I’m a huge fan of art in a home. It’s a simple way to bring life into a space and make a house into a home. Art gives you the opportunity to inject your style and personality into a space. Also, it’s a great jumping-off point for the design of a room. A piece with lots of colors provides options for finishes and accessories. Besides hanging pieces on your walls, here are 7 unique and creative places to hang art in your home.
7 unique and creative places to hang art in your home
Unique spaces to hang art in your home
I love seeing art in a bathroom. This may sound weird but I think it makes the space feel more homey, and less utilitarian.
People are putting a lot of thought into the look and design of their bathrooms. Aiming to create spaces that are inviting, peaceful, and tranquil. Art is one design element that can help you achieve this.
kItchens are another great place to hang or display art. Open shelving in kitchens has been trending for a while now. And with this design trend came the opportunity to do a little styling.
Adding a small colorful piece next to a stack of plates or bowls is a great way to bring a pop of color into the room. This little vignette creates a moment in your kitchen. Inviting guests in to relax and stay awhile. It’s a silent invitation to pull up a seat and chat while you’re prepping and cooking a meal.
A space people don’t usually think of and probably one of the most unique places to hang art in your home is in a closet. If your closet is larger or a walk-in with some extra wall space, why not hang some art?
This is the perfect place to hang pieces that are personal or have sentimental value that you may not want to hang in other “public” spaces in your home. Mementos from a loved one or kiddos are just one example.
Having these personal items on display for you to enjoy everyday will bring a smile to your face each time you go in.
Creative places to hang art in your home
- Built-in or bookcase
- Window trim
- Layered over the moulding or paneling on the wall
- Inside a display cabinet
Adding art to a built-in or bookcase is one of my favorite accessories to style with. It’s another great place to bring in a pop of color and also had height within your display.
You can either lean the piece against the back of the case or you can hang it within it if it’s light enough. Here is an example of a built-in showing art hung and leaning within the display.
I also like to add art to the trim of a bookcase or built-in. Especially if there are multiple bookcases or built-ins next to each other. It’s a great way to create layers in your design and add some dimension.
Same thing with window trim. Not only is it a unique spot to hang art from but the window itself gives a sort of frame-like effect to the piece. Highlighting it and creating interest within the room.
Wall moulding and paneling has been making a come back for quite some time now. And while I’ve seen plenty of examples of art hung within beautiful picture moulding, you don’t really see a whole lot of people applying art to the moulding itself.
If you are using a wider moulding style like board and batten try hanging art from the moulding if it makes sense.
In our guest bedroom, we installed board and batten on the wall behind the bed. And while I could hang art within the space between the boards, I find it much more interesting to hang it on the actual board.
The art literally stands out from the wall and the dimension that’s created highlights the piece. Such a fun little trick to create interest.
I think display cabinets get forgotten when it comes to displaying art. If you have a piece that is open or has glass doors and you’re already displaying favorite items and collections, why not add art?
You can apply the same techniques mentioned above for bookcases and built-ins and add pieces that lean or hang within the display.
Adding art within a display cabinet creates this pretty little surprise when guests start to investigate. It’s another layer to your design and adds interest within your vignette!
These are some of my favorite unique and creative places to hang art in a home.
Have you tried hanging art using any of these methods?