Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

How to Arrange Several Small Frames on a Wall

Decorating a blank wall doesn’t have to mean purchasing a huge piece of square art and calling it a day.  You can often create a much cooler look with smaller frames for a lot less money.  Here’s what I did on the blank wall above my bed:

Nighty night!

I bought the frames at IKEA (large frames were $1.99 each and the smaller ones were $3.99 for a package of 2).  I wasn’t a big fan of the bright colors, so I just covered the frames with scraps of felt I had in my scrapbook stuff.  Inside I put all of my favorite quotes about nighttime, sleeping, and dreaming.  It’s simple, cost effective, and adds dimension.

In my living room I have 4 bookcases, 2 tall ones and 2 short ones…so there’s a lot of wall space above the two shorter cases (they go tall, short, short, tall).  So instead of hanging a square frame in a square space, I hung 9 square frames!  I used up a bunch of my scrapbook stuff and did one page for each of my favorite books, including quotes and images.  The only things I had to buy were the frames…which equaled about $45.00 for all 9 of them.  Not too shabby when you compare it with a $400.00 art print.

My favorite books!

Included in the collage are (from left to right, starting at the top):  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables, Peter Pan, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the stories of Hans Christian Andersen, the poetry of Maya Angelou, UNDECIDED (still need to fill this one!), and Harry Potter.

There are also some really cool ideas of how to arrange frames online.  Just Google “frame collage” and get ready to be inspired.

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