When you move into a new house I feel like getting art on the walls in any strategic way is one of the last things to happen. I was really surprised to visit Shannon's new house and find that not only had she hung art but it had involved way more then banging some nails in the wall and crossing your fingers (my approach).
With the help of her mom, they collected frames from antique stores and thrift shops, sprayed them a glossy white and then hung them. Sounds simple but you can tell by how well the frames are hung that some strategy was definitely involved. I love the framed birds - it really brings it to another level.
inspirational photo from Pottery Barn.
A sampling of other ways to use frames as decor: