My favorite part of completing an interior design project is arranging the artwork. A room isn’t considered finished until it has art, but what is the best way to display it? Read on for my top tips!
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Ledges are great for a casual look. Put artwork against the wall and change it up as often as you like without having to remove nails or hooks.
Lean prints against the wall, either from the floor, a shelf, or a picture rail. Another great way to display art, and easy to update.
Stacking frames of different sizes together creates groupings and combinations that tell a story.
Hanging systems like rods or wire and clips are fun and creative. You don’t have to commit to a single location. Change and update them as desired, and you don’t have to repair the wall afterward.
Unify multiple frames with size or color. Using all black frames, or all the same size frames, or making all your photos black and white are good ways to unify them. Here we’ve hung pictures from a picture rail using grosgrain ribbon, befitting the client’s Craftsman home.
Kimball Starr designs for luxury homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.