Decorating the wall with photos 2022: 26 trending styles

Decorating walls with photos is a common decoration resource that I love. However, between doing it in a balanced and beautiful way to making a messy hodgepodge, there is only one step. If you want to decorate the wall with photos for 2022, there can be as many formulas and tastes as there are people, but in this article I propose several alternatives that work 👌 I repeat, these are examples and not all, but I would like you to keep the main ideas to put together your own design. And if after reviewing these 23 ideas you have doubts about which frame to use for your photos, I propose 10 cheap frames to frame them .


1. Fine wooden frames

I have chosen this first photo because it is one of my favorite styles to order photos on the wall. On a smooth white wall, the minimalism and warmth provided by fine wooden frames result in a Nordic style and highlight the power of photos. For the effect to be even more powerful, choose some photos of your trips in black and white. Beaches, seas or horizons are very good options as seen in the photo. How about? 🏖️

Decorate with landscape photos with wooden frames
Via: Instagram by @villastyling

2. Maximalist corner for the passage of the stairs

Maximalism is a return to the past -to our grandparents’ houses- that must be well understood. It is not worth anything since it can become an epic fail . One of the possibilities that fits into a maximalist style is to keep the same line of photos . In this design, they are drawings of plants, birds or objects -without background- on a white background. In addition, the combination of two colors that complement each other perfectly, such as gold and black, highlight its content. The corner of a staircase, as a concept of ‘dead’ space, is a good place to dare with maximalism 🪜

Maximalist style to decorate a staircase with photos
Via: Hub Stairs

3. Decorate with magazine cover photos

Old covers are always perfect for occupying important places in the world of design. Its vintage style that does not expire adds a touch of unmistakable style to a wall. Decorating with magazine covers , of course all with the same size, is ideal for creating a most stylish corner in your home. I think it’s great for a reading corner or an office! 👨‍💻

Decorate with magazine cover photos
Via: Decorpad

4. Photos on shelves

If you are looking for a comfortable way to decorate your house with photos, this is yours. Placing a string of photos with their frames on some shelves does not require more fixings. As you may have already noticed from the rest of the styles, keeping the same tonality in the photos seems key to achieving a pleasant effect in the decoration. I warn you, there is also room for color, but it is true that black and white are less oppressive colors when it comes to small spaces 🤔

Decorate with photos on shelves on the sofa
Via: Time for Fashion

5. Large format split into several frames

You will see that I have chosen several large format photos during the article. The large format is a resource that, in addition to its comfort -it only requires thinking about a photo-, generates an impact on the eye proportional to its size. For this reason, not just any photo is worth it, but a beautiful photo is enough to fill an environment or room. I, who am a fan of maps , have been blown away by this composition. With a series of frames of the same style and size, you can cut the photo into as many pieces as frames you want to put. This is the result ⬇ A blast, right? 🗺️

Photos of maps in the same tonality
Via. Geogragift

This effect to decorate the wall with photos this 2022 can be done with other elements . For example, the leaves of plants and their green that I like so much, give a super special touch to work spaces and on top of the desk 🌻

Photos of large plants on top of the desk
Via: My Decoration

6. Decorate with photos around a decorative map

This combination of travel photos around the profile of a map seems amazing to me. The world map is metallic and is purchased. The photos represent trips to different parts of the world. In addition to being evocative, it is a great way to summarize the best moments of your escapades around the world. The homogeneity of the style and the beautiful visual impact is achieved through the black of the frames, just like the metallic black of the world map 🌍

Photos around a map
Via: Neodolce

Instead of around the map, you can spread out the photos inside the map . I like the first option better, but if your idea is something more casual, the one below is a very suitable option for second rooms or youth bedrooms.

Decorate with photos inside a map
Via: Contemporist

7. Photos to the ground! No need for nails

Lowering the photos to the ground is a somewhat dangerous idea. And I’m not talking about the fact that you can kick it or move the sofa, fall and break, that too. I mean, an overdose of photos on the ground can give you the opposite feeling: absolute disaster instead of controlled modernity. Eye! I think it’s a very stylish idea if done right. To achieve this, I recommend that you choose your photos very well and that you practice less is more 🖼️

Photos on the floor without hanging
Via: Instagram by @theposterclub

8. New styles to decorate with photos: hang them with washi tape

Teenager’s desk? No! Desk with a lot of style and very original. I do not recommend using this method of decorating with photos with washi tape for elegant rooms such as the living room or the headboard of the bed. Yes, for the desk area or the kitchen, more casual environments where practicality should prevail 👌 This composition could have been made by a person who is crazy about trends because it meets all their requirements. Fashion, inspiring messages, the Pantone and of course, the Eiffel Tower, the most photographed monument in the world.

