We’ve talked about filling up blank walls, large-scale art, and gallery walls consisting of multiple pieces. But if you only have one small-scale piece of artwork existing on its lonesome, don't let it get swallowed up by the rest of your decor. Give what you’ve got more prominence with a few simple tricks that do them justice.
1. Hang It Somewhere Unexpected: Say for instance, in between two windows in your breakfast nook (as in the lead image above). Or perhaps on the back of a door where you see it each and every time you leave the room.
2. Choose a Large Mat: Cheat a little bit and give the artwork an oversized frame job that gives the wee work a little more weight.
3. Embrace Negative Space: Don't overwhelm something you're trying to show off. Keeping a good section of the wall around the artwork blank gives eye lots of opportunity to contemplate what is there.
4. Light it Up: You don’t have to hard-wire museum quality fixtures— informally hung and plugged in sconces work nicely too.
5. Frame It: These string lights kill two birds with one stone. They both highlight the artwork nicely, calling attention to its presence, and brighten it up at the same time.
6. Layer it On Fabric: Even if the piece already has a traditional frame, you can extend its footprint (so to speak) with an added layer like fabric.