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Decorate Walls with Empty Frames {6 diy ideas}

I am still obsessed with finding empty frames to decorate walls in my study!  If you have a large wall that you’d like to decorate with empty frames there is some seriously cool inspiration online.  If you’re looking to master the art of framing, here’s a taste of what I’ve found:

Frames The Large Empty Wall

Decorate a finished foyer wall with empty frames from Classically Amber.  Amber gives you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own wall.

How to use Empty Frames to Decorate the Wall

Fancy Frame Work with empty frames from Interior Designer Serge Van Lian on StyleWhipped.  Her advice is to hang a bunch of quirky looking empty pictures on the wall just as they are, using any random order or placement.

The Sabby Nest has several fabulous empty frame collage ideas for you walls that will inspire you to decorate one of your own walls.  My favorite is this photo by Mimi Charmante of Kasey’s Amazing home.

Check out these cool suspended empty frames  to decorate walls in All Things G&D guest room.  She gives you a complete rundown on how she completed the project and how she laid it out.

Art of Framing the Walls

Dwellings and Decor has several links that will inspire and teach you how to incorporate this latest trend into your own home.


I adore the book page butterflies accented inside the empty frames.  Just gorgeous!  She painted all of the garage sale pictures accumulated over the years and then collaged them on the walls. The paper butterfly’s are just cutouts from book pages stuck on with a bit of foam tacky tape.

empty frames

I love how these red empty frames pop in this darling craft room from I Am Mama.  What’s really cool, is that the bottom middle frame is actually a WINDOW from her craft room into her play room!  {{genius!}}  This way Mama can keep an eye on the kiddos while she crafts.  Doo-od that is cool.

I’m re-posting this from August as I came across a few more fabulous empty frame wall collages that I just had to show you.  I hope you enjoy these wall photos, I think they’re beautiful.

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  1. Debra from Bungalow

    I have these same pics in my inspiration file! Frame walls are so hot right now and a really frugal way to get a ton of impact. I love them. Here’s a link to my hall of frames. http://thebunnysbungalow.blogspot.com/2010/07/hall-of-frames.html

    Have fun creating your wall.
    Stop by for the giveaway!

  2. Michelle @ Dream Home DIY

    I am in LOVE with the Christmas decorated staircase. How I would love to cut and paste it into our new house!

  3. down bedding

    I guess the color’s pretty tricky if you want to use emply frame, but they all loook so pretty

  4. Jessica

    Love the one above the bed!!!

  5. Jessica

    I love the one above the bed!

  6. Sarah

    Uh, ya. I definitely need some tutorials on how to pull this off.

  7. Nicole

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. But I NEED pictures! I’ve been sitting on a framed wall for a while now! I need to get on it! Thanks!

  8. Miranda @ Keeper of the Cheerios

    I LOVE this! I’m getting ready to paint my kitchen and dining area yellow and the frames would be such a fun decor idea.

  9. Melinda

    I have always loved how a wall like this looks and you have inspired me. This would look great in my guest room. I will just have to start looking for some great frames while I am out thrifting. Love & blessings from NC!

  10. alyssabeths

    I did something very similar on a much… smaller scale in my step-daughter’s room this summer. We loved how it turned out.


  11. Meme

    I’ll be the first to say it – I do not care for this trend. With so many gorgeous photos of loved ones – I just couldn’t leave the frames empty. 🙂

  12. Leslie

    I am so excited about this post! I seriously just scored tons of picture frames at a yard sale for 25 cents a piece! I was going to put vinyl in side of them on the Walls, but after seeing this post I know exactly what to do with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Christine

    I love the combination of frames over the bed….thanks for sharing.

  14. Ann from The Domestic Domicile

    I absolutely LOVE this trend. I used this technique in my spare bedroom, but varied the shades of the picture frames to create a monochromatic effect. I really liked that it could fill my wall without making it look bare like one piece of art or picture would. Here is a link to my step-by-step tutorial of how I got the look:


  15. Christine

    It is fairly easy to pull off. I did it myself a couple weeks ago. But just collect a variety of different frames–I just went to Goodwill and my local dollar store. The color of the frames do not matter. All you need is a can of spray paint and a well-ventilated area to spray them. Then lay them out in an open space to find the arrangement you like best and then hang!


  16. Jennie Larsen

    Loving all your links to these great frame walls. I love this look and idea, thanks for sharing. winks-jen

  17. Ruth

    I love all these amazing frame ideas. Some of my favorites are the white frames on the stairs. The white frames with book page butterflies and the red ones.

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I came over from TCB.


  18. [email protected]

    Ohhh, thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Kami

    Love this post Laurie! The second one down is my favorite!

  20. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

    Seriously gorgeous!! 🙂

  21. sally

    This is such a stunning idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Martin

    Very interesting idea. I never actually thought about frames being decorative in themselves. Having said that, put together in the right it does look pretty cool.

    I came here thinking I was going to comment on staircase designs. Hehehehl.. How wrong one can be, eh? 😉

  23. Swiss Affordable Hotels

    what a great way to utilize your old and new frames and give your home a new look. – its a great idea

  24. Ginger

    I’ve been searching for ideas to do this, and came across your post. Thanks for all the awesome photos!

  25. Michelle

    THANK YOU! Thank you! Thank you! I had an idea in my mind that I wanted empty white frames above my bed but I didnt know how to start. I am so glad I found your blog for tons of inspiration! Very helpful!!!

  26. Heather

    i have been wanting to do something like this in my house for quite some time, and came up with a great twist on this project. my grandfather recently passed away, and my grandmother died about 2 1/2 years ago. my family and i have been going through all of the things in their house and found a large collection of the left-over original wallpaper in the house. my grandmother never updated the house from the way it was when they built it in the late 60’s…wallpaper was “in” then, so it was neat to find all the remnants of the vintage prints tucked away! i grew up next door to my grandparents ant spend a lot of time with them…when i think of their house, the interesting bold prints in the wallpaper stands out in my memory the most. so i am in the process of finding cool, vintage frames, spraying them white, and framing different size pieces of each of the wallpapers! when i’m done, i’ll make a collage like the ones you have posted here, except with a snippet of memories inside of each one!

  27. Melony Easter

    Hey Laurie!! I love this idea. Thank you for posting:) My site is new but I have a mixture of coupons, decorating on budget, & crafts soon. Hope you will stop by and visit. I would love to hear from you:))… ALL SMILES

    More Than Decor…http://morethandecorfromceilingtofloor.blogspot.com
    You can find me on facebook as well…..http://www.facebook.com/melonyinteriordecorating

    Thanks Again!

  28. Charlotte

    Wow! What a great idea! I would have never thought about using frames as decorative wall art, but it works. Thanks for putting together a great compilation of wall art ideas. Now I need to work on my blog.

    Next post: Top ten places to buy art online:)

  29. Michael@ collage picture frames

    The frames are so gorgeous! They add more life to the wall.

  30. ready to assemble kitchen cabinets

    I love this idea!!! The white frames look so great again colorful walls. Thanks for sharing!

  31. aliza khan wagho

    well! i saw these pics of wall designings and loved them. i shall make these desigs in my home if god willing.

  32. Jennifer rizzo

    Thanks so much for featuring my girls’ bedroom!

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