Step 1: Choose your artwork
Combine different types of typography, photography and illustrated prints in similar colours for a more cohesive overall look. Really let your personality shine by picking images that represent who you are. Even better, include things like a decorative wall clock or wall hanging for a more unique feel. We’ve got tons of wall decor ideas here and here!
Step 2: Mix and match frames
Use frames in different thicknesses and styles, such a shadow box or gilded frames. This will add personality and depth to your gallery, preventing it from looking too flat and boring. Sprinkle in some colour as well, whether it’s light wood frames or a pop of gold.
Step 3: Start with the largest pieces
Begin with the biggest prints in the centre and work outwards, with smaller prints scattered on the outer edges. This creates visual balance and, more importantly, the largest print acts as the anchor piece which the rest of the frames will be centred around.
Step 4: Prep with sticky tape
Cut out scrap paper in the same size as your frames, then arrange them on your wall with sticky tape. This lets you play with positioning before you put up adhesive hooks on your wall.
Step 5: Spacing is key
Keep the spacing between frames regular for a stylish look, or with one or two bigger gaps for a quirkier feel.
BONUS: Add a personal touch
To make your wall truly unique, you can add some family portrait photos to your montage. The nifty FUJIFLM instax SHARE SP-3 allows you to print high-resolution pictures taken from either a camera or even a smartphone instantly via a SHARE app. Expect crisp and clear photos (like those you develop at a professional printing service) that are worthy to be displayed on your wall.
The FUJIFILM instax SHARE SP-3 comes in black and white. It is available at FUJIFILM authorised dealers. The Limited Edition Package costs $329 and also includes the instax SQUARE Film, instax SQUARE Picture Book and instax SQUARE Film Box. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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Text: Bauer / Additional Reporting: Elizabeth Liew / Photos: Pexels