7 Easy-to-Update Gallery Wall Alternatives
Love the look of a gallery wall, but need to stay flexible? Not to worry. Read on for 7 easy ideas for displaying your art collection gallery style, sans the major planning and putting hundreds of holes in your walls.
Explore our new Inspired by Klimt collection for sensual original works or a bit of glimmer perfect for a romantic bedroom gallery. (Image: L: Golden Years, original abstract art with metallic accents by Saatchi Art artist bridget griggs and R: Julia, an original nude portrait drawn by Saatchi Art artist Roberto Torterolli)
1. Make a Mantelpiece Gallery
It’s easy to display a selection of framed art photography, original drawings, or small paintings on the mantel. Leaning artworks means no nails required, plus fireplaces offer a natural focal point any time of year, drawing all eyes to your favorite artwork.
2. Share Your Good Taste in the Kitchen
When you enjoy cooking or entertaining, spare kitchen shelves can be a great option for sharing a selection of contemporary art you love. Show off paintings, prints, or framed artworks on high shelves to keep your counters clear and your art collection in the spotlight.
3. Bump Up Your Bookshelves
Bookcases and built-ins provide lots of options for styling your own modern art gallery. Mix in some small paintings, sculpture, and photography with your library, or style a selection of framed artworks on top of a low bookcase.
For a different take, try hanging larger framed drawings or paintings on the front of the shelves. Use abstract artwork to add color and dimension to your displays.
4. Offer More Options With Picture Rail
Picture rail’s space and versatility offer an excellent gallery wall alternative for small urban spaces and rentals, or for emerging art collectors who want the ability to easily remix artworks as their collection grows.
Picture rail’s minimal footprint can save on valuable floor space while offering a wealth of flexibility for displaying and rearranging your growing art collection. (Image: Design and photo by Nest Design Studio, Courtesy of Houzz)
5. Learn to Lean…
…And layer your artworks for effortless appeal. Arrange groupings of your favorite paintings, prints and photos in a tabletop vignette for maximum impact with minimal marks on your walls. Varying heights when creating your art displays adds interest.
6. Get Basic Cable
Installing minimal picture cable is an unimposing option for making the most of available wall space, plus it’s a snap to display your modern art prints and photographic portraits.
7. Use Hangers and Clips for a Quick Fix
If you’re looking for an affordable and versatile way to display a collection of photos or fine art prints, consider using wooden hangers or metal clips to quickly hang your favorites without framing.
Affordable originals and quality art prints offer endless options for rounding out growing gallery walls and vignettes. Visit Saatchi Art’s Print offerings or our Portraits for $500 and under collection to find a new favorite today…