5 New & Unusual Places to Hang a Picture Frame

5 New & Unusual Places to Hang a Picture Frame

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Taryn Williford
Aug 31, 2015
(Image credit: Erica Dines)

Walls. How boring, right? I mean, everybody hangs their artwork on walls these days. You... you need something different. Whether you have more art than walls or just an adventurous style and spirit, here are a handful of surfaces around your home that you might not have thought to hang a frame on.

1. Hang it on the Shower Glass

Above: This one is an illusion – the frame is actually suspended from the ceiling in this bathroom from Westbook Interiors. Cover the back of the frame with patterned paper for an extra detail. And only do this with an inexpensive frame and replaceable prints – moisture is not exactly fine art's best friend.

(Image credit: James Merrell)

2. Hang it on the Door

Just check out this Nelly Duff piece in a room from House to Home. A wreath hook will help you out if you don't have permission (or don't want to) drill into the door itself.

(Image credit: One Kings Lane)

3. Hang it on the Bookshelf

Eclectic and unexpected. Use a sticky Command hook if you'd rather not put a nail into the furniture. There's even more tips for hanging art on bookcases on One Kings Lane.

(Image credit: Jake Rosenberg)

4. Hang it on a Window

If you like your paintings better than your view, this is the solution for you. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan tried it out in their New York digs, with a pair of eye-catching pieces as seen in this photo from The Coveteur

5. Hang it in the Fireplace

Decorate your non-working fireplace with beautiful artwork, like Arran Russell and Jacqui Lewis did in their home on Design*Sponge. I love the idea of hanging a small print all the way at the back of the firebox, too.

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