One of the first steps in making a space feel like home is hanging photos and art. Here is a guide with tips & tricks to easily hang your art & pictures, and have it look like an expert did it!
Start with choosing a layout of your pictures or art. See the below pictures for some good ideas! (There are more inspirational pictures of arrangements if you scroll to the bottom!)
Then hang pictures evenly and easily by placing a single strip of masking tape over the back covering the two holes. Mark each end of the tape where the nails need to go, then take the tape off and put it on the wall. Make sure the tape is level, then insert your nails where the markings are on the tape.
Or, if you’re hanging multiple pictures in an arrangement, you can also try this to align everything evenly. Just place each art or picture frame on a piece of paper and trace it, then cut it out and tape it to the wall. This allows you to arrange all the pieces and make sure they’re balanced before you put in nails and hang up the actual pictures. You can also mark on the papers where the nail holes need to go, and put the nails in right where those spots for them are on your paper templates.
Need to hang a picture but there is nothing on the back to hang it from? Once you are done with your soda, turn the tab around. Using a pair of pliers grab the bottom (short end) of the tab and bend the tab down into the mouth of the can while pulling up at the same time. This will ensure that the ring is still intact so that you can attach it to the back of your frame with a screw and hang your photo.
Also, you can keep picture frames from rubbing against the wall and damaging it by gluing an eraser to the corners of the frame.
Some frames have a stand on the back, don’t be afraid to pull those off so that they lie flat on the wall.
Another tip, use double sided tape to keep the pictures from moving inside the frame.
Here are some more inspirational pictures for different types of arrangements!