Asked on Jun 27, 2017

What's the best way to layout pictures and da large wall?

Pan11002141Norris720Linda Albert


- tall ceilings, highest point about 20ft (see picture)
- roofline causes extra angles to deal with
- would like a mix of large and small pictures, as well as some other decorative pieces
Blank wall
7 answers
  • Cynthia
    on Jun 27, 2017

    Cut pieces of paper the sizes of your art and arrange on the floor until you have an arrangement you like
  • Ana Bacallao
    Ana Bacallao
    on Jun 27, 2017

    I have a picture wall (not tall like yours) but my brother helped me layout the paintings. We used the floor in front of the wall to come up with a pleasing arrangement and then proceeded to hang them up one by one.
  • Janey B.
    Janey B.
    on Jun 27, 2017

    I laid mine out on the floor as well when I moved my first time. Then I moved a second time and decided that i would just start hanging. It was amazing how it just came together and I have small and large pictures and a Couple accent pieces, a couple mirrors of different shapes and sizes and that kind of thing. Dont work too hard at it. Just so what you feel and it will look beautiful!
  • Cindy
    on Jun 27, 2017

    Hello Kate. I agree with with Ana. Lay your pictures and art work on the floor and move them around until you find the arrangement you want. Then hang them up. Hope this helps. Good luck.
  • Linda Albert
    Linda Albert
    on Jun 27, 2017

    Cut out paper bags, same size as your pictures. Label them, and tape them to the walls, til you get the layout you will like. Works for me!
  • Norris720
    on Jun 27, 2017

    START in the middle of the wall with your attention getter. Then build around that art/picture. Your done when you hang the last piece of art/picture.
  • Pan11002141
    on Feb 5, 2018

    Looks like your wall is too big and irregular for the floor method to work, and the paper bags are almost as much work as the real thing on a tall wall. So I would use some drawing software to create a to-scale drawing of your wall. Then take screenshots of your art and objects and place them where you want and move them around until you get an arrangement you like. Print a copy of the design an use it for your reference when hanging the real thing.
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