How to Decorate Your Wall Using IKEA Picture Frames

Right after we booked our new apartment, I already started searching the web for wall collage ideas. My vision was to have a small ‘gallery’ of black and white photographs in one area of the room. However, the more I browsed for inspiration, the more I got confused! Just take a look at these creative ideas below and you’ll understand why. 🙂


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Different colors of NYTTJA frames, from IKEA website

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Moving on, I finally decided on how I will decorate my wall so I dropped by IKEA Dubai Festival City to shop for picture frames. I settled on using NYTTJA frames because 1) They are lightweight. 2) They come in different colors and sizes. 3) They are affordable.

I also bought a white ‘LOVE’ picture frame (AED 12 only) from Day To Day shopping center to serve as centerpiece/focal point.

And since I didn’t want to do any drillings, I used mounting squares for all the frames.

Tip: It is important to make sure that the frames are not too heavy. Otherwise, the tape won’t be able to hold them in place for a long time.

Here are the things I used:


Things you’ll need

Photographs. I only selected which photos to display right after I bought the frames because I wanted to make sure I’d print them in the correct size and orientation. This means less ink and less paper wasted.

After framing the photos, I laid them all on the floor to plan and finalize the best layout.

Tip: Remember to consider the following 1) size & color of frames, 2)space between each photos, 3) balance and coherence.

A lot of adjustments and repositioning later, I ended up choosing between these two layouts:


Layout #1


Layout # 2

Layout # 2 won because it got more votes from the family. lol! Seriously, I chose the latter because it gives emphasis to the white frames without compromising the black ones. It also shows more symmetry and design. 🙂

I took a picture of the final layout and stuck mounting squares behind every corner of each frame. I made sure that there was enough tape specially for the bigger frames.

Tip: Take a picture of every layout (specially the final one) so you have reference when deciding and mounting the frames on the wall.

Without further ado, here’s the final product…

A wall collage of my favorite photographs with people close to my heart 🙂




My very own wall collage using IKEA picture frames

Best part? This project only costs less than AED 100. 🙂

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