Too many pictures, too little space? We know. We’ve been there. If you enjoy collecting artwork, it can be difficult to find room for all of it. With an abundance of art sold online for affordable prices (plus an amazing number of vintage pieces available for just dollars at thrift stores), collecting art is easy and fun. But what if your interior can’t accommodate all of it? No problem! Small-space living is a way of life, especially in large cities like New York and London. But good design can be found in dwellings of all sizes!
Today’s post is devoted to the art of displaying art! Yes, there’s more than one way to do it, and walls aren’t always involved. We’ve rounded up the best ideas and the most stylish techniques for decorating using your prized pictures. All of them! Check out the images below, and see if you’re inspired to open that closet door and dig out those pieces you were hiding until you got a bigger place. Now is the time for them to take center stage!
Incorporate Artwork Into Bookshelf Displays
Bookshelves take up lots of room. Plus, they’re often tall. How can you hang pictures when such large furnishings are commanding wall space? Try incorporating pics into the display of books, then top off the shelf with some framed works of art, as shown below in a room designed by Julia Leach. [from Lonny]
If the shelves are open, you can even hang pictures on the wall within the confines of the furnishing, and the rectangular and square bookshelf compartments will nicely frame you artwork, as shown in this next image. [photo by Rikki Snyder Photography, from David Scott Interiors via Houzz]
Why not hang art on the bookshelf itself? All you need is a vertical beam and a nail, and suddenly your work of art has created another layer of design in your space! [from Abbott Moon Design via Houzz]