Stylist Secrets: Ways to Display Art Without Putting Holes in the Walls — Renters Solutions

Above: you could lean an oversized piece on top of a dresser or credenza — no hanging required. We’ve rounded up 12 ways to transform your space with artwork — all while leaving your walls untouched. And nothing is quite as much of a bummer as finding the perfect apartment and realizing that you can’t put any holes in the walls — or that the walls are made of plaster or concrete or some other nail-unfriendly substance. That’s when you’ve got to get creative. Or lean multiple smaller pieces next to each other in groups. Have an occasional chair that you really like the look of but don’t sit in often? Lean art behind shelves on a bookcase. A ladder makes a nice impromptu bookshelf — and a great place to hang art. Or, if you’re feeling really bold, on the front of the bookcase itself. Nothing makes a space quite like the right artwork. Why not display art on the mantel of — and even inside — a non-working fireplace? I love the idea of using pant hangers to display art. Or on top of the bookcase… (Image credits: Femina; BHG; Mokkasin; Wit and Delight; Design Sponge; Scandinavian Deko; Old Brand New Blog; Design Sponge; Lonny; Lonny; Lonny; Elle Decor)

Updated: 08.11.2014 — 23:56