decor rule to break: frame and hang your art
When it comes to displaying art, there are a bevy of ways to go about it, aside from the traditional. Feel free to ditch the often pricey frames, or the idea that every single piece deserves a spot on the wall. We love the effortlessly chic feel of a handful of prints lazily stacked against a wall. Going frameless? Utilize fun accessories, such as an easel
, or take to the walls with some decorative tape
. Renters, take note.
When it comes to actually acquiring the art pieces themselves, start slowly. "I encourage my clients to check out local galleries for emerging artists," says Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design
. "Collecting art doesn’t have to be an intimidating - or expensive - process. Once they find a few pieces they love, we always spend a little time and money getting the pieces framed. The result is a burgeoning personal collection, which says a lot about the person or couple, which in turn makes their decor all the more interesting."