Published on December 5th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Photo Wall Done Riktig

Materials: DIGNITET Curtain wire, DIGNITET Support/corner fixture + RIKTIG Curtain hook with clip

Description: Riktig is the Scandinavian word for right.

I wanted to create a photo wall that:
1) could be easily updated with new photos
2) wasn’t too expensive
3) wasn’t dependent on one business that might not be there in the future (I’m looking at you ixxi)

I used:
DIGNITET Curtain wire
DIGNITET Support/corner fixture
RIKTIG Curtain hook with clip
Big sheets of thick paper/cardboard
Glue (I used a liquid glue sponge thingie)
Cutting knife, ruler etc.

I believe this hack is pretty self-explanatory but some notes:
The hooks between the photos are made be combining two hooks.
The square photos are 20x20cm.
The black squares are 25.3×25.3cm.
The holes are 4mm in diameter and the centre of the holes are 1.2cm away from the sides/tops/bottoms of the black squares.
The distance between the black squares is 3.7cm.
Remember that distance when calculating the size of the 2:1, 3:1, supersized 1:1 or whatever shape you might want to create:)

I believe that’s about it. The lamp is also from ikea (FORSÅ). The images in the bottom are a bit off because I ran out of hooks – Ikea is only 10 min away so I’ll fix that soon. I don’t have the total costs for this project but the IKEA items are dirt cheap:)

~ Andreas Larsen, Copenhagen

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26 Responses to Photo Wall Done Riktig

  1. Thomas says:

    Thanks for this idea, absolutely great !!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi from Spain, i can see the size the square photos are 20x20cm, but what about the biggest? i mean the elongated…

    Thanks in advance!!! ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Amazing idea ! ! ! !
    I’m going to do tha same! Thanks!

    (Mary, Athens)

  4. Dani says:

    It´s a good idea coss the white wall give a high contrast!

  5. Anonymous says:

    i wonder if a second curtain wire at the Bottom could keep the Images in place. in case of some windy areas for example near a window

  6. @ Andsgi
    You could use s-hooks instead with no problem – your measurements obviously most likely be a bit different. If you use the ikea hooks you just “pull them together” (don’t know how to describe it more clearly) so they are combined like you see in picture 3.
    I would recommend using clips for the top row as this allows you to do small height adjustments

  7. Modish says:

    Love it! Looks really dope.

  8. One question. What are the small holes for? It looks like the clips arts doing all the work.

    • Anonymous says:

      From what I understand it’s only the top row using the clips, hooks are used elsewhere. See photo 3 of 4.

    • Correct. Although I’ve also used the clips on the bottom 9 photos because I ran out of hooks.
      The photos twist a bit when using the clips between the photos – so hooks are better for that.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why that remark about ixxi? They still exist, don’t they?

  10. Great idea !!!!!
    It’s beautiful

    Off topic:
    Your sofa is beautiful,
    brand, wher did you buy it?

    Lot of thanks

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  12. lovely. clean and modern like the rest of your elegant room. nice couch!

  13. Anonymous says:

    What a couch is it? Mange tak, Tim

  14. Thanks for the nice comments:)
    @Dennis: I used “fotokarton” from this shop http://www.tuteinogkoch.dk that I cut using a knife. I didn’t cut frames – the photos are glued on top of the black cardboard.

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