Try this at home! by Annaleena Project: Hanging Frames

Because all people have photos in their homes I figured that I would do something fun and different with photo frames. I have seen frames hung on threads which are visible many times and I simply like the asymmetry with that.


It is just not letting the frames hang as they normally do but to let them hang sideways which feels like the new black. 😉

You need:
Thin rope
Photo frames
Black spray paint
Staple gun
One big nail, screw or hook

I started off with picking out three frames in different sizes and then I sprayed them with 2-3 layers of black spray paint. It is important to be thorough when it comes to let the spray colour dry between the layers.
Then I tacked the rope on the backside of the frames with the help of the staple gun and hung the frames on the big nail. I tried out how the frames would hang before I made a knot with the three ropes around the big nail. Instead of a nail you can also have a screw or a hook.

Even if the frames hang in an asymmetrical way you can achieve a feeling of harmony because the frames have the same colour. I think in a symmetric room one can get a stimulating effect on the spectator’s eye by using objects in an asymmetrical way.

Next time when I see you it is in the midst of the summer and I am going to show you what you can do with crocheted tablecloths.

I hope to see you then!



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Ems Designblogg is all about Scandinavian style, soft minimalism and beautiful functionalism. The blog is Sweden's oldest interior design blog and has been up and running since 2005. I strive to fill it with a mix of inspirational and aspirational images from all over the world, while keeping true to my own voice and style, where transparency is key and creative criticism is highly valued. When I'm not blogging, I bake chocolate cakes for my kids, hang around Stockholm's cafés and drink way too many cappuccinos, do some occasional styling work, and try to fit in some inspiring travel adventures in between. If you have any suggestions, propositions for collaborations, other ideas or just want to say hi, throw an email at: [email protected].


  • Love this way to hand frames!!

  • nice idea… congrats!! I just jump on mine to check top3!!.. and I show you!!

  • I always love her diy projects!
    This one is going on my to-do list too!

  • What a smart and cool idea!!!!

  • I really love this idea..

  • Really nice I do love the nail a lot 😉

  • I love these posts. Way to go Annaleena!

  • Great idea – I'd love to do just one from a rope, somewhere unexpected…

  • Love the way of hanging those frames, i'm gonna try it myself 🙂


  • I love her DIY projects!What an amazing idea!

  • Nice way of hanging the frames. Thank you for sharing.

  • Such a great idea, will give it try.

  • I like the idea of turning something normally hidden into a design element in itself.

  • Love this idea! I posted a link of this idea on my blog! 🙂

  • Oh what a brilliant idea! I will definately try this at the office! 🙂 much love.