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Picture wall + a how to guide

October 14, 2014
Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

I promised you pictures of my new picture wall – so here we go!

After shuffling prints around for the last year, I finally decided to commit and hang them on the wall. I can still change the prints in the frames from time to time (and God knows I will), but for now I have settled on a constellation – and I like it! It’s a big wall so there are many big prints in between. After having a more minimalistic set up for the last year, this feels good.

For info and links on all the prints – please check below.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling Photo wall via that nordic feeling

My best advice for making your own picture wall:

  • Don’t be afraid of big prints. A big cluster of small prints easily looks messy. Mix it up.
  • Don’t be afraid to go big. Use a whole wall like I did or a big portion of one to make a statement.
  • Think about the colours on the prints. Decide on a solid base like black, white and grey and use a few complementary colours to add a pop.
  • If you prefer a more colourful look, decide on a base colour like yellow and go from there – let the yellow be the thing that ties the prints together. If you use too many colours you risk an outcome that looks like a rainbow threw up on your wall.
  • I chose an asymmetrical look for my wall. I like things that have personality and sticks out. It gives the finished look an edge and I love how you can play with shapes and the whole length of the wall.
  • If you prefer a more neat look make sure the outline of the prints make a square.

Figuring out how to hang the frames is the most tricky part. I laid out all my frames on the floor and moved them around until I was happy with the result. Then – and first then – did I put nails in the wall. Use a spirit level on each and every photo to make sure it is straight. If you are anything like me a crooked picture will drive you crazy :) (All my frames are straight, although the angle in some of the photos make some of them look crocked.)

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Night and Day poster by ByBak (edit: no longer sold) in frames from I LOVE MY TYPE.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Frame from MOEBE and print by Annemette Klit found here.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Print and frame from I LOVE MY TYPE – check this post for more info.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling

Flowerpot lamp by &Tradition and KBNHVN print by VISSEVASSE.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling
Helmut Newton print from Fotografiska, Racoon by Silke Bonde and Girl with Ballon by Thomine & Artfellow.

Photo wall via that nordic feeling
From right to left: Ballerina from Walnut Street (check this post), Feather print by Annemette Klit found here, Let it go by Bodie and Fou (check this post), leaves print by Pernille Folcarelli, Paolo Roversi print by Fotografiska, Night and Day print (info above), Andy Warhol print from Moderna Musseet in Sweden (You can’t buy the print online – they only sell it at the museum shop due to copy right) and I LOVE MY TYPE print (info above).

Do you like my new photo wall? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Happy Tuesday x

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    Reply rachelsanghee October 14, 2014 at 10:36

    This is so lovely :) Great job and a great inspiration post! I’m always nervous when it comes to big posters but I agree, they do make a huge difference. Thanks for the tips!

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 14, 2014 at 12:41

      Thanks Rachel! I understand what you mean with the big prints, but in my experience (and oppinion) the big prints work well on a photo wall. Too many small ones look messy – the big ones add calmness and consistency.
      You’re very welcome! :)

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    Reply Elisa October 14, 2014 at 13:50

    Looks very cosy and nice! Where is your cupboards from?

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    Reply Anu October 14, 2014 at 22:15

    Love your picture wall! I have still a work to do with mine. I’m afraid I have some kind of phobia about making holes into a solid white wall – what else it can be that I postpone hanging things on my wall :)

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 17, 2014 at 11:19

      I know what you mean – and I have a great tip for that. Keep an eye on the blog later today :)

      And thank you – I am very happy with the result :)

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    Reply camillabielski October 19, 2014 at 11:32

    Hej Rikke, hvor stammer det hvide møblement som du har under din fotovæg fra? :)

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 19, 2014 at 11:44

      Søg på ‘storage’, så finder du et indlæg med svar :)

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