It's almost as if the freestanding wall in this Minnesota loft serves as a frame for the large abstract oil. Two white leather and polished nickel chairs have been placed in front of the painting, making it even more a part of the scheme.
Vintage botanical posters loosely pinned to the wall create a light and airy effect.
This Dutch bedroom is the essence of Scandinavian chic. The unstreched canvas seems to be applied to the wall with some type of adhesive. There is a peacefulness to the simply printed, inevitably meaningful text.
This wouldn't have worked if there were, say, only four or five prints pinned to the wall. But there are 40 leaf prints hanging above this sideboard in a large rectangular scheme that covers the entire wall. Dramatic!
Leaning this unframed landscape painting against the wall right beneath the lamp keeps the wall untouched and peaceful. It's a tactic that allows adding a touch of artwork in the bedroom without making it the center of attention. And leaving walls untouched in the bedroom helps create a tranquil environment.
The whole unframed-oil-portrait thing seems to be a staple that is sticking. Left and right, collections of thrift store paintings of people, usually unframed, are being showcased. It's a fresh, whimsical and fun style.
Stringing kids' artwork across the wall using clothespins or some other type of clip is a perfect way to appoint a child's room. And the functional aspect is especially terrific; interchanging pieces is as easy as unpinching a clip.
The Polaroid picture is back. Take advantage of the white border around every frame by simply posting the photos to the wall in a big geometric grouping. In this case, Japanese tape adds a touch of flair.
Ever find a piece of fabric that could actually be a painting? Why not wrap that around a canvas and make it one? Again, no need for a frame here. The boldness of the patterned print looks great standing alone in this little boy's bedroom.
A frame would ruin this tranquil look; I can't think of a style that would suit this ethereal painting. Coupling it with the modern sofa upholstered in beige linen makes the space feel perfectly Zen.