5 Tips for Displaying Artwork in a Small Space

Decorating can be tough, especially when it comes to small spaces. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still create a cosy atmosphere that incorporates all of your favourite elements, including artwork. In this blog post, we’re going to guide you through some easy and fun tips for displaying artwork in a small space – these tips are applicable for all art, regardless of whether you’re a fan of Matisse or Australian artist Hilary Herrman. So, let’s get started!

Think outside the frame

While framing artwork is generally the easiest (and most popular) way to hang it up, it’s not the only option. Consider displaying artwork on a clipboard, hanging it with washi tape, or using a magnetic poster hanger. These alternatives can help create a unique and playful atmosphere (not to mention they can be much more cost-effective than buying an expensive frame!).

Get creative with composition

When it comes to hanging artwork, don’t be afraid to experiment with composition. By this we mean clustering several small pieces together to create a gallery wall, or stacking a few larger pieces vertically. By playing around with different arrangements, you can transform a boring wall into a statement piece.

Use lighting to your advantage

Proper lighting can make all the difference when it comes to showcasing artwork. Consider installing a picture light above your favourite pieces or stringing fairy lights around the wall to create a cosy ambiance.

Incorporate unique pieces

Add interest to your space by incorporating unique pieces, such as sculptures or mixed media artwork. As an example, Australian artist Hilary Herrman’s deeply thoughtful and inspiring artwork can add an unexpected touch to any small living space. Try displaying her pieces on a floating shelf or alongside other favourite items.

Don’t forget about the floor

When you’re working with limited wall space, don’t underestimate the power of the floor. Adding a rug or floor cushion can create an inviting atmosphere while displaying artwork in a new and unexpected way. Consider leaning larger pieces of artwork against the wall or propping up smaller pieces on a shelf or table.

Decorating a small space can be challenging, but incorporating artwork doesn’t have to be

By thinking creatively and experimenting with different techniques, you can turn a tiny room into a stunning and personalised space. Good luck, and don’t forget to enjoy the process!