11 Simple and Unique Ways to Display Art at Home
Art is more accessible than ever thanks to the Internet, so more and more of us are becoming amateur collectors, amassing small galleries of prints and pieces we love dearly. But sometimes, an old-fashioned frame just doesn’t feel right (not to mention, having pieces custom framed can get pricey!). To ensure your works of art get the love and attention they deserve, we rounded up 11 simple and inspired display ideas anyone can tackle. Read on!
Try a gallery wall of clipboards to which you can tack a rotating selection of artwork. Think of it as a neater mood board, offering just as much flexibility, with added structure.
Hang long scrolls of wallpaper vertically on a wall. The installation feels upscale and will make any space feel like a gallery.
Frame the artwork and then prop it up on a low shelf or console table, rather than hanging it on a wall in a traditional manner. The result is totally effortless and eye-catching.
Create a super-simple, minimalist collage by tacking bare artwork to the wall. A cohesive color story will ensure the result is artistic, not sloppy.
Create a modern art mobile by hanging your prints by string to a rod or branch—clothespins optional.
Install a series of floating shelves on a wall and display artwork, postcards, records, and more, on them. Your living space will feel like a totally cool bookstore.
Lean framed pieces casually against the wall. Layer frames for more depth, and add other elements (a candle or art book, for example) for additional interest.
Show off the covers of your favorite books and magazines by hanging them on a bar suspended over a bar near your workspace, or anywhere in your home.
Mount a handful of fancy frames, and then float your art inside them freeform. You’ll have the design impact of a gallery wall, plus more flexibility.
Try a clipboard as a mounting solution. Upgrade from dingy metal with a shiny coat of gold spray paint.
Use easy-to-remove Washi tape to create trompe l'œil frames. Experiment with unique forms, fun shapes, and color (the tape is available in a rainbow of options).
What do you think of these art display ideas? Tell us your favorite in the comments.