Hanging pictures can be so tricky and sometime take much longer than it needs to. Here are some of my favorite tricks to hanging pictures to get them just right!
SIMPLE TIP FOR HANGING GALLERY WALLS:
I love gallery walls! They can showcase a family, beautiful artwork, special collectibles or all of the above! But, finding the best way to group items can be very time-consuming! Especially if you don’t like the way it looks on the wall and have to start all over again! That’s why I love this (genius) tip for using toothpaste! Dab a bit on the back of your picture and then gently press to “mark” your layout on the wall! If you don’t like the height or spacing then, wipe off and start again. If you do like it then, hammer away! This is a very EFFICIENT way to create and hang a great looking wall!
HOW TO EASILY ALIGN AND CENTER:
With so many different options for what to use when you hang your pictures, it can be confusing to find a method that is quick and brainless. I loved both of these posts that provide simple picture tutorials on how to use painters tape to align and center your pictures. I almost always use 2 nails, when I hang pictures (to avoid crooked pictures). However, I also like to avoid pounding a bunch of unnecessary nail holes my walls from needless guesswork!
Both these posts illustrate my meaning:
KEY TO USING YOUR SPACE WISELY:
Does your family spend most its’ time sitting in the family room, standing in the mudroom, walking down the hallway? Understanding the answers to these questions, can help you achieve the greatest impact when hanging pictures in any space. I loved this tutorial on where to hang pictures, based on space utilization because it provides detailed “rule of thumb” measurements: http://www.utrdecorating.com/blog/hang-pictures-10-easy-tips-remember/
RESEARCH: Spend a little time looking for inspiration BEFORE you start hanging pictures. I loved all of the great ideas packed into these posts: