I’ve always thought that hanging pictures or wall art, in general, would be easy. At least, that’s what it seemed. It was until I had ten different frames to arrange on my bare living room walls that I was overwhelmed, to say the least. The picture frames all had different sizes so I thought I could arrange them in a creative way but the final result was never what I imagined.
So, I decided to do some research and figure out how to best go about arranging and hanging pictures on the walls. If you are reading this, it means that you are in a similar situation or perhaps only want some inspiration, either way, I’m here to share everything I’ve discovered!
First and foremost, it’s important to consider how you want to hang your pictures. Do you want to simply hang them on screws? Do you want to hang them on wall hooks? Do you want to have them floating on your walls by having them secured on ceiling hooks?
Speedy Fixings, bolts, screws and wall plug experts, shared a guide on how to fit wall plugs which is recommended to do before fastening nails to walls in order to ensure anything you hang on the screw is firmly held. So, if you want to hang your pictures on screws, don’t forget to fit wall plugs first!
Then, it’s time to consider the space you’ve got. Do you have a small room? Do you have a large room? As Renovation Bay Bee mentions, “It’s important to think about the practicalities of the room.” Large pictures might be too much for small rooms and small pictures might get lost in a large room, so consider the size of your room and the size of your pictures.
Now, placement. Do you have a single picture you want to be hung on the wall? Do you want to create a gallery wall? Are you looking to create symmetry or something more creative? If you want to put together a gallery wall, I’d recommend placing your pictures on the floor and playing around with their placement to figure out how the different sized frames can complement each other. According to House and Garden, an easy way to hang several pictures is to “hang your largest picture first and work around it. Visualise how you want the completed wall to look and play around with a few arrangements laid out on the floor before you start to make any holes in the wall.”
Time to hang your pictures! My Fashion Life recommends hanging your pictures at an average eye level, so make sure to position the centre of your pictures or wall art 57 to 60 inches from the floor. And once you’ve done that, you’ve successfully hung a beautiful picture on your wall!