|A Review of 5 Ways to Display Artwork Without Hanging it on the Wall|
When levels, hooks, hammers, and nails frustrate you, or you're not keen on marking up the walls, below are designer approved alternative methods to feature art:
1. An Art Easel
Art easels provide mobility. Place your favorite piece of art on an easel and move from room to room when you need a change. Easels come in numerous styles. Finding one to match your decor should be a cinch.
2. Frame TV
Frame TV transforms into art. Samsung's Frame TV turns into a beautiful piece of art when you're not watching it. This particular Frame TV should be wall-mounted. However, if you're planning to wall mount your TV anyway, an art tv provides two-for-one use. Display spectacular artwork from a list of established or up-and-coming artists. Oh, and one more thing, put a Frame TV on an easel for a display of rotating or static art.
3. Lean Art Against the Wall
There are two ways to consider doing this:
Leaning a larger piece on the floor
The trick to this is placing the art in a room without it appearing as a shortcut or after-thought. A very large piece of art should be positioned so that it's part of the design of the room. Avoid placing it away from the focus of the space. The decor and furniture in the room should tie into the piece.
Leaning and layering pieces on a cabinet, bench, fireplace or other furniture surfaces
Layering is exactly what it sounds like. You layer a variety of photos so they're slightly touching each other. As an example, on a cabinet, layer multiple family photos in a collection of matching or non-matching frames against the wall.
4. Place Art in a Decorative or Non-Operational Fireplace
An unused fireplace insert area is ideal to display art. Choose at least one or more pieces to cover the entire back wall, then layer a few smaller pieces in front. The art completes the fireplace by giving it a distinctive purpose.
5. Use a Bookcase or Large Cabinet
If you have a large bookcase or cabinet, lean your art inside one or more of the shelves. It's especially lovely to use larger art pieces on a few shelves. Don't stop at one or two pieces, add several in varying sizes.
If You Decide to Hang Photos on the Wall, what are the Best Hooks?
If ultimately you decide to hang your photos, I HIGHLY recommend these hooks. They're the only ones I use. It's one of those 'As you see on TV' products and they're fantastic. They only leave a pinhole in the wall and you don't need tools (hammers etc) to hang your pictures. I can hang photos on my own now, no need to ask for help.
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