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Creative Ways to Hang Your Artwork

Whether you are an artist yourself or just a collector, your favorite pieces deserve to be on display. But there is no rule that says you have to go with a simple frame and a standard hanging – there are plenty of creative ways out there to hang your artwork. Keep reading to learn about some of them!

Tips for Displaying Your Artwork Creatively

When it comes to displaying their artwork, many people just pick out a frame then hang it on the wall wherever it happens to fit. But if you want to really show your artwork in the way it deserves, you might need to use a little creativity. Below you’ll find some simple tips for creative ways to show your artwork:

• Art Display Shelves – Rather than hanging your artwork on shelves, consider displaying framed pieces of artwork on long built-in shelves instead. To give your collection a cohesive look, choose matching frames but don’t be afraid to mix and match different sizes!

• Touching Frames – Most people arrange their artwork so it is spaced out evenly to give a clean, fresh look. If you want to try something a little different, try hanging your pieces close together with the frames touching. This is a more modern way to display pieces of the same size – it even looks good with different colors and unique frames.

• Centerpiece – Start with one large piece of artwork and hang it in the middle of a large, open space. Then, take smaller pieces and hang them around the centerpiece. This method is particularly striking when you mix pieces featuring different mediums.

• Propped Up – If you want to display a larger work of art but don’t have any wall space left, consider just propping it up against a book shelf (or even the wall) where you have some spare floor space. Choose some nice old books to stack in front of the piece to keep it from sliding onto the floor.

• Filling Vertical Space – This option is grate for limited wall space such as the space between two doors. Use a combination of larger and smaller pieces to fill the space from floor to ceiling. It will create more visual intrigue than just hanging a single piece on that wall.

• Long Rows – If you have a large room with a blank wall, gather up all of your artwork that is similar in size (usually smaller sizes work better) and get them all matching frames. Then, hang them in long rows spaced close together to create something that is between a grid arrangement and a gallery wall.
There are many other ways you can hang your favorite pieces of art work and there is no right or wrong! If your art collection could use a bit of an update, don’t think that you have to go out and buy all new pieces – maybe all you need is a new arrangement. Try out some of the tips provided above or get creative and think of your own!

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