For art lovers, renting can seem like the kiss of death. Because when you can’t drill into walls, all those large artworks — especially the ones with heavy frames and glass — have to remain on the floor, or worse, in the garage. So how can you get your art fix when renting? Here’s seven easy ways.
Grab yourself a poster (40x50cm) and display it in this bargain wooden poster hanger (Editor’s note: since publishing this hanger has sold out. However, click here for another great option). Available from Typo in vintage or natural for $12,99, simply slide the poster between the wooden hangers and hang anywhere you like! It’s super light, so when it comes to hanging a temporary, damage-free wall hook will do the trick.
The self-adhesive extra-large Wall Stamps from Quercus & Co can be removed and reused over and over. Simply peel the backing paper away and stick to the wall. A bold, nostalgic decal for any room, they come in a variety of patterns, colours and sizes. Prices start from $45.
Featuring interchangeable letters, so you can personalise your lighting, the Compact Lightbox from Page Thirty Three is designed and handcrafted in Australia. Available in three finishes for $199.95, place it on your desk, sideboard or shelf.
Handmade from cotton, wool and yarn the one-of-a-kind wall hangings from Maypole Design are truly something special. With a Large Hanging retailing for $80 (super affordable considering they take eight hours to make) they are created by entrepreneurial teen Maisie Callcott, who started her business at 12 (learn about her here). Hang with a temporary wall hook.
A stylish and personal feature for your home, these custom self-adhesive Family Rules Wall Stickers make boring, fun! Coming in a broad range of colours, you can choose your own wording (and get a proof before printing). Easily removed from the backing paper, the fabric wall sticker can be moved over and over again. Available for $199.95 from The Wall Sticker Company.
The Arrow Sculpture ($65) is made from natural twigs, so no two pieces are the same. Available from Twiggargerie in a large range of colours, the arrow measures approximately 40cm in height and can be hung with a damage-free wall hook.
The Everything, All At Once Wall Hanging from Belinda Marshall features a digital print on Belgian cotton/linen fabric. Printed, cut and sewn in Melbourne, Australia, it costs $245 (excluding dowel or cord). And better yet is light enough to be held up by a temporary hook.
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