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Casa Quickie: Hanging Frames Within a Box

Hanging artwork salon style is too chaotic for some decorators. But, that doesn't mean you have to resort to leveling frames side by side. Instead, you can mix up the size and shape of your frames, but frame them within a box. For instance, here, 10 photographs were hung within a rectangle at the Room & Board store, but their widths and heights vary. In addition to the rectangular shape the frames build, a near-uniform distance between each frame helps to keep everything looking tidy. Just get a pencil and pad, and prepare to do some math before you hammer any nails. If your artwork is already framed, you'll have to measure it and play around with the arrangements to find the perfect layout. If not, you'll have more flexibility, as you can adjust the matte and frame measurements to fit a layout you prefer.

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pkswede pkswede 8 years
Check out different ideas and ways for making a collage
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
This look is popular, but it's not my style.
katedavis katedavis 8 years
I did this in my bedroom with frames from Target and black and white pics I took. I <3 Target!
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I think that looks great. I've been wanting to do it on one of the walls in my bedroom, but maybe with more eclectic frames like some of the other posters mentioned. That will be my project when I get back from my vacation in May--I'll have some great photos to put up then!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I like that look alot, especially with the black and white.
emalove emalove 8 years
I like it, but it's not very creative.
jopenopy jopenopy 8 years
I love the IDEA... but i would prefer different sized frames to fit the size of each picture. You could still create a larger shape with the small frames. :)
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
I love the way this looks! I hate math but I guess I'll do it in the name of decorating.
donnellyaa donnellyaa 8 years
I have a large arrangement of random items on a wall - from frames, to mirrors, to a large silver "A." I found that by tracing each item onto scrap paper and cutting out the shape I could tape the scrap paper to the wall and perfect the arrangement before I made any holes. Then simply nail the holes through the paper and replace the paper with the item. Easy way to get it right the first time!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I love this idea.
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