So, you got that NFT you always wanted, but now you want to know how to display your precious crypto art. If you want to display your NFT in your home, there’s an abundance of choices. With digital frames and displays becoming commonplace, many NFT frames and displays actually connect to your crypto wallet. However, it’s totally possible to print and frame your NFT with some novel methods too.
Perhaps you want to display NFTs in the metaverse, or in virtual galleries and VR and XR. Fear not! This guide will give you the tools to display your favourite NFT in the best way possible. These days, there are NFT galleries, Virtual NFT spaces, and countless more options on the crypto art display market.
So whether it’s an NFT compatible TV you’re after, or something a bit more specific for displaying NFTs; here are our top 7 ways to Display NFTs in the real and virtual worlds.
1. Display NFT Art Using A Digital Photo Frame
Digital photo and video frames are a great means to display NFT art at home. Firstly, let’s look at the best NFT frames specifically designed to display crypto art. If you’re investing in an NFT frame, ensure the frame supports the format of your NFTs. Plus, make sure to research its picture quality and storage capacity.
Tokenframe, for instance, offers real wooden NFT frames with both 2K and 4K options in anti-glare screens. Using the Tokenframe app, users can simply sign in to their crypto wallet and access their NFT gallery to display the NFTs. App users can also control the background colour, artwork size, and more.
The UK-based Decentralized Displays offers both wooden frames and acrylic displays. Users have the option to change the NFT at any time and can put in any artwork they want.
Ionnyk calls itself “the world’s first e-paper digital art frame”. Essentially, Ionnyk makes use of e-paper technology to give its art photos a final quality akin to ordinary ink on paper. Besides, just like physical paper, Ionnyk’s screens reflect light toward the viewer’s eyes. Moreover, these frames only consume power when the displayed picture changes. In short, Ionnyk helps you display your NFTs in their finest form.
Infinite Objects, a New York City-based startup, focuses on “video prints”. Essentially these are looping video frames perfect for displaying animated art. However, once printed, there is no way to change it or even pause or rewind the video that is on loop forever.
Plus, these displays are not strictly specific for NFTs. Despite that, both Beeple and Steve Aoki have used Infinite Object NFT Display Frames thus far.
Meural Canvas frame from Netgear
Another great option is the Meural Canvas frame from Netgear. Known for home WiFi, Netgear released this impressive NFT display frame which uses its own Meural app for iOS and Android. Using this, you can easily add both NFT images and videos to your high-quality NFT Display. It has a full-HD, anti-glare display, and comes with a playlist feature allowing you to curate how the NFTs are displayed.
Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame.
This frame is suitable for those looking for a cheaper option to display their crypto art. The Dragon Touch digital picture frame comes with an IPS touch screen display that can both play videos and display images. Further, you can upload videos of up to 30 seconds in length and can store a maximum of 40,000 images.
Samsung’s NFT Frame
Doubling as a TV and an NFT frame, this one is an excellent choice for NFT collectors to display their pieces. In March 2022, Samsung announced a partnership with Nifty Gateway to develop the first-ever smart TV NFT platform. In a nutshell, Samsung’s upcoming TVs will have an in-built NFT platform to browse, trade, and buy digital art.
Obviously, the TVs will display your crypto art as well. In fact, the Samsung frame is so designed that it resembles a framed piece of artwork. This is all thanks to the anti-glare, low-reflection panel technology.
With the rise of Cardano, Nano frames have also joined the list, providing a service to the ADA NFT crew. Nanoframes is the first and only NFT frame catering to Cardano NFTs. Simply connect your Cardano wallet to the frame and download and start the NANO Smartphone App. From the app, you can select the NFT you want to display, pick a layout and display duration, and you’re all set!
2. How To Turn Your Digital NFT Art Into A Physical Piece Of Artwork
While NFTs mainly represent digital art, some projects release physical versions too. For example, Christie’s youngest artist, FEWOCiOUS, sent physical copies of his works on request. Damien Hirst also has a physical copy of each of his NFTs.
However, if your NFT didn’t come with a physical copy, you still have a good few options to display your NFT art at home.
A great example of a company turning NFTs into “physical art” is Solid NFT. Specializing in premium aluminium plate printing, Solid NFT makes real-life artworks which are “strong”, “beautiful”, and stay “intact for decades.” So essentially, they are perfect for displaying your NFT art in your house!
“Combining colour brilliance, superior durability, and archival qualities makes this printing method the perfect choice for Solid NFT reproduction,” they added in a previous interview with NFTevening.
Nifty Slabs is another great choice to display your crypto art by turning it into a physical piece. Essentially, the platform turns your NFT into a unique 1 of 1 printed and slabbed, high quality, physical collectible. You are then free to display your NFT art or even trade or sell it!
The process to create the NFT slabs is pretty straightforward. Nifty Slabs will first verify you are the owner of the NFT you want to slab. Then, they will turn your NFT into a 1/1 physical collectible with personalised traits and other details.
3. Display your NFTs on Social Media
Thanks to NFTs’ explosive growth, a range of big brands, including tech giants have forayed into the space. What’s more, several social media companies have also started integrating NFTs into their platforms. In other words, you can now flaunt your NFTs on major social media sites as well!
Twitter hexagon PFP
Twitter introduced blue NFT integration early this year. With this feature, you can now set your NFTs as your Twitter PFP. Essentially, Twitter users can pay $2.99 to get the Twitter Blue subscription. Once subscribed, you can connect your NFT wallet to your Twitter account and choose an NFT as your PFP. Once verified, the PFP will be displayed as a soft hexagon in place of the original circular icon.
