Southwest Wall Art

Non-Traditional Places to Hang Artwork

Decorating with Wall Art

Does your Bay Area home need an aesthetic update? Consider this intriguing solution: hang art décor in unconventional locations. Here are some non-traditional places to get creative with art prints and explore the possibilities hidden in your home’s structure:

In front of windows. Nature provides an excellent backdrop for artwork. This tactic works in rooms with large windows or rooms that may benefit from a pop of color.

High up. Artwork does not have to hang at eye level. Place artwork above a bookshelf or other fixture that does not take up too much height in a room. Try placing wall art in strategic locations near a vaulted ceiling or above a doorway. But do so strategically and with a unified aesthetic end goal in mind, lest you want your home to look like an ill-conceived college dorm room.

Outdoors. Hanging art on a patio or porch can make the area feel like an extension of the home itself. (Just make sure you hang a well-protected art print, and not a valuable original!)

Staggered up staircases. Create an eye-catching assembly in a space normally reserved for photographs. Large and small pieces can fit beautifully and create pleasing spatial illusions, depending on what pieces you use.

Layered over other pieces. Overlap pieces for a truly original display. Try using pieces with complementary, but not matching, color schemes. The look will be warm, and it will create depth and color.

Bathrooms. Enhance a relaxing soak in the tub with a serene piece of art in eye view.

Kitchens. A landscape portrait placed over a windowless kitchen sink can bring luxury even to something mundane, like the dish washing experience.

Find the Perfect Art Decor for Your Home!

If you’re looking for the perfect art print, explore the masterpieces here at our online gallery, Nieto Fine Art. We have a number of contemporary oil and acrylic paintings, as well as high quality giclee prints. Contact us to learn more about our pieces or to discuss purchasing options. Call 415-347-8173 or fill out our contact form at