NFTs: 3 Ways to Enjoy NFT Art at Home


Three avatars from the made-by-hand generative project The Other Avatars. Artwork by artists (left to right): Karenina Fabrizzi, Javiera Estrada, mr clement, and Campbell Laird.

In a post-pandemic world, many people now spend most of their time at home. Companies have started allowing employees to work remotely, and leisure activities that were once only in-person are now held online. As daily life has become increasingly digital so has art. 

Art collectors worldwide started to take notice of digital art during the crypto and NFT boom in August 2021. Today, those collectors, like many of us interested in buying NFTs, want to know how to display their digital art on and offline.

Below are three easy ways to show off your NFT Art collection:

1. Digital Display Frames

Similar to traditional picture frames, digital displays are frames that support and store image and video files, as well as NFTs. Most frames on the market are square or rectangular (16:9 aspect ratio). Although they are typically hung, some are portable and handheld. The real selling point for these digital displays is that, unlike traditional picture frames, they show high-resolution images with saturated colors that can be exported and replaced with a new set of images.

A selection of digital display frames from Netgear’s Meural.

Several mega-companies like Netgear Meural and Samsung and more emerging brands like Infinite Objects, Blackdove, and Tokenframe sell top-notch display frames for images and video animations. For an out-of-the-box display, Looking Glass provides the option to transform your NFT into a hologram.

A more budget-friendly alternative to a display frame is uploading your NFT to your laptop, tablet, or television as a screensaver.

2. Online NFT Exhibitions

For collectors with a more curatorial eye, the metaverse has a range of platforms that allow you to create your own NFT gallery. Platforms like Decentraland, CryptoVoxels, and Sandbox offer services that usually support some form of world-building; however, many of them also have tools to build a virtual space, like a gallery, where you can invite your friends and followers to come and see your online exhibition (similar to an IRL gallery opening). NFT collectors with more web3 experience might prefer using crypto-art websites, like Lazy or MOCA.

A photographic animation titled “Aglibol Malakbel” by Visions of the Future artist Boris Marinin.

3. Print Your NFTs

This one is pretty straightforward. You can always enjoy your NFT as a physical print as well. Solid NFT is an app that allows collectors to produce a print of their favorite digital NFT. Another great feature of this app is that it finds your NFT on the blockchain and uses that metadata to create a certificate of authentication to place on the back of the print. Alternatively, you can simply print the image file yourself and link a URL to a custom-generated QR code with the help of applications like Scanova and QRCode Monkey

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