Ditching the Frame: Simple Alternative Ways to Hang Art

Going frameless can be great for a number of reasons. It lends itself to a casual collected look and it is low commitment, making it easy to keep things fresh by changing out your artwork. Here are a few suggestions on how to creatively display your artwork to get you started … feel free to add your own to the comments below.

1. Clip it. I used all purpose clips purchased from Black Ink to display one of my own photographs in my kitchen. For added support I used a piece of acid free tape over the back.

2. Mount it. Many artists are choosing to present their artwork mounted on Gaterboard for gallery presentation. The trend has a clean, modern feeling when used at home, as seen in Blade and Amy's Modern Miscellaneous House Tour.

3. Use an Easel. Propping your piece on an artist's easel, as you see in La Danas Yellowtrace Sidney Apartment, is a fitting presentation that works well with large scale pieces.

4. Pin It. If the prints aren't too precious and you're not afraid of putting a few holes in the wall, simple tacks work great. Use brass pins for a slightly more grown up version of this dorm room classic.

Images: 1, 2, & 4. Kim Lucian; 3. Dana Hughes

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