Create a simple wall art collage

I have a lot of art hanging on the walls, so much so that I have had to create collages to show them all off. This for some, can be tricky; positioning them all in the right place can feel daunting.

I personally do it by eye, but below I have added a short video showing you some basics for creating a simple wall collage.

Here is my lounge with large retro prints.

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

And Herbie’s bedroom wall with a collage of vintage H letters.

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Kitty has lots of prints in her room, mainly framed 1970s greeting cards. I have mixed them with other cute items such as her pink fabric heart which we bought for her on her first birthday.

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog in a girls room

I love a vintage plate, and have 3 collages in the kitchen/dining room/family space at the back of the house. I have mixed them in with frames, a chopping board and even a frying pan – all items with a great design on.

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog: plates

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog with Cathrineholm

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Finally, here are my top tips to create a wall art collage.

  1. Lay your composition out on the floor first to see how it looks before you get the hammer and nails out
  2. Maybe cut out the same shapes and sizes from old newspaper and stick these to the walls with low tac tape first to see if it works.
  3. Position your pictures close together on the wall so the gaps aren’t too big
  4. Try and use frames that are both portrait and landscape to break up the composition.
  5. Try and add extras to again add interest. An easy way is to add plate or ceramics which give different textures too.

 

Good Luck and do share your photos!

Kate x

p.s. Are you thinking of Christmas yet? Maybe it is a bit too soon, especially as the sun has come out again. Anyhow, check out my e-book “Style Your Vintage Party- Christmas” for ideas, must have buys, DIY tutorials and some lovely vintage!

 

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