EXPRESS YOURSELF! HANG A GALLERY WALL

01 February 2015

 ‘Using your walls is an easy way to show off who you are and what you love,’ says IKEA decoration range communicator Anna Ohlin. ‘You can create a collage out of anything, from family photos to patterns you like – and add to it or change it whenever you like, to reflect the true you.’  

Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor. Close up of woman laying out picture to frame on floor.

‘Choose the best frame and mount for each piece and lay them out on the floor.’

Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame. Close up of woman putting backing board on to RIBBA frame.

‘There’s no rush to start hanging straight away – play around with the arrangement on the floor until it feels right. Keep hold of your backing papers – you’ll  need them to arrange your design on the wall later.’

View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame. View of woman attaching the fittings to back of RIBBA picture frame.

‘Once you’re happy with the layout, get your frames ready for hanging by attaching the fixings.’  

View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall. View of woman laying out arrangement of RIBBA frames on floor before hanging on the wall.

‘If you love handicrafts, mix in your own creations with inherited or collected work to create your gallery. It’s a lovely way to feel connected to a tradition’ 

Anna Ohlin, decoration range communicator

View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall. View of woman pinning backing paper from RIBBA frame to wall.

‘Use the frame backing papers to mark everything out on the wall. Make your biggest frame the focal point of your collection and build from there.’

View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames. View of woman marking out design on wall with backing paper from RIBBA frames.

‘Move left and right, up and down from your focal frame. If you want to create a jigsaw effect, place the frames snugly against each other on the wall.’ 

View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall. View of woman standing back to look at design marked out with backing paper from RIBBA frames on wall.

‘Keep standing back as you go, making sure you’re happy with the overall shape and mix of frames.’

Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture. Close up of woman measuring each frame to find the hanging point of each picture.

‘Measure each frame against its backing paper to find the hanging point of each. Mark this on the wall.’

Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall. Close up woman hammering nail into wall to hang pictures for gallery wall.

‘Hammer the nail into the wall on the marked spot. Position your hand towards the bottom of the hammer for the best leverage.’

View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight. View of woman hanging RIBBA picture frame to wall. Use spirit level to check it is straight.

‘Hang each frame, using a spirit level to get it exactly straight. Once you’ve done this, stand back and check the overall effect again.’

‘Enjoy your creation! A framed collection of pictures or things you love creates a nice spot to sit and relax. Add a bench or chair to make an inspirational corner.’