You know that gallery wall you’ve always been meaning to get around to? But the placement and the measuring and the hammer and the nails have got you rethinking your brilliant wall art plans? Yeah, I feel your pain. Put away the tools; I’ve got your perfect wall art. The lazy design dreamers solution to wall art: leaning wall art. The leaning wall art look is relaxed but still adds texture and drama; kind of a “I woke up like this” design vibe.
The key to decorating with leaning wall art is to use frames. Go to IKEA (love the RIBBA frames), Target, CB2, or shop Michaels (with a coupon, of course!) and buy basic frames to fit your prints (it’s a whole lot cheaper than having your art and prints custom-framed.) You can also layer them a bit for a bit more depth and dimension. The method works either leaning on the floor using bigger framed prints, or leaning on shelves. Try somewhere less expected, like on a fireplace mantle or a bathroom shelf, a closet or office or dining room, or a corner of an entryway for added impact.
Added bonus: you get to avoid holes in the walls (great for renters!) and it makes changing the photos and prints in your frames easier so you can update family photos and display seasonal and holiday prints and art.
Ready for a little inspiration? I’ve got 12 leaning wall art ideas, to be exact.
Monochromatic Black and White Leaning Wall Art via My Scandinavian Home
Colorful Leaning Wall Art in a Living Room via Femina
Framed Art Leaning on a Shelf in an Entryway via Coco Lapine Designs
Leaning Wall Art on a Floating Buffet Server via My Domaine
Framed Desert Print on Stand via Poppytalk
Leaning Art Prints via House & Hold
Leaning Wall Art on Shelves via French by Design
Leaning Framed Art in Black and White via My Scandinavian Home
So what do you think? Would you lean your art rather than hang it?
If you’re feeling ambitious, here are 10 gallery walls I’m loving right now.
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