Interesting items used as wall art makes for an interesting interior. By using unexpected items you create an element of surprise and create conversational pieces. Some things to be considered when hanging unusual items on the wall is to make sure they are not too heavy. Look for things that have handles and can be easily hung with small hooks.
Coffee mugs are fun and interesting to hang on the wall, because they can be hung by the handle, using small hooks. Hang mugs in a symmetrical manner to bring cohesion to the placement. You can either use the same style mugs in different colors, or hang a variety of mugs. Choose hooks that can be painted the same color as the wall.
Ceiling medallions, used as wall art can be a way to add personality to any room. Paint and finish them yourself for a look that is customized for the interior. Medallions tend to be rather ornate. Hang these elaborate pieces in a formal dining or living room.
Hang antique door knockers for a vintage look. Either hang them together as a grouping, or hang them individually. These pieces can be left as is, if you like the way they look. If you are not fond of their finish, they can be easily refinished easily.
Non-working musical instruments are fun to hang. If the instruments are working and regularly used, they can be hung on the wall, to keep them safe when they are not being used. Guitars add a soulful energy to a room. Brass instruments add an energetic mood and look pretty because they shine and reflect light.
Hang a piece of drift wood, horizontally and then hang a slightly smaller painting or print over the wood. This gives the art an unexpected base and adds interest to an otherwise, normal display of art.
Old cameras are fun to hang to make a vintage look. The cameras can be found at flea markets or antique malls. They do not need to be in working condition because they are simply on display. They can be easily hung on hooks by the neck strap.
What are your ideas for fun and unexpected items to hang in your home?