11 Creative Ways to Hang Art and Photos
Presentation is everything
We recently armed you with the rules for hanging just about anything. But rules are meant to be broken. Here, 11 design ideas to get you thinking outside the box (and sometimes even the frame).
Hung with a bow
This sweet (OK, slightly sentimental) technique works especially well with black-and-white photography.
Hung with binder clips
Great for posters, postcards--heck, even ticket stubs.
Vary the size of the items on your clothesline to make for interesting visual effect.
To keep this looking intentional (and not like your to-do list), go for a series of complementary pieces hung one on top of the other.
Small art with a big matte
Off-center in the matte
This gives off a quirkier, Etsy-cool-girl vibe.
Leaning on a wall
Your guests will feel like they've stumbled into an artist's studio.
Low to the ground
Formal art-hanging law says pieces should be hung at eye-level, but a low hang gives a cool, downtown gallery aesthetic.
Multiples of the same print
Think Andy Warhol.
Inside a windowpane
We particularly love this approach for old family photos.
As a gallery wall
Hint: Here’s how to do it.