A few years ago, I bought an enormous Bob Dylan poster. I knew I’d never splurge for a frame quite so large—it would cost many times the amount I paid for the actual poster. So it remained stored downstairs until earlier this year when I was ouout to host a brunch and I felt the living/dining room area needed a change.
It was an experiment at first. The husband said he felt like he was in a teenage girl’s bedroom in the ’80s (a framed photograph of a horse heightened this feeling). The teen had questions: “Who is that guy??” and “When are we taking that down?” Nevertheless, a few months later, the poster remains on the wall. I’ve grown to love seeing him every day. It’s like we’ve gone back in time 40 years and Giant Bob is strolling by outside.
To solve the frame problem, I used this nifty invention (similar versions here and here), which not only prevents the poster from rolling up, but also provides a frame-ish feeling—like maybe a step beyond dorm room decorating.
Still, I wondered if the poster was a little too unpolished or juvenile. So in an attempt to reassure myself, I took note of friends who recently hung art using alternative methods such as binder clips, and took to the web to find other examples of stylish interiors with frameless art. I had plenty to work with, and it looks like Bob will have a home on our wall for a little while longer.
See more ideas like this one at Apartment Therapy.
Here’s a nifty DIY idea.
Skirt hangers: genius.
Washi tape: perfect for an office or kid’s room.
And what I didn’t realize was that the previous version of my living room featured frameless art in the form of Marimekko prints (purchased here) wrapped around a canvas frame—so, framed, I guess, but internally. Photo via Apartment Therapy.