Tips On Hanging Pictures On The Wall

Decorating the wall with pictures and artwork is not as easy as it seems. Choosing a theme is important as well as picking the right pictures that will turn any empty wall into a lively and interesting one. If you want to achieve great results, then you have to understand that the task is something you must not take for granted. Moreover, there are some considerations that you need to take into account.

Whichever part of the house you are decorating, it’s important that you create a focal point. When it comes to arranging pictures on the wall, this is also a principle you must consider especially if you’re attempting to hang three or more frames. Aside from finding a focal point, it would also be  ideal to draw a sketch of the actual formation of the pictures just to have a preview.

Maintain a tight space between smaller pictures to create one beautiful collection instead of separate objects that can make the wall a little messy. In addition, hang the frames at eye level or lower than that so that you can have a better view of the pictures. Hanging them too high from a furniture like a sofa or a shelf can give them a “floating” look which is not good at all.

Use more than one hook in hanging frames. Picture frames with only one hook can be moved easily. It can also increase the picture’s risk from falling and getting damaged. When hanging larger and heavier frames, try to use chains to secure them instead of nails or hooks.

You can absolutely get the job done all by yourself, but for faster and better results, it’s always a good idea to ask for assistance. Get someone to hold the pictures for you so that you can easily check whether an arrangement is okay or not. You can also try using a carpenter’s level if you feel that the wall is not straight. However, it’s not as good as the way your eyes work in making estimations.

The task of decorating a wall with pictures and other artworks may require your time. It means you have to be patient if you want to get ideal results. Concentrate on the focal point and work from there, hanging pictures one at a time until the task is finished.

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