Nobody wants their home to feel like a museum, but a few framed artwork can add flair to empty walls. Whether you’re adding something to talk about, making a personal statement, or looking for an opportunity to brag about that one art history class you took in college, bringing art into your home is a surefire way to add a tasteful touch of creativity to lend.
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Never use tacks or pins to showcase your growing collection. Frames make professional and amateur art look better in your home. With young children running around, frame some of their masterpieces and see if your guests can tell the difference between their art and the work of a professional.
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Arrange your frames in a symmetrical grid or row to highlight your favorite print or photo series.
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Or, for a bohemian look, curate a gallery wall with eclectic images and frames. Start with a larger piece or two in the center of your wall and fill in the surrounding spaces with smaller pictures. Only the use of black or white frames ensures that this random look doesn’t get out of hand.
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Museum quality pieces
If your budget isn’t quite getting you at Christie’s or Sotheby’s, there are still a variety of options online for aspiring artists for a lot less than it costs to buy one of these balloon dog sculptures. Check out Print Process for minimalist renderings of your favorite concert posters, or visit Saatchi Art online for original prints and paintings.
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Art in unexpected places
Aside from the obvious placement of art over your sofa or bed in the living room, select art in stairwells and entrance areas can add a measure of artistic brilliance to otherwise obtuse nooks and crannies.
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