Collages are accessible and affordable wall decor, so easy that even the artistically-challenged among us can create humble masterpieces for ourselves, family and friends. As youth we did it with scissors, old magazines, and glue. Today, there are tons of flexible ways to turn photos of pets, travel, people and places into memorable and highly personal artwork.
Not intimidated at all and want to try a more DIY version?
Andrew Howard designed this beach house (lead image above), and picked a family-friendly photo collage for the wall above banquette seating. You can buy a custom version using your own photos from Minted. There are tons of sizes and frames to choose from, starting at $29 for a small 8" x 8" image unframed.
If you've got more time than money these days, go the DIY route and use free sites like Get Loupe or Fotor to create your own collages. They have templates available to let you create multiple shapes or formats.
For metal surfaces like your fridge, Sticky 9 sells magnets which you can arrange in any formation you please.
Immortalize your pets, friends, family, travel — your entire life — with wall-size collages from places like PicMe. A 24" x 84" section is $84.
If you like a little lettering with your photos, have a collage made by one of the many Etsy sellers who make them. The "S" above is available from Photo Craft By Linds.
Choose images from Instagram or your other social media and have them made into poster-size collages from Social Print Studio for $25 or $35. Frames also available for extra cost.
Amazon sells conjoined frames in various sizes, like the one above by Adeco which fits regular 4" x 6" prints. Order it online, insert photos, and instant wall collage!
For about $20, Umbra sells photo hanging systems that display your images as a collage. Use more than one for an extra-large effect.
Buy one of these layered photo collage number printables for $16 from The Paisley Pickle, and you'll get a high-resolution digital file to print on your own. These are great for birthday or anniversary party decorations.
Pretty much any shape is possible so feel free to get as theme-y as you want to be — with dog collages (above from Studio Jones), Disney's Mickey Mouse just to name a few.
Pinhole Press offers photo collages for walls that are temporary and reusable. Their options start at 1-4 photos (depending on size) for $29.99.