Pairs are a powerful look. These two bold paintings draw in the green from the fabric in the room and pop against the neutral wall covering.
Small paintings and photographs hung in a bookcase are a charming touch if you have extra space to fill.
This photograph is truly a work of art when color enhanced and split on to four separate canvases. For a child's room, or any fun room, this is a spirited and playful way to showcase your favorite family photos.
Black and white can be so powerful. When hung against deep red walls, these black and white photographs are stunning. The blown up photograph makes a huge impact, especially when set to the right of the sofa instead of directly above, where one might expect it.
Darling for a young girl's room or a powder room, photographs hung upon ribbons are an ultra-feminine, yet sophisticated, look.
This room is so rich in different textures and varying neutrals, that one large-scale modern painting is all that is necessary to adorn the walls perfectly. Anything else would be overkill.
Pictures say a million words. When displayed in large groupings as seen above, one can spend hours getting lost in the images. This type of display would be perfect for a guest room or hallway.
Lastly, a tip from Martha Stewart Living on how to hang pictures accurately without ever making an unnecessary nail hole:
- Use large craft paper to trace the outline of your frame and cut out.
- Pull the hanging wire on the frame into a taut arc. Measure the distance to the top of the frame.
- Mark this spot on the template then lay the picture hook over the template and mark where this will go.
- Using painter's tape or some other non-residue tape, hang the template where you will want the frame to go.
- Hammer the nail through the mark on the template.
- Remove the template and you have a perfectly placed nail.
Use these basic do's, don'ts, and tips along with your sense of how to best display your art work and photographs and your walls go from blank and bare to wonderful.
Photos: Phoebe Howard, House Beautiful, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Elle Decor, Coastal Living