I’ve been wanting to do this forever, and with the room-shifting going on in our house, I had lots of pictures to play with. And with my parents visiting, I had some help and feedback. (Very important.)
The first thing I did was get some big paper (newspaper and dismantled paper shopping bags), then I traced around the pictures, cut the paper to size, and put the name of the picture on the paper. Then I started taping (with blue tape) the pieces of paper to the wall in a pattern that seemed visually appealing. Finally I hung the pictures where the paper was. And voilà! A beautiful picture wall, and an even cozier living room. I love it!