Displaying artwork in your home adds style, sophistication, and class to your decor. It’s a great way to express yourself, show off your personality, and brighten up your space. But, it doesn’t need to be as simple as buying a print, framing it and hanging it on a wall. There are many other ways to display art in your home. Here’s a look at a few of the best, most interesting alternatives.
Do it Yourself
Art doesn’t have to be expensive or well known. If you love it, it’s art. Why not try some crafts yourself? You can create artwork with many different household supplies in a range of mediums. Even if you have no artistic skills there will be something you can create. If you are tempted to have a go, Pinterest can be a great source of inspiration.
Create a Gallery Wall
Instead of displaying one piece or fine art prints in solitary splendor, why not create a gallery? Display a range of different prints on one wall. They could match, either in terms of color, artist, style or size, or they could be totally random. Many people chose to display a gallery of artwork in hallways or on stairwells to utilize previously plain space.
If you are working with a small space, adding mirrors can be an effective way to make the room seem larger. Incorporate mirrors into your gallery wall to add some variation.
Create a Collage
A collage might at first seem a lot like a gallery wall. But, adding different things gives it a new perspective. Instead of displaying all artwork, add photos, children’s drawings or tapestries. You can effectively create a cool wall collage by sticking pictures straight onto the wall instead of using frames.
Use the Floor
An alternative way to display your art is to not hang them at all. Place the frames on the floor leaning against a wall. This looks most effective with larger prints. Just make sure you don’t put them anywhere they’re likely to cause a trip hazard.
Hang Other Items
Art isn’t just about pictures and paintings. Anything can be art. Hang old books over a line or a piece of bamboo. Add other things that appeal to you. Antique and charity shops are a great way to find old treasures for this purpose.
Fine art can be printed on near enough anything. Instead of sticking to wall hangings have your favorite piece printed on a cushion or tea towel. To make a bigger impression, create a feature wall with artistic wallpaper.
Frames in themselves can be works of art and are often the first thing people notice when looking at a piece. Frame your pictures and paintings in quirky or intricate frames. You could even have a go at making your own or restoring an antique to glory.
There are many ways to display art in your home. Remember, it’s your home. It should reflect your tastes and personality so experiment with different ideas and stick to those you love.