Art Collection Display Ideas from Current Catalogs

Art Collection Display Ideas from Current Catalogs

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Adrienne Breaux
Sep 9, 2011

Even if you don't particularly consider yourself a collector of things — no shelves of vintage toys or something else in your place — you still probably have a decent collection of art that you've no doubt searched for neat ways to display over the years. If you're anything like us, you're always on the lookout for fresh or new-to-you ideas. And places to find that inspiration!

Though we often are either looking at the products in the pages or the colors and trends that are popping out at us, our favorite furniture and design store catalogs are a never-ending gift of inspiration — you can sometimes find interesting art display ideas. After all, catalog designers have to keep things fresh, too! We looked through a few recent catalogs and gathered some ideas we'd like to try in our own home:

1) Over a bookshelf We actually personally spotted this at an Austin house tour (Ami and Sean's Colorful, Welcoming & Art-Filled Home) and just love how it breaks up a wall of books and creates a statement piece. As spotted in CB2's Catalog: The Space Issue
2) On a easel You don't have to have painted it to leave a piece of art on an easel. You can usually find affordable ones at art supply stores and we love how it uses the art piece and makes it sculptural. Perfect for a corner you didn't know what to do with in any room of the house. CB2's Catalog: The Space Issue
3) The not-quite-in-a-straight-line collage Art wall collages have had their day for quite a few years, as have perfectly-in-a-line-geometric arrangements of framed work, but we're just loving the simple effect of creating a line of art not perfectly in line. It really lends a modern, casual feel to an arrangement that could have easily been boring. CB2's Catalog: The Space Issue
4) High and leaning We love when homeowners use height as an element of interest in their space, and often spot plants and other accessories on top of tall bookshelves and armoires. While we normally wouldn't suggest placing art in a spot that folks couldn't easily see, there's something about the art in this photo that makes us want to investigate it! IKEA's 2012 Catalog
5) Measured to perfection Okay this definitely isn't a new idea, but when we usually see a more formal all-framed wall of art, it's either all the exact same sized frames or a hodge podge of sizes and frame styles. We just liked how this was kind of in between. Restoration Hardware's 2011 Home Catalog

Have you spotted some art collection display inspiration in a recent home catalog? Or have a favorite idea you spotted in a catalog from previous years? Noticed any interesting art display inspiration in an odd resource? Let us know!

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