How to Hang Art on Windows & My Colorful Sunroom

Remember the custom pet portrait I had done of my dog Sushi? Well, I finally got around to framing it and love the way it turned out. I don’t have much wall space in my house so I am sharing my solution which is how to hang art on windows plus I’ll give you a peek into my colorful, plant filled, vintage-modern sunroom.

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I was going to go with a ready made frame but wanted to to make sure this art got the VIP treatment it deserves. I wanted UV protection to keep it from fading and non reflective glass to eliminate reflections plus I wanted to have a large selection of mats and frames to choose from so I headed to Michaels. I encourage you to pick the brain of the framer because my guy really knew his stuff. I narrowed the frame down to something in the brass family and love the way the color picks up the earth tones in the art. I chose the thicker, flat brushed brass frame in the lower right corner of the pic below.

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I brought it home and propped it on my mantel and while I love the look of it there, I’m the type of gal who is constantly changing up the look of my mantel so I wanted to find the perfect home for it.

Love this whimsical pet portrait with colorful pattern and color and lots of plants kellyelko.com #petportrait #originalpainting #originalart #manteldecor #bohodecor #vintagedecor

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It looks great over the sofa in my sunroom and love the way it hangs on a wall of windows. This is one of those “decorating rules” that was made to be broken. Layering art over a window is a great way to bring in color and interest.

The plants in the painting are in this room so it worked out perfectly.

I haven’t shared my sunroom in ages. The dresser is an estate sale find I painted years ago and I cut a hole in the the middle of the old school map so it acts like a frame around the TV.

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Sushi loves perching on top of the sofa like a cat and watching the world go by. Now she can admire her portrait too!

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My next door neighbor snapped this pic from inside her house of my dog staring at her (that’s my house across the way) and I could not stop laughing!

Clearly Sushi is not handling social distancing very well!

Peeping Tom Dog! kellyelko.com #funnydog

I’m glad I didn’t let a little thing like lack of wall space stop me from finding the perfect place on a wall of windows to hang my favorite painting.

My girls are back from college and will be taking online classes so I need to declutter their desks that are on the other side of the sunroom so they can get to work. I’m sure Sushi will sit close by on the sofa for moral support.

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21 Comments

  1. That’s a beautiful painting and it does look great there! Kelly, it’s nice to open an email that doesn’t go on about the virus. That’s for a normal moment!

  2. Thank you for your frequent posts over the past few days. I found your blog recently and love stopping by for a bit of cheer and distraction in this difficult time. Your sunroom and Sushi made my morning.

  3. Love how you hung the painting. Also love what you did with the wall map. I almost bought one last month but thought it was too much on the wall by itself. Brilliant to use it behind the TV!

  4. I love your sunroom and picture, it is a happy and lovely place to sit and be content with what’s going on. I wondered if your girls would be coming home, now you have lots of company which Sushi should be very happy with (lots of attention). It’s a good time to get things done since i can’t go to exercise class or just run around with friends.

    1. Sushi is thrilled to have everyone home. More opportunities for crumbs to fall on the floor! I hope you are doing well Marlene. My friends and I were just saying we need to go on a 6 foot apart walk soon!

  5. Love and appreciate how you work with what you have! The beautiful painting looks great on the windows. Such a great idea! Glad you get to have your girls home. Love Sushi in the window.🐢😊

  6. It’s perfect in that spot…I always did like that painting. I do have one quick question? How in the heck do you take pictures so clear facing the sunlight.. lol.. mine be dark .. uggghhh.. drives me crazy

  7. Love the Sushi portrait on your mantel. Not too crazy about hanging pictures on windows. Lack of wall space is a problem with open concept homes. I love my separate rooms, cozy and lots of room for pictures as well as furniture! Love your home too. And Sushi is sooooo cute!

    1. Thanks Sandi! My home was built in 1903 so it’s definitely not open concept! I love all the light that comes with having tons of windows but it does make finding room to display art a challenge.

  8. Love the Sushi portrait on your mantel. Not too crazy about hanging pictures on windows. Lack of wall space is a problem with open concept homes. I love my separate rooms, cozy and lots of room for pictures as well as furniture! Love your home too. And Sushi is sooooo cute!

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