Home gallery: hanging frames
This 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
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.
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 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.
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 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 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!