6 Unexpected Places to Hang Art in Your Home

6 Unexpected Places to Hang Art in Your Home

The purpose of art is to delight our eyes. It comes in many shapes, sizes, materials, and colors. It can be hung, leaned, or put on displays, and it will always have the power to light up a room. However, not many people know that there isn't a right or wrong way to display art, just as there isn't a right or wrong place to put it. Therefore, we thought of some unexpected places to hang art in your home that you might have overlooked. So read our article to find out how you can decorate your home most delightfully. Also, you will have plenty of ideas and inspiration that will assist you in answering the question, "Where do I begin decorating?".

Hanging art outdoors

Who says that art is to be displayed only indoors? We believe that any place that you like to spend time in is worth being enriched with a bit of art. Therefore, if you enjoy spending time on your porch, deck, or patio, you can make them look more welcoming and colorful. Place some vivid paintings over the furniture on the deck or the fireplace on the patio. Just make sure that the place you choose for hanging art is safe and protected.

A big backyard with garden furniture and art.

If your patio's walls are tall, arrange artwork so that its center is about 5 feet above the ground. This way, everyone walking in or out may easily view the art. Plus, it will be a great view to have when you want to sit and relax in comfort outdoors.

Hang art in the kitchen

Some of us spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen, preparing meals, planning our days, and so on. As a result, if you have to spend a lot of time in one room, you can make the space more enjoyable. And, if you find the kitchen as one of the unexpected places to hang art in your home, we sure don't. Several locations might benefit from a touch of art that you may not have considered. For example, above the kitchen cabinets or directly on the cabinet doors are great places for hanging artwork.

A kitchen with a tall ceiling and a painting

Also, you can place some artwork behind the plates and bowls on open shelving or behind a glass opening of a cabinet. Not to mention hanging art right on the walls by or above the sink, especially if you don't have a window. It will be something lovely to gaze at while doing dishes.

Bathroom art check

Bathrooms are the place where you should be able to relax after a long day of work. Just imagine sitting in a tub filled with bubbles and gazing at a beautiful nature painting. You could just imagine yourself being on a sunny beach or exploring an exotic jungle. Or, you could make the place look more colorful with some collages. In addition, you can also place a fun portrait or sketch above the sink, where the mirror should go. That can bring a smile to your face early in the morning when you brush your teeth. Moreover, we shouldn't forget about The throne. You can use the space around the toilet to hang bathroom rules or some smaller pieces of art that will fill the unusable space. 

A small bathroom with three photographs.

Just make sure that the paintings you display have glass on them. Water and steam can cause damage to the canvas.

The laundry room as an art display

The laundry room is another place where we spend a lot of time. We do the sorting, washing, folding, ironing, and other chores. However, the time that we spend there can be more pleasant than staring at empty walls. You can, for example, make the room more lively with some nature artwork or abstract collages. Or you can place nicely framed motivational quotations that will keep you focused on your chores.

A laundry room with a big piece of art in the hallway.

You only need to hang some art to make the place look more attractive and enjoyable. If you manage to do so, the time you will spend there working will just fly. Or, even better, you will find yourself awaiting the time when you have to do the washing with enthusiasm. Yes, a good and proper piece of art can have that effect on you.

Art up corners and small spaces

If you live in a small house or have recently moved into a small flat, you may not have enough wall space to exhibit all of your favorite artwork. However, there are ways to display artwork in a room, even with limited space. You can create a cozy home environment and make the place feel like home after moving in by decorating hard-to-use spaces such as nooks. Also, you can use narrow spaces beneath the stairs or around corners. Place some family photos or small paintings of different shapes and create a more friendly and cozy corner. There you can place a chair and a bookshelf and enjoy hours of relaxing and reading in your new favorite spot in your new home.

A chair in a corner with a small print above it.

Fireplaces ask for art

And we aren't talking here about the usual: hang the painting over the fireplace. We are talking about using your fireplace the best way you can. If the fireplace is out of use, for example, you can place some shelves inside of it. On the shelves, you can then display the artwork that you love. Or, you can give up on the shelves and just lean your favorite watercolor painting on a fireplace backboard. You can even place some small lights on the fireplace mantle that will highlight the art piece. Also, you can hang a painting between the mantel and the fireplace or lean it on the mantel.

An oversized piece of art on a mantel.

Final thoughts

As previously said, there is no right or wrong place to display artwork. You can use any free space you have in any room. And most importantly, art doesn’t need to be hung only on walls. Therefore, we encourage you to use your imagination and find other unexpected places to hang art in your home.