Do you suffer from nail-to-wall phobia? You're not alone. Artfully Walls
consultant (and former domino
editor-in-chief) Michelle Adams says, "A lot of my friends are afraid to put holes in their walls, so they never frame and hang anything! In reality, walls couldn't be easier to fill — and, you can always opt to hang with velcro strips." That's right — it's okay to use 3M Command strips to hang prints. They don't destroy walls and allow you to be as indecisive as you want.
Framing is the other major hurdle. If you're unsure where to start, Adams suggest a simple gallery frame in either black, white, or light wood finish. "I choose the thinnest frame I can find (usually about 1/2" - 3/4") so that it doesn't overpower the art, and opt for a basic white mat to either surround the art or for it to float on," she says. "Artfully Walls
offers this exact style of frame and mat, which takes the guess work out of the framing process."
So many become paralyzed by the whole process (us included), but Adams says the main thing to keep in mind is to just buy what truly makes you smile (whether it's from a website or flea market), and get it up as simply as possible. Ahead, we found 50 art prints priced under $50 to get you going immediately.