A little art can make your walls more lively, and add a dose of personality to your space. But you needn't limit yourself to posters and prints. There's a whole world of things out there — both two and three-dimensional — that are just begging to be turned into an interesting installation. Read on for ten more creative ideas.
Above: why not show off your musical proclivities by hanging your instruments on the wall? They're lovely to look at, and you'll always know where to find them for an impromptu jam session. From Domino.
A collection of straw hats adds interest to a staircase wall. Spotted on Homebunch.
A gallery wall of mirrors is great if you really enjoy looking at yourself... or if you just love interesting shapes and want to make the room a little brighter. From Lonny.
I love it when everyday objects are both beautiful and useful. These folding chairs can still come down to provide extra seating for a party... but in the meantime, they look mighty nice just hanging on the wall. From Design Sponge.
Hanging plates on the wall is pretty old-school — give this idea a modern twist with plates in a single color. From Rum Hemma.
Woven bowls add pattern and texture. From A Tour of AphroChic's Stylish Show Home at Helms Bakery.
You could fill a wall with an arrangement of colorful ties. Spotted on Desire to Inspire.
Amy created this grouping of vintage tools in her Denver studio.
Another twist on the mirror idea, from Indecora.
This one might be my favorite — a wonderful, wild, wacky arrangement of colorful yarn. Can't figure out what to do with the rest of that yarn? Stick it on the wall! Spotted on Design Sponge.