How To Show Grid In Figma

Whether you are a beginner or an expert in User Interface Design, it is apparent that the grid is one of the most essential tools for creating balanced, structured layouts. Today, we will learn how to show the grid in Figma, an interface design application that is gaining popularity among designers around the globe.

Step 1: Open Your Figma Project

First, you will need to navigate to the Figma application on your device or open Figma on a web browser. Once the Figma interface is visible, choose the project you are working on.

Step 2: Choose a Frame

After opening your project, you need to select the frame you want to work with. You can either choose an existing frame or create a new one.

Step 3: Show the Grid

Once you have selected your frame, look towards the right side of the screen. There should be a properties panel. In that panel, you will see a ‘Design’ tab. Expand the ‘Design’ tab and you will find the ‘Grid’ option.

To show the grid, you need to click on the ‘+’ sign next to the ‘Grid’ option. This will open up a dropdown menu with different grid options.

You will find two types of grids available:

  • Grid: This is a traditional, rectangular grid with equal-height rows and equal-width columns.
  • Layout Grid: This is a flexible grid that allows you to set parameters like columns, rows, and gutters. You can also use it to define fixed-width or flexible grids.

Step 4: Customize the Grid

After you have chosen your grid type, you can customize it to fit your design needs. You can adjust the size, color, and opacity of the grid. To do this, you can use the properties panel on the right-hand side of your screen. Make sure to click on the checkbox next to ‘Show grid’ to make your grid visible.

Step 5: Save Your Settings

Once you have made your adjustments, Figma will automatically save these changes to your frame. This will ensure that the next time you open your project, the grid will be displayed just as you left it.


Creating a grid in Figma is a straightforward process that can greatly enhance your design workflow. With this guide, you should be on your way to creating structured, balanced layouts in no time. Happy designing!