Home gallery: hanging frames

Hanging frames above a bedThis is part one of a new mini-series focusing on displaying art, photos and keepsakes in your home. In this series I will be using examples from my home to inspire you.

This week I’m looking at hanging frames in interesting ways

Hanging frames above a bed

Frames don’t always need to line up at the top or bottom. Here I have aligned them centrally, and stuck to a strong colour scheme. The Eiffel Tower screen print is one of mine, and the can-can picture is the front cover of a songbook picked up at a local Oxfam bookshop.

Leaning frame

Frames don’t always need to be hung on the wall.I have had this poster kicking around for ages, it was free with a newspaper years ago and I have only just got round to framing it. It’s A1 in size and the frame is fairy substantial so I have just lent it against the wall – and it looks pretty cool.

Frames under a window

Frames don’t always need to be at eye-level. I got my three guitar screenprints framed and was stuck for somewhere to hang them, but decided that hanging them as a series under the window on the stairs worked well – they make an impact upstairs as well as down.

Pictures on a shelf

Frames can be part of the furniture. I often put frames and pictures on shelves with other bits and pieces. This makes it easy to re-arrange them or swap them around when you fancy a change.

Frames on a wall

Frames don’t need to be spaced out. Bunch them together to make an impact. Put them over a shelf or fireplace to make a feature.

Frames around a CD rack

Frames don’t need a clear bit of wall. Use other things you have (in this case a CD rack) to support your frames or give them something to compliment

I hope this has inspired you. Remember – have fun with your frames!

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