Decorate with pictures

Pictures on the walls make it cosy and give the rooms a personal touch. Not only the motifs are important, but also the placement and arrangement. These great tips help with the wall design with pictures.

Effect of pictures

Pictures change the effect of a room. They can stimulate, calm, surprise and more. As a small rule of thumb, a few large pictures tend to have a calming effect. With many small pictures a room appears more alive. You can find a lot of pictures and inspiration for your walls at

Different motifs provide variety. However, the overall result is more harmonious if a red thread runs through a group of pictures. These can be similarities in theme, colour, format, frame or art style.

Picture frames also influence the effect of the picture. It seems balanced when the material and colour of the framing are also found in the interior, but this is not a must. Coloured frames or coloured passe-partouts can additionally highlight motifs. Timeless and actually always suitable are black and white frames. An abstract picture in an ornate frame? Yes, because even contrasts can be a great effect. And it also works without a frame. Ultimately, it’s your own taste and the desired effect that decide this question.

Tips for arrangement

Let yourself be inspired by our tips for arrangement or visit the louvre or the tate britain.

order in chaos

Exact alignment is not necessarily important here. With the so-called Petersburg Hängung, as many pictures as possible in different formats and framings are closely connected. The name derives from the fact that citizens of St. Petersburg used to present their wealth and possessions in this way. Those who don’t like it to be so confused can, for example, create more peace with uniform formats.

edge to edge

In edge hanging, the wall paintings are arranged along an imaginary line and hung on edge. Either the upper or lower edge of the pictures is aligned with this line. Two rows of pictures are beautiful, whereby an imaginary centre line serves as orientation. The upper picture row is aligned with the lower edge of this line, the lower picture row with the upper edge. The distances between the images should always be the same. The image formats can vary. If all pictures are uniformly framed or unframed, this results in a great effect.

always one after the other

Whether horizontal or vertical, with the classic row hanging, the pictures are placed in a row on a straight line. Pictures in the same format are perfect for this arrangement. If there are different sizes, then align the upper or lower edge of the pictures with this line, as in the case of edge hanging. Or an original solution: Align the image centers with the line.

hang in the center

Hanged individually on the wall, a picture becomes the focal point of the wall design. In this way its full effect can unfold. Your own taste determines format and framing. This is because it is all about skilfully staging your favourite picture.

stay in the grid

With grid suspension, the images are arranged according to a strict geometric scheme. For example, four pictures in two rows or nine pictures in three rows below each other. It is important to hang the pictures at exact intervals on edges and to maintain an even distribution. This only works if format and framing are uniform.

divided into three parts

A triptych describes a picture consisting of three individual parts. The motif is distributed over the three parts. Large-format motifs are particularly suitable for this. So that the picture connection does not get lost when hanging up, the individual elements should be hung up if possible on a line and with small distance. Such a divided picture can also be made by yourself. For example, cut an art print into three parts with a sharp cutter and hang the individual elements together.

turned off

You can do it without holes in the walls. On a picture bar different pictures can be put down and exchanged fast again: A simple and flexible solution.

become creative

There are many other decorative possibilities. Group images into geometric shapes, such as circles or rectangles. Or arrange multiple images around a corner. Let your creativity run wild.

Good preparation is everything

The easiest way to choose the perfect arrangement is to first position the pictures on the floor and try them out. Once the perfect arrangement has been found, the distances between the images are measured and transferred to the wall. Those who are not yet one hundred percent sure can cut paper or cardboard into the formats of the pictures and first carefully fix them to the wall with adhesive strips. Thus, the arrangement can be viewed directly on the wall. The positioning on the walls can also be tried out with masking tape. Before doing so, test in an inconspicuous place whether the masking tape can also be removed without leaving any residue.

Not to forget – the suspensions

  • The suspension is the A and O for wall paintings. Depending on the product and size, our murals already have a suspension device with one or two hangers pre-assembled.
  • So they are ready to hang. And with our invisible spacers many products get a great free-floating look.
  • Whether the suspension is carried out with nails, screws or hooks depends entirely on the weight of the products and the condition of the wall. Posters can be fixed with adhesive devices or require a frame.
  • Our self-adhesive wall paintings can be attached without any holes in the walls. They are easy to hang up and can be removed and fixed elsewhere without leaving any residue.

Important tools are a spirit level and a measuring tape. Especially with several pictures, it is easy to notice when they hang crooked. Precise measurement ensures that the arrangement is perfect.