Basic frames are easy to come by—you probably have one lying around the house, and if not, they're a dime a dozen (ok, they're $1 each) at your local dollar store. But the art to fill them? That's typically the harder, much more expensive part. Instead, change your frame of mind and stop letting these pieces play supporting roles. In these DIY ideas, the frames steal the show.
HOW TO: Building a Gallery Wall. 1. Choose larger pieces as anchors. 2. Choose a color scheme. 3. Play with scale - vary the size and orientation of the art. 4. Keep at least 1.5" - 3" between each piece. 5. Allow at least 6" between the couch and the first frame. 6. Use 2 to 3 styles of frames. 7. Use different mediums of art - photography, art prints, gift wrap, decorative objects, etc.