How to hang pictures like a pro
Regardless of where in your home you want to hang pictures or what layout you decide on, getting it exactly how you want it is easy. Just follow these simple steps and you can achieve even the most elaborate art wall with everything perfectly straight – and no unnecessary extra nail holes.
Here’s what you need
- Frames for your pictures
- A roll of paper
- Pencil, scissors and masking tape
- Ruler or tape measure
- Hooks or nails for hanging
Pen and paper preparations
Trace your frames on the paper and cut out templates for each frame. Measure from the top edge of the frame to the hook or string on the back. Then, make the same measurement on the paper and make a mark with a pencil.
Working out the right layout
Tape the templates to your wall in a configuration you like. If you want, you can try different layouts on the floor before you begin. It’s easy moving things around until you’ve found a nice balance. Then, mount hooks or nails through the templates where you marked them.
Premiering your picture wall
Once the hooks or nails are in place, remove all paper templates carefully so the tape doesn’t leave marks. Now to the best part – hanging your pictures. If you want, use a spirit level to get everything straight. There! All done.