Photos hung with washi tape
Via: Norske Interior Blogger

9. Decoration with photos of celebrities

Do you recognize any of the faces in the photo? If you have a certain adolescent spirit and you don’t want to be tacky using the typical posters, I recommend this format to decorate the wall with photos. Choose portraits of your favorite celebrities or artists , convert them to black and white (although you will probably already find them like this) and print them at the same size to place them in equal frames with a black frame. I imagine a corner of the house where you listen to your songs or watch your favorite movies and in front of it, this museum of celebrities . So much! 🤩

Photos of celebrities: wall decoration
Via: Archzine

10. Wide photo frames to decorate the wall

I admit that wide frames are not my favorite style. Possibly, because in small or medium photos, they take away the prominence of the photo and I really like photography. However, the effect that wide frame formats create is powerful. Mix several complementary colors (blue and gold for example) and you will get a very attractive wall 😉

Wide frames to decorate with photos

11. Photos hung with rope on the wall

Rustic ways to hang photos will never go out of style. Being a very easy formula to replace photos (they are hung with tweezers on a rope), it has the advantage of being able to build a living corner in which we change them from time to time 🪢 For the same reason and to avoid creating a hodgepodge of images, I propose you to create this space of photos on the same moment or theme. As a review of those moments that you want to show or not forget. Do you want another super cool idea? Here we leave you a tutorial on how to make a frame to hang photos with rope , you are going to love it!

Pictures on the wall hanging with rope
Via: See you beautiful

12. Lights and photos

Did you like the previous idea? For many of you I know that you would like more with a more special touch. Therefore, this idea is going to enchant you. In any store you can find garlands of lights of the meters that you like. You can hang them on your wall with nails and a hammer, and hang your photos with tweezers. Look how cute they are on top of the bed! 💡

Decorate with photos the wall 2022 with lights and rope


13. Photos in giant format to decorate a wall

The large format, as I have already said above, has many advantages. This idea to decorate the wall with photos this 2022 will leave you speechless. The main one, which fills a wall. To escape from black and white -which, on the other hand, always looks so good-, I have chosen a giant photo of the sea. On a white wall, it creates a beautiful and very inspiring effect. Big frame + big photo = Very powerful impact 💣

Photo in giant format to decorate the wall
Via: Etsy

If a wall in your house is split in half by a door, you can use two large twin frames. I only recommend it for large stays . Otherwise, the effect can be overwhelming.

Large format photos for the living room
Via: NAP Study

14. Photos of doors to climb a staircase

Fan of door photos? I am it. The doors have always had a certain effect of mystery, I imagine that because the imagination leads you to suppose what is behind them. Also, the variety of doors that you can find in cities, especially in the most stylish cities, make for very cool photos 🌆 Until now I hadn’t talked about mats -a cardboard box that is placed between the frame and the framed photo- , but its effect is none other than to highlight the photo. For the wall in the photograph, which tends to grey, they look great🚪

Photos for climbing a ladder
Via: Archzine

15. Brutal or maximalist style for a decoration with very gimmicky photos

Warning : DO NOT practice this format if your house has low ceilings ⚠️ Your stress level will increase from the moment you practice it. Another idea to decorate the wall with photos for 2022, perfect for houses with high ceilings, is this maximalist style of decoration with photos like the one below, it manages to move us to an art gallery . That, of course, if you make a selection of photos, drawings and paintings with a certain taste. In the maximalist style it is worth combining different types and sizes of frames. Another important thing is to define your maximalist space. If you go too far, you will become Diogenes.

Trick! If you start to count the frames, imagine the number of holes you would have to make in the wall to hang them. Don’t worry about that. I recently wrote an article about hanging pictures without holes that will help you a lot. In it we proposed several methods to avoid turning your wall into a Gruyére cheese 🧀

Maximalist style of decoration with photos
Via: Meg Lonergan

16. The latest trend in desks: copper grid to hang photos or whatever you want

The photo collages went -thank you!- from the folder to the desk bars . Although they serve to hang notes or widely used utensils that you want to always have at hand on the desk, you can use it decoratively to hang photos. Please, do not saturate it or as they say, the desktop grid will die of success🚫

Photos hanging above a desk railing
Via: Archzine

17. Rustic Clip-on Picture Hanger

I must say that these still lifes inspire a kitchen environment in me. The style, which is rustic and very original because of the clips, I wouldn’t take it to a living room in an urban apartment, but I would take it to the kitchen, bathroom or study. In addition, the ease of hanging and taking down your photos can make it a very versatile space to also hang the shopping list or the menu of the day 🛒

