6 easy photo wall ideas you can DIY this weekend

These super simple photo wall ideas will inspired you to get starting your next DIY project...

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Looking for DIY photo wall ideas? Well, you are in luck because gallery walls and picture displays are our forte, and one of our fave ways to add colour, pattern and interest to a room. Yep, we have hung a fair few picture walls in our time, so we thought we would impart some of our wisdom so you can start off your DIY project this weekend.

Keep reading for some really easy looks and ideas that you could copy to create your own photo wall this weekend. Make sure you check out our feature on how to display photos for loads more tips and ideas. 

1. Update your staircase with a picture wall 

Staircase with gallery wall

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

Hallways, staircases and landings often get ignored when it comes to decoration – they are very practical areas that often are quite small so it seems like an obvious choice to keep them quite plain and simple. Gallery walls, however, work so well in these areas because they add colour and personality without taking up any floor space. For more hallways ideas check out our feature. 

2. Keep things simple by hanging in threes 

Dining area with statement seating in a kitchen extension


(Image credit: Malcolm Menzies)

Photo wall ideas needn't always be about large gallery walls, you can keep things simple by just hanging three larger prints. If you like a clean, more organised look pick out some large frames and prints and hang them in a straight line – you still add some interest to a room but just in a more effortless way. 

3. Use picture ledges to create a photo wall

Yellow sofa with artwork on shelves

(Image credit: Loaf.com sofa)

If you are renting, or just don't want to drill a ton of holes into your walls, picture ledges are a great way to get loads of images on a wall with just a couple of holes. You can layer up pictures and photos to create a very similar effect to a gallery wall, especially if you plan your design and hand more than one picture ledge. 

4. Mix and match styles and prints 

Homesense x Lisa Dawson

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We love the look of this gallery wall because it mixes so many different styles and prints and photos. For us, the best kind of photo display has a real mix of textures, and different prints from different sources. For example, a really contemporary quote print, on the wall nice to an old paint is a great look. 

This is the living room of Lisa Dawson, queen of gallery walls, so make sure you go and take a full tour of her home

5. Be creative with where you hang a photo wall

Children's playroom with colourful walls and toys

(Image credit: Fiona Murray)

A photo wall doesn't always have to hang on a wall. Get creative with where you can hang prints and photos. This playroom is a great example of using a space that would otherwise go unused and unnoticed. 

6. Paint the wall to make more of a feature 

Make your gallery wall stand out even more by painting the wall behind it. This could just be in one colour to complement the prints you have chosen, or you could copy this idea from Dulux and create a colour block design for your display to sit on top of. 

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