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8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall

We are continuously accumulating more and more photos on our phones, computers, tablets, etc. There is currently a worldwide photo fever which no one can escape and for sure you too have a lot of snapshots that you like but do not know how to hang up so that they look nice in your home. In this OneHowTo article we give you different ideas that will illustrate 8 creative ways to hang photos on the wall, so you can fill your walls with memories and, more importantly, with great taste! Read on and discover how.

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Wreath photos

One of the most fun and creative ways to hang photos on the wall is to position them as if they were wreaths, those decorations that we hang for birthday parties or celebrations to give a room a festive feel. To hang your photos like this you only have find some thick string or hemp string (as it has more stability than other materials) and hang its tips from the ceiling or the walls. It must be have curvature if you want an effect like that in the image, or straight if you prefer a more sober style.

Once you have the strings hanging we proceed by placing the photos. To do this you only have to get clothes pegs (these can be colored plastic or if you prefer they can be made of wood) and hang your favorite images along the string. As you can see, it is very simple to make and the result is great.

8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall - Wreath photos
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Hang children's pictures

If you have children you will love the idea that we propose next for sure. This is to follow your child's growth by marking on the wall his or her increasing centimeters or inches and with each annotation add a picture of your child. In this way you will not only see how much he or she grows but also the physical changes that happen as the months and years pass.

For this idea you just need a piece of cloth of a particular color (brown, black, etc.) and to hang it on the wall vertically, as you can see in the image below. Then you have to should measure your son or daughter and set the pictures on each side, right and left, to see their change.

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Framed photos

Another original way to hang photos is by using a frame but this should not be any given frame, what we want is a picture frame, a large and wide frame with room for more than one photo inside it. Like so you will get a result like that of the image, a wonderful idea to exhibit various snapshots in a unique way.

To do this you only need to get hold of a large picture frame and on the upper part attach some string thick enough to mount it on the wall with. Then you will have to run some hemp string (as said in the first section) and glue this to the ends of the chosen frame. When these are tense you only need to hang the pictures with clothes pegs and they will look great.

8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall - Framed photos
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Photos with fun shapes

Another way to hang photos in an original way is to bring together different images and place them together in a way that they form a certain shape. For example, you can have them glued to one another following the shape of a heart (as you can see in the picture) or you can choose to give them a circular shape, a star, a smiley face, and so on.

For the end result to look exact at OneHowTo we recommend that before you start gluing the pictures to the wall you draw the shape gently with a pencil, then you only have to fill in the shape with images overlapping each other to achieve this result.

8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall - Photos with fun shapes
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Photos on hangers

The idea that we will give next is suitable for both children's rooms and other spaces in your home, for example, the entrance hall, corridor, dressing room, etc. It is a super simple idea consisting of hanging different clothes hangers from the wall using nails.

When you have the hangers in place you have to hang the photos using the hangers' own pincers. If you do not have hangers with pincers you can hang some wire or hemp string and attach the photos to this, if you use clothes pegs directly of the hangers they will likely break.

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Pictures that tell a story

Now we propose a different way to hang photos. The difference lies not in the way we hang them but in the order and composition of these; indeed, all selected photos must have some relationship and together they create a story. Each photograph will add something to the joint image that the pictures create, so it is a very visual way to create a story of your life or of a particular day in your life that you want to remember.

To do this, you only have to choose the images you want to be part of your story and place these very close to each other to create a decorative object and a linear narrative. Try to keep them logical and well framed so to achieve something similar to the result we propose in the image.

8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall - Pictures that tell a story
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Mosaic form

If you have photos of different sizes you can also decorated a space in good taste, looking like a mosaic. For this it is imperative that you use different photo frames that you can hang directly on the wall you have chosen and where you want these images to go.

Then you will have to place the photos in a way that has these different sizes interspersed but where the outline is perfectly framed. Thus, it will be an aesthetically very visual result and will also give a different touch to your chosen wall.

8 Creative Ways to Hang Photos on the Wall - Mosaic form
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Photographs on shelves

A trend that is becoming increasingly in vogue is to no longer hang frames and instead place these on shelves, like books. It is an idea that is spreading as it is very practical and, moreover, the result looks very good.

To do this you only have to select one or two free home shelves and place on them the frames with photographs. No hanging, simply lean them against the wall so they do not fall. The result is spectacular!

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