Rustic style to hang photos with clip
Via: Love Grows Wild

18. Instagram wall for a real wall

Have you ever considered printing your Instagram photos ? Here’s a good idea. Both with a light frame, or without a frame, or captured on top of wooden blocks, there are 3 options that I propose to bring those photos to life with so much style that you can upload to an Instagram. Another more piratilla option is to take the photos of a profile that you follow and freak you out. It can be a very very cool corner 🙈

Real Instagram wall, to hang on the wall
Via: Gimme Some Oven
Home corner with Instagram photos
Apartment Therapy
Photos captured on wooden blocks
East Coast Creative Blog

19. Your most photogenic wall

After knowing how to implement a social network inside the house, we are going to show you this magnificent idea that will capture the eyes of all your visitors . The top thing this year for your room, living room or hallway is to have a wall full of photographs, some placed next to each other, without frames or spaces. Well, if you prefer, you can leave small lines between each image to give a frame effect. Of course, the most important thing here is imagination since you can take photos of your family, friends, pet… Or images of any kind. You dare? 🤪

Decorate the entire wall with photos in 2022


Decorate the entire wall with photos 2022

Via: @ferflex_fr

20. Decorate the wall with a poster

Pretty and stylish posters aren’t just for teen rooms. I recommend that you frame them with fine frames to give your living room or office a very very cool minimalist style . Looking at the photo, I don’t know if I’m in the most modern record company in the city or in the middle of a room 🪧

Decorate the wall with a poster
Via: Bruna’s Closet

21. Decorate with travel memorabilia

If you are crazy about maps and travel memories, you can create your own museum on the wall 🎨  Please, with style. Avoid framing things like a string of transportation tickets and focus on what’s important. Maps, plane ticket, some postcard… If you don’t do it with a bit of order, you may end up with a result that borders on tacky. Do you like it?

Photos of maps in frames

22. Long live black and white photos

Black and white photos are repeated throughout the entire article, but it cannot be otherwise. The wall decoration and the black&white is a style that will never go out of style and that brings a lot of elegance to your decoration, added to a pinch of mystery . The photos in the image below, of everyday situations, are worthy of a travel journalist. If you like photography, this style is ideal for printing your favorite shots and turning them into home decoration 📸

black and white photos
Via: Archzine

23. Decoration with photos of plants and animals

If you love nature and the peace it brings, I am sure you will like this style. The truth is that these are not photos but drawings of plants, flowers and animals. It is no less true that the style of this composition, with a light green painted wall and cream-colored mats, achieves a very beautiful romantic/rustic effect 😍

Photos with flora and fauna
Via: Laural Bern Interiors

24. Corner used with some shelves for photos

The end of the hallway sometimes leaves ‘dead’ spaces in which to build things like this super cute photo nook. In the corridor of the image, between the two doors that give access to two rooms, they have created some rustic wooden shelves 🪵 On them are photos with frames in two colors: white and turquoise. The result is impressive and very fashionable.

Corner with wooden shelves with photos
Via: The Craft Patch Blog

25. Unique spaces for a decoration style with photos

I end with two styles that I have fallen in love with. The first, a photo split into two frames of a beach scene. The wooden frames are about 3 cm thick . they give a lot on a white wall and a black and white photo. Putting the frames on the floor lined with a rustic rug is a success. I love it… Easy right? 🤔

giant photos on the floor
Via: Kara Rosenlund

The style of the last composition follows the same line. In the end, pairing several large prints adds to the visual impact of your photos and is an easy way to create an unforgettable space . When choosing which pieces to match, stick to the same theme: seascapes, black and white, or landscapes with similar color tones. This will strengthen the message you want to convey in your space 🚀

Landscape photos for the wall
Via: The Every Girl

26. Photos for every hour of the day

Finally, I bring you a very original idea that will decorate any wall in your house. With any wall clock and some imagination, this huge memory clock comes out as a decoration 🕐 For every hour of the day, you will place a photograph around the clock, creating a large circle on the outside. It’s a spectacular idea! 😍

Decorate with photos the wall 2022 clock


Decorate the wall with photos 2022 with a clock


Did you like these 26 ideas for your home? We would love for you to send us other compositions to decorate the wall with photos that you like very much. For example, here is a tutorial on how to decorate a photo frame with branches , a great gift idea 🎁 And if you want, you can leave us a comment about your favorite composition/es. Until the next article!