|Framed images over wallpaper. A daring and artistic approach. From amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com|
Some designers may disagree with this free-for-all way of thinking, but I recently found numerous images from a variety of people's homes that show anything but conventional ways to display framed artwork and objects. I believe these walls, arranged with careful abandon, are much more interesting and alive than the standard ways you see art displayed in some catalogs or stores.
There is definitely room for carefully organized wall displays, and I have included some examples here, but organized madness can be fun to look at and experience as well. That craziness can sometimes be very engaging to the eye. Each home showcases personal statements about those who live there, and that's kind of the purpose of displaying things you love don't you think?
So, here are some fabulously quirky, and/or inventive ways people have chosen to hang their personal mementos, artwork and such. Each one is very particular and unique to each home and environment. I hope you find inspiration here!
Which of these unusual wall displays sparks that creative drive in you?
|Unexpected! These frames were stenciled onto the wall and the prints were applied using a decoupage method. Plus, you can also just stencil the frames without photos to create a geometric wall pattern. From stencil-library.com.|
|An adorable attic room with black framed pieces covering every inch of wall space. The unifying elements are black and white frames, a black wooden bed, white walls and bedding. Charmant! From rufflesandstuff.com|
|Using a dark wall color really gives a distinctive, masculine look to the arrangement. Also the use of furniture and objects to ground the space. From catalogliving.net (A nice catalog example! Bravo!)|
|Designer Mary McDonald's office: Ahhh, now this is just so pretty. A delightful punch of turquoise wall color with white and black elements. I could work here every day without a problem. From google.com|
|I love the idea of using fish prints over a tub! Again, black frames are used--a very classic and popular way to unify a look. It does not seem to get old. From aubreyroad.blogspot.com|
|A cozy, vintage-inspired reading nook, punctuated with a cute dog too. An eclectic, warm and inviting use of special items, heirlooms, artful constructions that surround the chair and lamp. From theSelby.com|
|Love how they used framed stained glass as an artful wall. The handmade bench underneath is a nice touch that grounds the display. Great way to show off an endearing collection. From Leah Dent via Pinterest.com|
|Surely an artist lives here? Such an eclectic mix of personal artwork of all shapes and sizes, well displayed next to each other. Love the disheveled leather sofa too, a touch of urbanity. From Nat Cat via Pinterest.com.|
|I chose this as my last image because it is so gosh-darn dramatic! A winding stairwell with a dizzying, art-filled display of photos, posters and artwork. Image from dwellerswithoutdecorators.blogspot.com|