Ah the dreaded task of hanging art in your home. Who hasn’t avoided the task of hanging anything on the walls, only in a moment of panic just to get the job done, take a hammer and a nail to the wall without measuring at all. While that works in a pinch, there are some easy tricks to the trade to properly hang a picture (minimal dread guaranteed).
- Make a plan. Determine the weight, size and shape of what you are hanging as well as the material of the walls.
- Have the necessary supplies ready. The basics include a measuring tape, hammer, nails and pencil. Bonus points if you have a jar of spackle and touch up paint too. Double sided adhesive strips and a stud finder are always a great to have on hand. Also, note that nails are not the only option – you can always lean art or try a picture shelf or rail.
- Measure and mark. Just like the old adage says “measure twice, cut once” – measure twice, hang once. It’s also important to note that the center of a framed piece should be 57 inches above the ground (pictures that are hung too high is something we see all the time in homes). If you are creating a gallery wall, a great hack is to use the paper inserts from the frames as a rough guide for sizing and spacing on the wall. Tape them up and see how it looks.
- Go for it. Art is meant to be enjoyed so get it up on those walls.
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