There were rumors, when all reading material became available digitally, print magazine wouldn’t survive. Nonsense! We still love magazines and even if we don’t always get around to reading them, they still come each month on subscription. Sure, you could throw them in the recycle bin. But why not display them while they’re current?
Instead of leaving current issues in a stack where you won’t remember to read them, use wire hangers to hang them individually. This is a great way to use all those wire dry cleaning hangers you have lying around. Hang one magazine on each hanger, about half way through the magazine so it hangs evenly. Use a nail or tack in the wall and hang the hanger on it. You can hang just one as a focal point near a place where you organize other current items like mail. Or, hang several of them (each on their own hanger) in an interesting configuration on a wall. This is a great option in the bathroom. Speaking of the bathroom, another neat way to display magazines is by hanging them on the horizontal towel racks. Many people now roll up clean towels and store them in a cabinet or basket. Rather than leave the towel racks empty, offer up current magazines.
Another great idea for using magazines to decorate your home is to create a display piece by folding some of the interior pages inward. As show in the photo, you can create a somewhat sculptural piece in the form of a heart. Make sure to use adhesive to permanently set it in place. We suggest using a magazine that is relevant to the room it’s in. Perhaps a fashion magazine in the bedroom/closet space, or a recipe magazine in the kitchen. What’s your favorite magazine?