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12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors (1)

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Do you have a blank wall that is begging for some coverage? Before you drive a nail in any old place, consider these tips for hanging pictures and mirrors:

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors (1)

Follow this simple process from Jenna at SAS Interiors to hang your pictures/mirrors in the perfect spot every time:

Lay the mirror/picture face down and cut a piece of painter’s tape long enough so that each end is aligned with the center of the hooks on the frame.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Image from Life Hacker

Remove the tape from the frame and put it on the wall where you want to hang the picture/mirror. Adjust the tape until it’s just right—use a leveler to make sure the tape line is level. Such a great idea from Mego On the Go.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

On the bottom corner of each side of the tape, install a stud or anchor to support the screw or nail so the picture/mirror will stay hung! Install the screw or nail, then hang your picture/mirror.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Image from Masters.

When you hang pictures, place the focal point of the grouping at eye level. This great tip is from Story Board.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Before you arrange a grouping of pictures or mirrors, lay them out on the floor in front of the wall. When you are satisfied with the arrangement, take a picture of it so you don’t forget and then mount them on the wall.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and MirrorsImage from Slim Paley

You can use a laser level for hanging pictures at an angle(like along a staircase).hanging2

If you have a large, empty wall, don’t just put one small picture on it. Fill the space with photographs, artwork, mirrors, shelves, or shadow boxes.hanging5

Don’t be afraid to hang pictures/mirrors in frames of different colors and sizes—just make sure they complement each other!

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Image from Brit Co. 

Hang pictures/mirrors from knobs or hooks using a piece of ribbon.hanging4

Instead of hanging pictures directly on the wall, consider displaying them on easels.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

This easel can be found on Pottery Barn. 

You can buy picture-hanging kits from hardware stores that have all the essential supplies. This one can be found on Amazon.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Story Board suggests that when  hanging your wall art on a grid, don’t space the pieces too far apart. Generally, 2-6 inches apart is a good rule of thumb to follow.

12 Tips for Hanging Pictures and Mirrors

Image from Apartment Therapy.

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