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Tired of Blank Walls? Try These Framed Picture Alternatives

"This empty wall seems to be crying out for artwork!"Empty walls can look boring and dull very quickly. They simply don’t add any interest to a room. Even walls covered in wallpaper or paneling seem to be missing that oomph that wall art adds. But framed pictures can be boring, too.

So what’s the solution? Fortunately, there are lots of options.

Let’s start with simple ways to display art that give a similar impression of a ‘framed’ look, without the expense or hassle of frames.

Prop Art on Easels – Imagine the stunning art gallery elegance this will give to your home.

Use Clips – Clips, like the ones used in an office setting for paperwork, can be used to hang artwork. Just clip at the top of the print and use the clip to attach to wall.

Pin it or Mount it – This really depends on how expensive the print is, but you can pin or mount the print to Styrofoam or corkboard to hang it. This can give artwork a very modern and sleek presentation.

Moving Away from Typical

Many people want to move away from the idea of framed looks altogether. They want something on their walls, but they want the unusual; they are looking for something different and unique. If that sounds like you, keep reading. The ideas below may be just what you are looking for.

DIY String Art

String art doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might imagine. The truth is, you can use a basic and very simple pattern to create some really wonderful-looking string art. All it takes is a little imagination.

To begin, you will need a hammer, some nails, a piece of particle board, felt, a pattern, and yarn. The board should be covered in felt. This gives it a rich look. As far as the pattern goes, you can go with something as simple as a word or a geometric pattern.

One way to go about getting the pattern onto your board is to simply have it on a piece of paper, attach the paper to the board, and nail right through the paper.

After your nails are in place, you can remove the paper and begin wrapping your yarn to create intricate patterns. It’s really up to you how detailed your pattern gets. This type of art is frameless and very unique – it will add interest to any wall.

Wall Collage"Tired of Blank Walls? Try These Framed Picture Alternatives"

Creating a wall collage is fun and easy; it’s a great way to use some of the things you already have. A wall collage is a gathering or grouping of items. Although the items may not immediately be seen as a ‘set,’ they are united by a common theme or color.

In some instances, this commonality can be a type of frame that is used, or as mentioned, each item in the collage may continue the color theme. It could also be a type of décor, style, or design that unites the pieces.

Wall collages include objects with three-dimensional interest. This can be things like vases, ceramics, clocks, candles, and other items. Many collages start with a larger anchor piece that grounds the grouping. Other pieces are added around that anchor.

Some of these wall decorations are massive in size, and others are relatively small. Some are whimsical, and others are rather refined.

No More Blank Walls

Whether you decide to hang prints or make a DIY string art or even create your own wall collage, turning blank walls into walls that have art is fun. It’s a great way to decorate your home with style and design. You’ll be proud of your artwork, and your home will feel more comfortable.

Debbie Allen is a content writer and online marketer who writes articles on topics designed to inform, empower, and entertain women. In a recent article, she discussed information about Gary Crittenden.



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