15 Creative Wall Collage Ideas [Unique Display Tips]

How do you create the best wall collage? Here are 15 of my favourite wall collage ideas for every wall in your home.

One of my big passions, or shall we say obsessions is collecting fantastic examples of wall art displays over on my Pinterest Wall Art board.

And it would seem that many other Pinterest fans are doing just the same by liking and sharing many of these images.

So I thought it would be a nice idea to put together this post showcasing some of the most popular examples from my board for those of you who don’t use Pinterest and are looking for some inspiration for your next decorating project.

So here are 15 best wall collage ideas [Creative, Unique and DIY Included]

1. Colourful and Eclectic Wall Collage Display

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Image:  designdazzle.blogspot.com via Jen on Pinterest

Love this colourful wall display unified with pink, yellow and blue. It’s very cute and adding lots of visual interest to the wall. A beautiful display like this creates such a unique look in any bedroom.

The owner has cleverly picked out the yellow of the bed frame to ensure that uniformity of the collage and help to pull the design together, even though it’s a very eclectic selection of items.

2. Create a Corner Wall Display using Photos

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Image: apartmenttherapy.com via Jen on Pinterest

Such a great idea for decorating in a corner. I can see many people making use of this idea. When you have empty walls and need to fill them make your cozy place feel more inviting, a corner wall collage is the perfect idea.

It’s also a great way for updating a wall in your home or holiday home to accent wall ideas as it enhances the overall room design – and there are some great ideas for buying your next home abroad too – read here.

3.  Create a Hallway Wall Collage with Family Photos

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Image: marthastewart.com via Jen on Pinterest

This idea of using the midline as a guide for creating your wall collage is a great one. Hallways are often very bland and a forgotten area when it comes to home decor and interior design. 

Adding a photo wall display of family photos is a lovely way to preserve memories. Using the same style of photo frame is a way to add uniformity and cohesion to the display. The central line of the collage draws your eye down the corridor, creating the illusion of space and pulling your eye further into the display.

4. Photo Shelves with Black and White Photo Collage

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Image: justagirlblog.com via Jen on Pinterest

Not all wall collages need to be on the walls.

Have you ever thought of creating an art display from the floor? 

We love this look and replicate it at home where we can. It’s tricky if you have children running around and not overly safe, but if your family is older this is a great idea to make more of your floor space. 

Select art of different heights and layer them against the walls in small clusters. Play around with the look until you get it right.

5. Wall Collage with Clipboards

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Using clipboards is a great way to create a unique and personal wall collage.

I’ve recreated this in my home several times. You can print out letters, photos, cute images, or make your own art to display on the clipboards. 

It’s a particularly good idea when you’d like to display children’s school art, or family photos from a memorable event. 

6. Wall Collage using Similar Coloured Frames

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Different size and colour prints can be displayed in the same coloured frames for a cool look.

This idea works particularly well when you art display is eclectic and you want one element to pull the design together. 

The same coloured frames bring a sense of cohesion to the display and simplify the overall look.

7. Creative Wall Collage for an Awkward Wall

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You can make great use of a small space with a creative wall collage display.

Awkward spaces like under stairs toilets, or attic bedrooms can mean awkward wall shapes. But they’re still empty, bare walls that need filling. 

A great trick is to follow the line of the wall as you take your display up the wall, and fill the area. It makes a colour way to brighten up bare, boring walls.

I love using typography prints in a space like this, and using it send empowering messages to guests! These confident women quotes are perfect. 

8. Wall Collage with Oversized Single Frame

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Just one frame and lots of individual images that can be changed and updated. We love this idea!

Take one large frame, perhaps one you’ve found a thrift store or charity shop and paint it in your favourite colour. 

Next you’ll need to find a collection of favourite photographs, old postcards or even small gift cards and arrange them in your chosen design. 

Glue them to the backing card, ensuring they’re secure and then place inside the frame behind the glass. 

Voila, you have a ready made wall collage display in a single frame. 

9. Interesting Wall Collage Idea using Mirrors

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Image: pinyourhome.com via Jen on Pinterest

A lovely wall collage idea using mirrors is an incredibly striking way to make an unusual wall display.

It’s also a very good interior design trick to use in a small room, particularly one that doesn’t have much natural light and would benefit from creating an illusion of space. 

If you’re looking for more ideas on decorating a small room, read our post on 50 ways to make a small bedroom look bigger

10. Vacation Photos Wall Collage

10 great ways to create interesting and unusual wall collages, wall displays and wall galleries in any part of your home.

You might think that no rules have been applied when creating this collage but look closely and you’ll see most of the images are spaced similarly from each other. It doesn’t matter what images or frames you use, just be creative.

11. Colour Blocking Wall Collage Idea

Image: Desenio

Colour blocking your wall collage is a very interesting and unusual way to display your art. 

We love using contrasting colours like greens, pinks and yellows, but you can also do this with complementary colours – blues next to greens, reds next to oranges for example. 

Consider which are your favourite colours, or color palettes that work well with your interior decor before you begin to plan out your colour blocking wall display.

12. Create A Wall Collage Around a Doorway

Image: Desenio

Using the height in a room is a great way to create a unique looking wall collage, and we love making art displays around doorways. 

Take your collage display around and over the door, continuing the theme and colour scheme, for a stylish look and creative design.

13. Use Oversized Letters in your Wall Collage Display

Image: Circu

A wall collage display can be a simple as 2 different items. And when you include an oversized lit letter sign on your wall, it can give huge impact. It’s a focal point. The eye is drawn to the area above the sofa; in fact, it’s pretty hard to avoid.

Choosing the letter in the same tone as the wall and sofa is a clever interior design trick, to help blend and balance the home. 

14. Wall Collage over Wallpaper

Image: Mind the Gap Wallpaper

Many think that we can’t add wall art on top of wallpaper, particularly a patterned wallpaper. But, if you’re looking to really make an impact with your wall display then this is exactly what you should do.

Using a bold wallpaper and then adding bolder wall art is a strong statement and not for those who shy away from such decor. 

Get it right though and the interior design results are incredible. 

15. Use a Wall Collage Wallpaper

Image: Retro Collage Wallpaper from Lime Lace

If you don’t want to create your own wall collage, how about adding a ready made wall collage in the shape of photo wallpaper?

It’s an all over design and essential you find one that truly fits in with your interior design look/

You can find lots more wall collage and wall art display ideas on my Pinterest board.


If you love this post when why not read about our others in this series

Easy Photo Wall Ideas,

Best Murals for Feature Walls

Wallpaper Trends 2022 

How to Create a Wall Collage with Photos (Including Video)


Then don’t forget to save the image below to your Pinterest board, to find later. 

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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4 Comments

  1. 3yearsandhome
    September 16, 2013 / 6:50 pm

    I love this post. Wallpaper is just not for me but I love quirky ideas for cool wall spaces. Not to decide what to do with all the ton of white walls in our new house.

    • Jen
      Author
      September 17, 2013 / 10:39 am

      I know what you mean, wallpaper isn’t for everyone but I love these collage ideas for adding some really personal interest to your walls. Good luck!!

  2. Amanda
    September 17, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    Oh what gorgeous images, I too love this look, it really appeal to the quirky side of me. I think I need to be a little bolder though, as I think the bolder the better with this look!

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  7. Kelly
    September 15, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Where did you get the bedspread that’s on the yellow bed? My daughter wants one like it. Thanks!

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