I am always looking for different ways to display the art I create and the art that I buy from other artists. I like to mix it up a bit by trying out suggestions that are offered in home and interior design magazines. Below are my 4 most used ways that I display art in my home.
1/ Command strips
I’m not a fantastic D.I.Y person and I have had my share of blunders. Especially when it came to hanging pictures on the wall.
It was last year that I came across these handy little strips called “Command Strips”. No nails needed, I kid you not. Although I was a little sceptical at first thinking that there was some added catch that I wasn’t seeing. I was an A grade student when it came to D.I.Y failures but I decided to buy the darn things. After all it wasn’t going to break the bank at around £5.00 per pack. So I headed off home slightly confident to get my new art prints that I had painted for the spare bedroom on the wall.
For the first time, like, ever, I was actually amazed at how easy they were to use and the instructions were made for any dummy like me. So, if you are like me and you cringe at the thought of hammering nails into freshly painted walls then give these magical little strips a go. I promise you will not be disappointed.
2/ Hanging kit
Now if you are a bit of a dab hand at hammering things into walls then the hanging kit would definitely be a good choice for you. I have used this method myself in the past and I didn’t make that much of a mess with it. (The picture itself covered any misdemeanours)
They come in a range of sizes and strengths and have enough in the pack to hang a few pictures at the same time. All you have to do is find the right ones for the size of art you will be hanging.
3/ Hanging hooks
I was reading an interior design magazine the other day and I must admit that I have never even thought of this idea. The effect really does look great, especially if you have high ceilings at home. You just hang the hook on the picture rail on the wall and from this hook you hang your art. Definitely a win win for me as another no nails method. This is something I am going to do in my dining room. All I need to do is find the right art to hang there.
If all else fails (and I am sure that it won’t), but if you don’t want to build a sweat stressing about hanging you art on the wall then just don’t do it. You can just lean it. This is something I am seeing in most of the top home interior magazines lately. Just think, you will setting a trend, you will be the envy of your friends and you didn’t do nothing, nada, zilch. Well you did buy the painting and you did lean it against the wall, but you get the drift yes?
It doesn’t have to be on the floor against a wall either. You can lean it on top of a mantelpiece, on a bookshelf instead of books. Just let your creativity run wild and see where it gets you.
I hope these tips will help you in your quest to fill your home with art that you love. Feel free to comment below with yours and show me some pics.