In early May, 2022, Instagram started testing digital collectibles with select US NFT creators and collectors. The feature allows NFT owners and creators to connect their wallets to Instagram and share the NFTs they want on the social media site. Once shared, the posts will have a “shimmer effect” along with displaying the public information. Currently, Instagram supports NFTs on Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, and Flow.
Other Social Networks
Soon after Twitter’s NFT PFP feature went live, Reddit too announced it is testing a similar feature. Similarly, Spotify is also testing a new feature which will allow artists to display their NFT collections. However, the feature is currently available to only a select number of Android users.
4. Display Your NFTs In Virtual Galleries
If none of these options quite fit the bill, there are plenty of online NFT galleries for you to choose from. These allow you to display your NFTs without any hassle. Here are some of the top websites to display your NFT gallery:
Showtime is more of an NFT social media site that lets you create a profile much like an Instagram page and then display your NFT art. Once you connect your wallet to the website, it automatically creates a profile featuring all your NFTs. You can also follow other artists and collectors and like, share, or comment on any NFTs.
Lazy is backed by billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and offers the “laziest” way to showcase your assets. In other words, the website offers a simple way for collectors to create an account and connect wallets. At least for the time being, the site doesn’t offer much else.
Pixlr Genesis is an upcoming decentralized digital art museum from the photo editing giant, Pixlr. The gallery, which is set to launch in early 2022, will offer NFT tools and art drops. More importantly, it follows an innovative concept where NFT artists and collectors decide what to display in the museum.
Virtual Galleries Using VR To Display NFTs
OnCyber is one of the most popular virtual galleries among NFT artists and collectors. In fact, OnCyber offers the easiest way to display your NFTs in a fully immersive 3D or virtual reality form. Importing your NFTs from Metamask and choosing from a range of available templates/experiences is, thankfully, very simple. Plus, you can display NFT and crypto art you have collected or created. What’s more, you can explore OnCyber’s NFTs on display for free!
The platform offers four types of spaces: Free, Curated, Factory, and Collectibles. Firstly, Free spaces allow you to curate your own art space by giving it a title, description, banner, and more. Accordingly, the other three are designed in collaboration with select artists to create unique art spaces.
A social and collaborative platform, Spatial allows you to create your own virtual galleries on their platform. You can create your room in Spatial and easily display both 3D and 2D NFTs. Anyone can visit the gallery using VR headsets, mobile devices, or any web browser.
5. How To Display Your NFT In The Metaverse
No NFT display list is complete without mentioning the metaverse. There are virtual worlds or shared virtual spaces that bring together augmented reality (AR) virtual reality (VR) and Extended Reality (XR) to create immersive experiences.
While VR will take you to a virtual world, AR can transform your real-world spaces. Even Facebook, which recently rebranded to Meta, hinted their metaverse would have augmented reality capabilities.
In metaverses, you can buy a parcel of land, build your virtual gallery, and display your NFT art as you would do in the real world. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular metaverses in the market.
Metaverse giant Decentraland, hosts scores of galleries and regularly holds art shows that connect collectors with artists.
Voxels, previously named crypto voxels, is home to many galleries, particularly in the Gangnam District.
6. Extended Reality and AR NFT Displays
XR and AR platforms allow you to enhance your everyday life and display NFTs in the real world. Here are some of the best examples of XR and AR platforms to display NFTs.
Overly is a do-it-yourself AR platform that brings any NFTs into the real world through AR. The platform’s aim is to make the creation of AR experiences hassle-free. For this reason, it is compatible with any NFT on OpenSea and you can launch the NFTs straight from the marketplace. Due to its OpenSea integration, bringing your NFTs to life is as easy as “copy-paste”.
Spheroid Universe sells digital land in the real world. Basically, they are selling every single plot of land in the real world. You could open a real-life XR art gallery to display your NFTs. Alternatively, you could rent out your land to fantastic NFT artists to use for NFT gallery space.
7. Display Your NFT In A Real Life Art Gallery
You can go a step further and display your NFT in all its glory in real-life art galleries as well! There are several real-world NFT galleries across the globe that caters to NFTs.
imnotArt gallery in Chicago
imnotArt gallery in Chicago is the first of its kind in the city. Founded by artists, collectors, and programmers, imnotArt’s virtual and physical galleries have exhibited over 300 artists.
The B.L.A.C. Gallery at the Art Place in Denver
This all-Black gallery was created to commemorate Black History Month and displays NFT art on vintage CRTs, and TV and computer screens.
Superchief Gallery NFT
Touted as the first dedicated NFT gallery in the world, Superchief Gallery NFT is another great option to display your NFTs. The artist-run gallery has a 10-year history of supporting artists. While its NFT gallery is located in New York City, it has warehouses in multiple locations.
Display Your NFT in Traditional auction houses
Traditional auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s have also been vocal about their support of NFTs and have conducted numerous high-profile exhibitions. A good example includes Sotheby’s Natively Digital curated NFT sale. Moreover, the House of Fine Art (HOFA)’s gallery in London also holds NFT exhibitions.
Final Thoughts On Choosing The Best Display For Your Digital NFT Art
There are some things you have to keep in mind before making the leap, especially if you are buying a frame. For example, ensure the frame supports the format of your NFTs, displays images or videos in the highest quality, and has the right storage capacity. The file format is an important criterion to consider when choosing an online gallery or website as well.
However, at the end of the day, when it comes to choosing your NFT display, you are spoilt for choice! Ultimately, the best choice would depend on the type of NFT or crypto art you own, and your personal display preferences. So, as we often advise, make sure to do your own research and scope out your options to display your precious crypto art.