6 Unexpected Places to Hang Art in Your Home

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If you want to refresh your home in a way that's authentic, you might find inspiration among these unexpected places to hang art in your home.

By:Lisa Roberts

 A large white wall with a lot of framed pictures hanging.

If you are looking to avoid traditional spots to hang art in your home but lack inspiration, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll reveal six unexpected places to display your art as well as creative ways to do it. Why? Because displaying art in surprising locations around your home can make art more enjoyable and thrilling while making your home authentic and unique.

Creative ways to display art in your home

Hanging art is a great way to liven up our living space and inject our personality into it. There are many different ways to display wall art in your home, but we've selected the most interesting and unique ones to share with you:

  • Hanging your art on a clothesline is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to display your art.
  • If you live in a large home and have a lot of space, consider leaning large art pieces against the wall.
  • Another unexpected way to hang art and catch anyone's attention is to use skirt hangers.
  • If you have rail moldings in your living room or master bedroom, an interesting idea is to use a gallery rod and hang your art.
  • Floating shelves can help you maximize your space, but they can also be a great place for displaying your art.

 A great way to display your family photos is to hang them on the clothesline.

No matter in which way you choose to display your art, you need to be mindful and take care of it properly in order to avoid damaging it. You especially need to be careful when packing your artwork. For instance, if you are moving and need to organize a safe transfer of your art pieces, first make sure they are properly packed and carefully placed into labeled boxes.

Unusual places to hang art in your home

Art is what gives character to any room and shows off your personality and preferences. From refreshing your stylish home office to making your living room stand out, art is an essential part of any home decor.

If you want to show your imaginative side, it's time to think outside the box and get creative. To inspire you to go beyond the traditional in your home design, here is our list of six unexpected places to hang art in your home.

#1 Kitchen

One of the last places you'd expect to see art is the kitchen. However, it can be a great asset to it in the same way as unique counter stools or bespoke counters. This is especially true if you don't have a window above your kitchen sink.

By decorating an empty piece of kitchen wall with art, you are going to give it an authentic look and vibe. An interesting decor idea is to group mirrors, family photos, or even empty frames. As symmetrical grouping adds a sense of calmness and balance, it could be perfect for your kitchen.

If you've decided to use that space to maximize storage, you can still make it work. You can screen-print the glass doors or even hire an artist to paint something on your cabinets.

#2 Bathroom

Bathrooms are places of serenity and calmness. To enhance this experience, hang pieces of art on the walls. Not only will you surprise your guests, but hanging art will also help you create a sense of beauty and thoughtfulness in your bathroom.

Bathrooms are one of the unexpected places to hang art in your home.

Keep in mind that there is a possibility that your art gets damaged in the bathroom due to moisture levels. So to be on the safe side, don't hang irreplaceable work there. Instead, stick with inexpensive pieces such as works on canvas or ones without glazing or glass.

#3 Patio

The least obvious place to see art is your patio. However, a beautiful art piece can complement the space and liven up your porch. If you can ensure your art is well protected from weather elements, there is no reason against adding it outdoors.

For example, you can decide to hang a large painting above your patio furniture. Or, if you feel inspired, you can create a photo wall in combination with hanging plants. It can make your patio really stand out.

#4 Laundry room

Even though ironing and folding are probably not among your favorite activities, you still have to spend a lot of time doing them. Why look at a blank space when you can enjoy a beautiful piece of art? Hanging art in your laundry room can give this space character and turn it into a room you look forward to spending time in.

#5 Closets 

It's in dressing rooms' nature to feel decadent, so displaying artwork in them shouldn't be anything strange. However, it's still not something that you can see very often. Adding artwork to your walk-in closet can make it look even more stylish.

Make sure to think outside the box and hang art strategically in your dressing room. For example, you can frame shopping bags or interesting posters, all depending on your style and what kind of impression you want your dressing room to make.

#6 Beneath the staircase

Seeing family photos or galleries on the walls of staircases is something that you've probably seen before. But why not use the space beneath the stairs and make it more beautiful by hanging art pieces?

 Empty space beneath your staircase can be a perfect place to display your art.

Anything from building a modern-looking layout with canvas photo prints to installing floating shelves below your photos can make this space the most unique part of your home. It's a great way to add a personal touch to your space, so don't be afraid to get creative.

Which one of the unexpected places to hang art in your home will you choose?

We hope our list of unexpected places to hang art in your home inspired you to make design changes and refresh your space. By getting creative with art, you'll breathe life into any room and help tie the other elements in a space together.


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