Broke Decor: How To Create a Wall Collage

Posted May 15, 2013 by in Decor

    

Wall collages are super trendy at the moment. They can give your home that “I paid for an interior designer” feel, without actually having to hire one. And believe it or not, they aren’t pricey!

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Unfortunately, many people are scared of them because they look difficult — but they aren’t! Below are a few tips so you can start hanging:

1. Figure out the look you’re going for

If you want a “put together look” like the image above, definitely get all your work framed. I recommend going to a thrift store, as they usually have an over-load of frames. You might also find a few pictures or painting less than $10 that you’ll want to add to your colleciton!

If you want an edgy look, hang your photos up with letter clips.

2. Figure out what you want displayed

Gather all of your favorite paintings, photos and posters. If you don’t have much, I recommend going to Graphic Fairy and printing some out. It cost me only $20 to get over 15 images printed out in color at Fedex!

In order to get that wall collage look, you’re going to need to hang up at least three items.

3. Gather your supplies

  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Small Letter Clips
  • Large Letter Clips
  • Leveler for framed images

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4. Collage them on a floor first

Once you’ve gathered all of your supplies, start collaging them how you think you want them on your wall…on your floor. That way there won’t be any surprises and¬†unnecessary holes in the wall once you start hanging them up.

I recommend you start in the middle and work your way out. My middle piece was a heart mirror I got from Ikea a few years back. Once that was in place, I built my collage around it.

This is a rough draft and will most likely take a while since you’ll keep rearranging everything until the fit is perfect.

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5. Hang them up

You might want a friend to help you with this, especially if you’re standing on a ladder or chair.

6. Final look

This is the final look of my living room wall collage! I decided to use a lot of images in order to add color since we’re aren’t allowed to paint.

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Do you have a wall collage in your home? Submit your photos to hey@brokeandchic.com for a possible feature!