, with clothespins, from Our Holly Days.

(Image credit: Petra Bindel)

Another great way to create a changeable photo display is with cork. In this space from Petra Bindel, a whole wall of cork creates a beautiful accent, and the perfect blank slate for display as many photos (and treasured objects) as you like.

(Image credit: My Paradissi)

This inspiration board, from My Paradissi, made from welded wire mesh, with binder clips for hanging photos. (This is often called ‘remesh’, and you can buy it at the hardware store.)

(Image credit: Lovely Like You)

This photo display, with pieces of rop attached to a wooden frame, has a bit more of a country feel to it. From Lovely Like You via One Fab Day.

(Image credit: Kelli Murray)

Black and white photos hanging from a branch make an austere yet lovely display. DIY from Kelli Murray.

(Image credit: Jen Loves Kev)

A whole staircase wall covered in photos makes a beautiful accent in this shot from Jen Loves Kev.