How To Display Artwork Without Putting Holes In Your Walls

artabovefireplaceFrom My Domaine.


Hanging an elegant piece of artwork can be the finishing touch on making your new space truly feel like home. A great piece of art can tie a room together. But, if you’re renting, you may be hesitant to hammer those nails directly into the walls. If you damage the walls, then you might as well kiss that security deposit goodbye. Read on for 10 clever ideas about how to hang artwork with the least amount of damage to your walls.

Above: Why not display art on the mantel of a fireplace.

behind books on bookshelfFrom Apartment Therapy.


Place art behind books on a bookcase.

lean art against wallFrom Huffington Post. 


Try propping a large work directly against a wall.

ladderFrom Design Sponge. 


Do you have a ladder sitting around and collecting dust? It’s a clever way to display art!

low shelfFrom Deco Crush. 


Give this a try–if you have a low shelf, why not display some of your framed works on top?

washi tapeFrom Elv’s. 


We recommend washi or decorative tape as a headache-free way to hang prints.

bookcaseFrom Ikea. 


Why not display your works atop your favorite bookcase or dresser?

easelFrom Lonny. 


We love the idea of displaying art in your home atop a painter’s easel.

inside fireplaceFrom Huffington Post. 


If you have an unused fireplace, why not put it to good use and display some of your works inside?

layer small artFrom Design Sponge. 


How about layering several smaller pieces against one another–this can add a pop of color to the room.

About the Author

Katherine Henning is Senior Associate Curator at Saatchi Art. Need help finding art? Contact her via our free Art Advisory service here.