10 Unique Wall Art Display Ideas That Aren’t Another Gallery Wall

So you've collected works by your favorite artist and are ready to start decorating your home. But before you hammer and nail anything to the walls, why not go over all of your options first? We know (and love) how art can look amazing when hung up on a gallery wall, but just in case the decor trend isn't for you, we tracked down all the cool and alternative ways to spice up your art collection. Read on, and get ready to decorate with these unique art display ideas that'll have you saying “gallery wall, what?" in no time!

Layer Your Art Over Shelves

minted layered shelves

These artful shelves, available in natural wood, copper, black, white and whitewash, are an elegant way to display photos and prints, making it easy to interchange them with the season or your mood. (via Minted)

Hang Prints on a Clothesline

art prints on clothesline

There's something so simple (and affordable) about hanging your favorite art prints along a clothesline. As your collection progresses, easily upgrade your decor by clothes-pinning something new. (via Pop Sugar)

Stack Your Art Frames

diy pressed plant artwork

Take your love of all things green up a notch by pressing houseplants with DIY framed palm fronds and leaves. Pressed between pieces of glass, foliage has an ultra-modern look, and frames layered over each other add a twist to the typical gallery wall. (via Alana Jones-Mann)

Lean Your Frames on the Floor

large artwork frames on floor

For that cool, laid-back look, lean your art frames vertically against the wall. The undone effect gives your home a nonchalant, elevates, lived-in touch and is the perfect solution for renters who have to follow a “no nails" rule. (via Amelia Metromode)

Make an Art Mobile

diy art mobile

There are tons of ways to display art, but this one takes the cake for its cool DIY angle. With a branch and some string, you can create an art or photo mobile for a unique display that has a handmade touch and loads of personality. (via Fawn Deviney)

Hang Art with Skirt Hangers

skirt hangers to display art prints

Not sure what to hang up? No problem. Skirt hangers give you the flexibility of switching things up as your art collection evolves. Plus, you can paint skirt hangers in a variety of colors to match your decor. (via Home Designing)

Stack Your Art Among Books

leaning art with books

The leaning look is the ultimate cool way to display your art. Use stacks of books on the floor to add another layer of the undone look to your home. (via Curbed New York)

Load Up Your Built-In Shelving

art on shelves how to hang art

For a full-fledged art display, add lots of shelves behind the couch or in a reading nook. Lots of framed pieces in a limited color palette help give your bold showcase a unified look. (via Apartment Therapy / Annika von Holdt)

Use Gallery Rails To Hang Frames

Gallery Rails To Hang Frames

Traditional molding in your home actually creates an easy way to hang up art. Simply hook a picture or gallery rod to hang up framed pieces for a vintage-inspired display. (via The Kwendy Home)

Display Art on Floating Shelves

floating shelves in living room to hang art prints

Simple floating shelves give plain walls a mountain of decorating opportunities. An eye-catching art display like this is so simple to pull off — just place framed pieces in scattering heights, and voilà! (via Transitoinicial)

What creative ways have you found is perfect for hanging art? Let us know @BritandCo!

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