How To Display Art in Small Spaces

Small and compact spaces present a great opportunity to create warmth and personality. There are plenty of ways to creatively use space, no matter how modest the setting.

Here are a few ideas that might be useful to get you kickstarted:

Incorporate Artwork Into Bookshelf Displays

If you have a bookshelf in your room, you might find yourself hard pressed to find space for your artwork. Art doesn’t always have to be on the wall- try incorporating the artworks into the display shelves of books, and then top it off with some framed works of art.

Source: Julia Leach  / Lonny

Source: Julia Leach / Lonny


If you’re seeking something a little more creative, you can hang the artwork directly on the bookshelf! All you need is a vertical beam and a nail to create an added dimension to your space.

Source: Lindsey Bond (Design) & Jonny Valiant (Photography) / House Beautiful

Source: Lindsey Bond (Design) & Jonny Valiant (Photography) / House Beautiful


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Leaning Artwork and Layering

One of the main reasons people struggle with deciding on artwork for the home is largely due to the drilling of holes in walls. We’ve got a solution for those with a touch of fickle-mindedness.

Source: Michelle Adams / Loony

Source: Michelle Adams / Loony

Source: Jacqui Getty / Loony

Source: Jacqui Getty / Loony

Avoid the hassle of drilling or sealing holes on your freshly painted walls by layering artworks in leaning arrangements. Layering the artwork adds depth to the room and takes care of the extra white space that can make your expensive console or coffee table look lonely.

Create Artistic Wall Vignettes

It’s hard to ignore the brilliance of this next idea. Utilizing wallpaper patterned like photo frames whilst strategically incorporating artworks directly onto it proves to be both cost effective and efficient.
Get your kids to create their very own “wall of art”, and feel free to change it up every now and then to jazz up the space.

Source: Lisa Sherry / Loony

Source: Lisa Sherry / Loony

You can also create framed wall vignettes; mixing and matching various frame sizes and styles. Here’s a chance to showcase your style and personality, and it’s perfect for a home that’s short on wall display areas!

Source: Cartoloji

Source: Cartoloji


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