Photos make our homes really feel like home. But there’s a trick to making it work so they look like a harmonious collection instead of like random clutter.
Step 1: Choose a consistent organizing principle by keeping all your frames the same color and the matte size uniform. Another idea: Print the photos in black-and-white
Step 2: Arrange frames on kraft paper on the floor, largest in the center, keeping a distance of two to three inches between them. Trace each with a pencil.
Step 3: Tack the paper to the wall and hammer nails directly through it for perfect placement; leave two to five inches between the collage and any doorjambs
Step 4: Hang scenic, airier shots up high, mix light and dark shots, and keep all eyes—whether they’re human or giraffe—facing the center to create a sense of balance