Looking for new or novel ways to display art in your home this year? Consider these handful of ideas that will show off your taste in art and be a little adventurous for your walls.
1. Line up the top
Rather than display your art collage in a random pattern or even line up a row of art through the middle, line your frames and canvases instead based on the top edge. Kind of like the mullet of hanging art, it'll be business and orderly up top, and casual and party along the bottom edges. Pictured above in this shot from Chic Deco.
2. Bust out of the frame
Have a piece of art you love because of a certain color, shape, pattern or subject matter? Break out of the frame and find elements and accessories that support your art piece visually. So like, if you've got a bold piece of abstract art with the color red, match a vignette below with lots of red. If you've got a great bird print, find a bird mobile or bird figurines to display around and near it. This echoing of motifs will make your art seem even more potent. Seen on Seventy Tree.
3. Affordable in numbers
Forget blowing your budget on fancy frames. Find an affordable hanging method you love and make it count by repeating the idea multiple times on the same wall or the same room. This power in numbers will blast any fears of your art looking "too cheap" by feeling like an intentional and bold design choice. Spotted on Better Homes and Gardens.
Hang a roll of brown paper that you pull out and doodle on when the mood strikes. Have framed chalkboards you let your artsy friends refill with cool art every week. Find a sculpture you can move around. This fresh approach to art will never feel static and breathe energy into your space all year long. This idea spotted on Design Milk.
Thanks to the abundance of adordable DIY lighting projects available today (not too mention the favored look of loose, casual cords), there's really no excuse for having poorly lit artwork in your home. You just don't have to go fancy with built-in canned overhead lighting anymore when you want light on a certain canvas. As seen in this shot from Design*Sponge, when done right, the light fixture becomes a part of the art piece's composition.
(Image credits: Janis Nicolay via Chic Deco; Via Seventy Tree; Via Better Homes and Gardens; Design Milk ; Design*Sponge)