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How To Hang Pictures On A Wall

How To Hang Pictures On A Wall

Gallery walls are beautiful to look at. If you’ve large photo prints and artwork,
but aren’t exactly sure how to hang pictures on a wall, tune in. We’ll be showing you an easy hanging method,
using craft paper and tape, as well as where to hang pictures and some picture wall ideas
to create beautiful decorations in any room. Don’t forget to visit shutterfly.com, or download
the Shutterfly app for a look at a variety of styles, from canvases and framed artwork
to metal prints and acrylic photos. Before hanging pictures on a wall, you need
to figure out a theme for each room. Do you want family photos in the living room,
or do you prefer pretty scenery? Would the hallway stand out with wedding portraits
or are those better suited for the bedroom? There are many styles, sizes and layouts to
consider. Once you figure out the theme, the next step
is to measure the wall area. To hang a picture on the wall, you need a
tape measure and pencil to measure out your space. We recommend marking the approximate area,
where you’ll be placing the frames. You may be wondering, what’s the proper height
to hang pictures? A good rule to go by for hanging pictures
is to have them midpoint between 56 and 60 inches from the floor. If you have furniture, such as a bed or sofa
below artwork, make sure to hang your art 8 to 10 inches above it. Once you’ve measured from end to end and top
to bottom, you can determine how many pictures you’ll need for each room. For a small space, two side-by-side photos
make sense. For a larger space, several small to medium
photos will decorate a wall nicely. In this section, we’ll be showing five creative
ways to arrange photos, whether you want a symmetrical, asymmetrical, diagonal or simple
mismatched look, we’ve got you covered. A photo spread is the perfect final touch
to any room. Have fun with a diagonal pattern for the stairway. A simple layout goes a long way in a small
space. For the bedroom, try a symmetrical pattern. Create an asymmetrical pattern in the living
room. If you want to add flair to your images, use
our Shutterfly app for a variety of art filters you can apply to your photos. For laying out your design, you’ll need a
pencil, a large piece of craft paper, scissors, artwork in varying sizes and tape. Start by placing each frame or canvas face
down on a large sheet of craft paper, and trace along the edges. Remember, different shapes and sizes create
a fun and unique look, so get creative. For an easy solution to your layout design,
browse through our Shutterfly photo spread options, where you can choose from two to
six panoramic group images. Once you’ve completed outlining all the artwork,
cut them out, one by one. You can choose to arrange them on the wall,
but we recommend using the floor first. This gives you an overall idea of the sequence
you’ll use. Once you’ve established the layout, start
taping the craft paper to the wall. If you want to move things around, you’ll
want to do it now, before you hang your pictures. For a clean look, we suggest leaving at least
two inches of space between larger photos and about one and a half between smaller ones. If you don’t have too many pictures to place,
don’t worry. Just make sure all spaces are equal and cohesive. Now, switch out each paper with its corresponding
frame, and attach them to the wall, until you’ve reached your desired look. Don’t forget to use a level for a straight
placement. Depending on your artwork and type of wall,
whether it’s drywall, concrete, plaster or masonry, there’s several methods to hang your
pictures. Here are the most common. Nails, sawtooth brackets, eye hooks, J-hooks,
and adhesive strips. Keep in mind, you’ll need to determine the
weight of your piece before you decide which hanging tool works best. For example, if you don’t wanna leave holes
in your wall, adhesive strips are great, but they can only hold up to seven pounds. Nails and sawtooth brackets are the most common
and can hold up to 20 pounds. Choosing the right artwork and layout for
each room makes all the difference. Never be afraid of mixing different types
of medias, sizes and shapes to create a unique and personal touch for your home. Every gallery wall will be beautiful to look
at, every time you walk into the room. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, like
our video and subscribe to our Shutterfly channel for more home decor ideas. Comment below on your favorite hanging methods
and layouts. We’d love to hear all about them.

4 comments found

  1. Just an extra info: video mentions that adhesive strips can hold up to 7 pounds. I've been using some strips that support up to 16 pounds (7.2kg) and seem to work fine with big frames. I found them on a major grocery store.

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