Placing a Picture, Painting, or Photo on a Wall

Reference Number: KB-00137
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


I would like to hang a picture or a painting on a wall, but when I choose a painting in my 3D view and click to place it, it goes across the whole wall. How can I put it in a frame instead of apply the material to the entire wall?


Paintings, prints and photographs are materials that can be applied to wall and desk frames found in the Library Browser.

To create a Framed Picture

  1. First, launch Home Designer and choose to Open  the plan in which you want to create a picture in a frame.

  2. Select View> Library Browser  to open the Library Browser.

    • In the Library Browser, go to Home Designer Core Catalogs> Interiors> Accessories> Mirrors & Frames and select the type of frame you want.

      In Home Designer version 8 and prior, navigate to  Furnishings (Interior)> Interior Accessories> Frames and select the type of frame you want.

  3. Place the frame into the plan.

  4. Click the Select Objects  tool, then click on the frame and click the Open Object  edit button.

  5. Go to the Materials panel of Furniture Specification dialog and select the Image.


  6. Click the Select Material button.

  7. In the Select Materials dialog, browse to Materials> Artwork> Paintings and select the desired piece of artwork.

  8. Click OK to close the dialog and apply your change.

  9. Take a 3D Camera  view towards your frame to see the results.