DIY projects are a great way to have some creative fun and make your home look better at the same time. Check out these picture wall ideas for your home.
Are your photos trapped on your phone? These days, it’s easy to get pictures printed off, but many people don’t bother taking that step. And since those pictures aren’t hanging on their walls, things wind up looking sterile.
If your home could use a personal touch, a picture wall can really be a great way to accomplish that.
A picture wall doesn’t have to be something you agonize over or shell out a bunch of money for. It can be a simple, fun DIY project to tackle one weekend!
To get you started, here are some picture wall ideas that we just love.
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This hallway gallery wall is great because it’s so elegant.
The varying sizes of frames, as well as the circular frame in the corner, allow for a nice variety in the design.
The eye is immediately drawn to the bright pink of the painting, since it pops easily against the monochrome of the rest of the wall. It provides a great focal point.
The large M is also a great, personal touch. It breaks up the expected layout of a picture wall and adds a little extra flair.
Ultimately, though, everything is tied together by the theme of black and white frames. While the frames are predominantly black, a lot of the pictures are set against a white background.
This creates a sort of unity in the wall, and from what we see of the banister, it seems to match the home perfectly!
A family affair.
This family picture wall is a beautiful, simple thing!
The mismatching frames give it a vintage, found look. This would be easy and cheap to recreate in your own home! All you’d have to do is repurpose old frames or pick some up at a thrift shop.
Since the pictures were all taken in the same shoot, they match. This effect is actually enhanced by the mismatching frames!
We love how the simple, understated accents at the bottom add to the cozy feel of this display.
This picture wall lets the pictures take control!
Picture wall ideas like these are best for professional shoots or other things where the pictures are art all on their own.
A picture’s worth 1000 words.
This picture wall is unique because of a key thing: there’s only one picture!
This family picture is surrounded by artwork, both framed and unframed. Even though the picture is small, it is accented well and given a lovely feel.
In this wall, there’s a recurring motif of deer and growing up, suggesting a family hunting trip that will be remembered for years to come.
If you have a picture that’s near and dear to your heart, consider picture wall ideas like this one.
Accentuating a single picture with a bunch of artwork may cost a bit more in the long run, depending on what fits with your theme.
But it can be a great piece for your home that shows your dedication and artistic flair.
Every time you look at it, your eye is drawn to something new. The occasional square picture in a round frame, the recurring S motif, even the light switch, and thermostat seem to be part of the grand plan!
We love how this wall looks carefree and meticulously planned all at once.
The fact that it’s on a stairwell really lends to its asymmetrical, rule-breaker vibe. Because stair walls aren’t perfectly square like most, they’re a really fun place for picture walls.
The fact that the pictures and frames are all black and white keep this wall from getting too out of control.
Picture walls like this are a great project for people with too many pictures to choose from!
A perfect square.
For people looking for a neater look, this picture wall provides perfect inspiration!
On the surface, it seems to be very simple. Pictures are set around a large rectangular “FAMILY” sign, creating a clean look.
But as you look closer, you see all the little details. The two circular frames in the top corner. The tall, skinny frame that fills in the gaps. The little key along the bottom.
This picture wall will have guests turning back to admire all of the little details compact into such a neat space.
These pictures are fit together so neatly, like puzzle pieces! We love how organized it makes everything look.
We also love how the brown photo frames perfectly match both the couch and the shelves on either side. They even match the brown spots on the dog!
This is the perfect picture wall idea for the type of person who can’t stand clutter, even when it’s artistic.
A bright idea.
Most of these picture wall ideas have been singular projects. They’re the sort of thing that you do for a weekend and then never touch again.
But what if you want a wall that you can constantly update and change? What if you want this project to grow and evolve along with you?
A picture wall like one of these may be your answer.
This is a very simple project. All it requires is some string lights and some clothes pins! Use the pins to attach simple, unframed pictures to the lights.
This is great because it allows you to add or swap out pictures whenever the mood strikes you.
If you’re looking for something that’s whimsical and fun, this is the perfect kind of DIY picture wall for you!
This example used instant camera pictures, but pictures printed out from your phone would look just as great.
Got enough picture wall ideas?
These projects are fun—and contagious!
So once you’re done with your picture wall, you might find yourself itching for another DIY project.
What else can you do for your home?
If you want to figure out what you can do next, check out all of our DIY projects. We’ll keep you busy for a long time to come with our fun ideas!