10 Clever & Charming Ways to Use Wall Art

November 28, 2022 4 min read

creative ways to use wall art at home

So you love wall pictures. You've amassed quite a number of them, and truth be told, you may be running out of blank wall space to display them! But they're so pretty and it would be a waste not to show them off, right? We feel you! Read on to see creative tips and tricks to use your wall art besides hanging it on a blank wall.


1. Hide your circuit breaker panel.

Wall decor can ingeniously conceal less-attractive things on your wall, like the oh-so-visible circuit breaker. Just hang a nice wall sign to cover it and voila -- the eyesore becomes artwork! We highly recommend hanging a lightweight canvas wall print so you can easily remove and re-hang it whenever you need to. We have lots of ready-to-hang canvas prints on Gear Den, like this one:

Wall art pictured above: "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You" Irish Blessing Premium Canvas


2. Create a welcoming key hanger.

Our entryways are often filled with utilitarian objects such as shoe racks and key hooks. But since this is the first room you see when entering the house, why not make it more welcoming with wall art? You can make a more attractive wall key holder by matching it with a picture and maybe a small vase or tchotchke on top.

Wall art pictured above: "Before You Leave This Home, Always Remember..." Premium Canvas


3. Stack them on your console or mantel.

If you have different-sized wall art pieces that look great together, stack 'em! Choose a console table, mantel, or shelf in your home where you can lean these artworks, then display them with slight overlaps. Not only does this allow you to show multiple pictures, it also creates dimension that's more stylish than flat wall displays.

Wall art pictured above: Personalized Family Names On Tree Premium Canvas and "Enjoy Today" Premium Canvas


4. Jazz up your kitchen shelves.

Another busy, utilitarian area of the home is the kitchen, where shelves are often filled with odds and ends that end up looking cluttered. The solution? Curate what you put on visible shelves and arrange them with aesthetic items like art and plants. Now it's practical and pretty to look at!

Wall art pictured above: "Y'all Come Eat" Premium Canvas" and Personalized "Kitchen - Seasoned With Love" Premium Canvas


5. Create a faux headboard look.

No headboard? No problem! With a little pillow-arranging and wall-hanging, you can create a look that accentuates the head of your bed just like a headboard would. Go for pillows that match the width of your bed, then top them off with a wall art that matches the color of your sheets. Check out this example:

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Our Love Story" Premium Canvas


6. Separate an open-floor zone.

If you have an open floor plan, you may find it tricky to demarcate spaces, like your kitchen from your living room, for instance. But with some cleverly placed wall decor, you can create a separate look for a certain space. In our example below, a pair of like-colored wall pieces seem to 'wrap' the small dining nook:

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "We Aren't Step, Half -- We Are Family" Premium Canvas and Personalized "It's So Good To Be Home" Premium Canvas


7. Prettify your window view.

Not all of us are blessed with lovely country scenery when we look out our window. The good news is, interior decorators approve of leaning artworks on windows! Choose a picture with high visual impact, lean it on your windowsill, and pair with a potted plant or vase. Now that's a stylish view!

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Pickup Truck & Names On Hearts" Premium Canvas



8. Brighten a windowless room.

Speaking of windows, what if a room is completely windowless and in dire need of cheer? Bathrooms, hallways, and basements are some examples of this, and yes, wall decor is the answer! We're fans of decorating the powder room or toilet with whimsical (even silly) wall signs that lighten up an otherwise stark space.

Wall art pictured above: "Save Water - Shower Together" Premium Canvas


9. Camouflage your switches.

Light switches, outlets, and thermostats are more examples of wall features that aren't exactly aesthetic. Sometimes, they even ruin the look of a perfectly good wall. So what do you do? We really like this solution from Jones Design Co. -- they camouflaged their switches with a full picture gallery! Can you easily spot the thermostat and switch here?


10. Rotate them with the seasons.

Have you ever had too many wall pictures that you realized you need to trim them down? Don't worry, you won't have to toss any of them. Just switch out a few pieces every couple of months as you redecorate for the changing seasons. You'll find that many wall pieces are versatile: you can hang them for Christmas this year and then maybe July 4th next year. Note these examples from Gear Den:

Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Eat, Drink, & Be Merry" Premium Canvas


Wall art pictured above: Personalized "Family Tree - Names On Hearts" Premium Canvas


We hope these ideas inspire you to show off your wall art creatively! Which tips are you trying at home? Leave a comment!

If you liked the wall pieces featured here, you'll find more at GearDen.com. We have high-quality canvas prints with wood backing -- they're ready to display anywhere in your home. Browse now!



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