The artwork has the power to elevate the look of any room. Whether that be an expensive oil painting that you inherited from your rich uncle or a printed copy you bought at your local flea market, art is art. But, in order for that art to make your living space beautiful, you need to know how to display it. Believe it or not, overcrowding your walls with art, placing them in the wrong place, mixing and matching different kinds of frames, etc., can ruin your home. It may even ruin your love for art. Don’t allow this to happen! There are many creative and simple ways to display artwork in your home! And, we are here to share some of them with you. So, if you want to know how to display your art perfectly, just keep on reading.
Create a Gallery Wall
If you have a lot of artwork that you want to display, creating a gallery wall is one of the best (and the easiest) things you can do. However, in order for the gallery wall to give your living space personality and uniqueness, you must carefully choose the art you want to display.
Before you hang the wall art, we suggest laying all the artworks you want to display on the floor. See whether the selected art goes together before you nail it onto the wall. If you are having trouble doing this, that is, if your ‘floor displays’ just don’t look good, try finding a large centerpiece and then surrounding it with complementary works. For instance, you can place the biggest painting you have in the middle, and surround it with smaller ones that have similar colors, styles, and ‘stories’.
How About an Oversized Mural?
If you have gotten tired of trying to come up with creative and simple ways to display artwork in your home, but you still want some art to beautify your home, you can consider painting a mural. Of course, you can paint it all by yourself (if you know how), or you can hire an artist. Moreover, the same thing applies if you have gotten tired of constantly carrying your large paintings and other heavy artwork, all by yourself or with the help of professional movers such as those from Tedy Moving and Storage, from storages to your home and vice versa. This kind of art, it can be said, saves one’s time and energy.
Murals are a great way to add some statement, to show that you are different. And, if they are done well, they can turn your boring room into something stylish, inspiring, and just exquisite. These artworks can be a great wall decor idea for a classy living room or even a dining room. Just have them painted on a statement wall and make sure that they fit with the rest of the room in terms of style, color, size, etc.
Make a Statement with the Stairs
Sometimes it can be really hard to find a statement wall in your home. But, if you have indoor stairs, you will have no such problem. The space alongside your stairs is perfect for displaying any kind of art you have. Just choose the pieces that go together and hang them on a wall making sure they are following that gentle incline.
Moreover, the wall space above the stairs is also a great place to add art pieces that are not necessarily paintings and photos. There, you can add smaller sculptures, china plates, or even hanging plants. Don’t be afraid to play around with styles this time – mixing and matching different art styles can look amazing above the stairs. So, think about all those art pieces you have in your storage and bring them to your home. However, if some art piece is really fragile and expensive, better let professionals handle it. Professional movers can properly pack everything from your storage (or from any other place you keep your art in) and carefully bring it to your home. Some may even offer help with hanging!
Try Using Picture Shelves
If you are one of those people who love to rearrange their artwork once or twice a month, then, one of the most creative and simple ways to display artwork in your home is by using picture shelves. This is as simple as it gets. And, this is how to decorate your home for less as picture shelves are rather cheap.
With picture shelves, you can change the artwork whenever you want, and thus, you can change the style of your room whenever you want. However, when doing this, we advise changing other things in the room too. For instance, if you place some artwork that has warm colors, try to match the colors of your pillows, throws, and even small decor pieces such as candles and trays with them. By doing this your room will not only get a coherent look but also a new personality every time.
Check Your Crockery Cupboard
Art is so much more than photos, paintings, and sculptures. You can be creative with prints, or even with those old, vintage plates and saucers. Be whimsical when displaying these! You can, for instance, swirl them across the wall, create a cluster, or just scatter them in a way you like. You can stick to one set, or mix and match. It is all up to you.
Moreover, if you like this idea but you haven’t inherited any China set from your parents or grandparent, don’t worry, second-hand furniture stores, antique shops, and auction houses have them!
As you have seen, there are many creative and simple ways to display artwork in your home. We mentioned just some of them, but you already know that there are more. So, do your research too! Check sites such as Pinterest for inspiration or seek advice from an interior designer.