Pedal On: Bicycles as Decor

We know that our bikes provide a responsible (and not to mention healthy!) way to get around, but who knew they could also lend our abodes a does of lively style? Whether it may simply parking a two wheeler against a blank wall, or using some extra parts to liven up a room, we love how these ideas give biking an extra eco spin. Here are some looks that inspired us at Remodelista.

Above: Parked bikes and extra tires as window mullions at Mission Bicycle in San Francisco.

Above: This sculpture (seen on Apartment Therapy) incorporates bicycle handlebars.

Above: Seen at the London bicycle cafe, Lock 7, bike frames adorn a wall.

Above: In this photo by Toni Meneguzzo, these suspended bicycles add as much interesting depth to a wall as framed art.

For more two wheeling inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts Events: Bicycles at London Design Week, Storage: The Bike Shelf by Chris Brigham in SF and  Storage: Indoor Bicycle Storage Roundup.



Tom S.
Past Member about a year ago

Keep the balls rolling!! Nice posts you have given for us. Jimmy

Kath R.
Kath P5 years ago

The tires off gas so I don't think they should be kept inside.

KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Rose B5 years ago

Love it as I ride a bike

Aleksandra Lipka-kadaj

I've been doing this for years. One warehouse I lived in had a franken-bike we built with two frames, which was hanged upside down.

myra d.
myra d5 years ago


Cathy Noftz
Cathy Noftz5 years ago

Very crafty article!

Betsy M.
Betsy M5 years ago

lol Just visited a friend who has a bike wheel against an old white gate reminiscent of the wagon wheels often used around here. Amusing and interesting.

Monica D.
Monica D5 years ago

That's neat!

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago