How to hang artwork on the wall--Go with Frame

    Enough of staring at blank walls in your home? It’s time to make some difference with several hangings. Whether you like to scour flea markets for portraits of strangers and antique crafts, or are even crazy about DIY art projects in your spare time, it’s such a pity to leave those masterpieces sitting listlessly in the corners. One best way to revive them is to hang them up on your walls. Whether creating a gallery wall that you desire, building a collection corner, or just hanging a solo piece of art for a minimalist impact, how to do it properly and maybe creatively is basically of the same importance. Here are some helpful ideas that you may like.

Just Frame It

    Getting artwork such as pictures framed might sound too ordinary and lack creativity, but it never goes wrong. However, if you really pursue making something distinctive, consider some picture frames that are in unusual shapes as alternatives.

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  1. Oval/ Round Picture Frames– You can purchase some oval and round frames in a huge variety of sizes and finishes, from traditional ornate to sleek and modern contemporary profiles.  Along with these frames, custom designs like matting and domed glazing could be made.
  2. Oblong/ Rounded Corner Designs- These frames can be used for projects where you need to maximize viewing area but keep a softer edge to the design. Ranging from rounded hexagons and octagons to cathedral designs, many of these can also accommodate dome glass.
  3. Frames for Specialties- Need to frame some hobby-related items like a guitar or a baseball bat, there are also options like shadowbox frames that can be custom created with depths up to 7 inches. Special and characteristic shapes like hearts and diamonds can also be done. Only unexpected, no can’t do!blog-frame in special shape
  4. Multi-Angle Frames- Picture frames or shadowbox frames with multi-angle designs also stand out from the crowd. They can be combined with custom collage mattings and special pictures to create a unique set, something like memorabilia and military commemoratives. In this case, although 3-sides are the minimum, plenty of experienced craftsmen can cut frames in up to 24 sides and make picture frames with several configurations and shapes.
  5. Extra Deep Frames– Sometimes, if you need to frame items like sculptures or dried flowers, a frame that’s deeper than normal is needed. For these items, building larger dimensional frames for the box portion to accommodate those items to create a showcase is necessary.

Necessary Assessments

     Before putting your precious artworks on display on the wall, there are pretty much considerations and measurements that need to be done. Although you can easily hang your pictures on almost any wall, considering the weight, size, material, and shape of other items you are going to hang and the type of your walls is necessary before hanging.

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If you have drywall, you might need a drywall anchor or drill into a stud to add security. 

If you have plaster walls, you will need to use a drill to create a pilot hole in your wall first before inserting any screws or nails.

If you have wood panel walls, you may want to use thin nails or screws—something strong enough to hold up items but thin enough to leave just a small hole. 

If you have brick walls, you may need to hammer into the mortar in the gap instead of the brick itself.

Gather all the Supplies


    After deciding on the shape and styles and considering the wall type, let’s grab some tools and go hang them on the wall. These tricks would help you hang a picture on the walls like a pro. A hammer, a knife or scissors, a measuring tape, and a pencil are always required, but other supplies will come in handy. Before getting started, make sure you add these to your toolkit as well. For plaster or drywall, the item's weight will affect exactly what you’ll need: metal boat cleats, screws, and hooks. 

    Remember to check the back of the picture before getting started to see what type of hanging hardware you’re working with. When you turn to the back of the picture frame, you’ll usually find hanging wire, D rings, or a sawtooth hanger. Just avoid making mistakes like buying nails that are too big for your D rings.


    Here is a simple instruction not only for hanging framed pictures with ropes, but also applied to other items you want to frame and display on the wall.

    First, you need to screw two cup hooks onto the back of the frame to connect with the rope. The positioning will depend on how far apart you want your ropes to be and the opening needs to be facing down when you get them tight.

    Cut your rope to the length you want and tape off the ends so it doesn’t unravel.  Tie a simple knot at the two ends of the rope then work the hook through the knot. You’ll need to adjust several times patiently to get the majority of the knot on the underside of the hook so it doesn’t show above the frame.

    Next, install your cleats on the wall using screws and anchors then tie your rope on them using any tight knot you know. 

    Now it’s all done!  Such a quick way to display art on the wall with the help of ropes. Furthermore, it might look better to hang up two or three rows on the wall to create a casual but tidy feeling.

At What Height Should We Hang?

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    Never forget to follow the 57-Inch Rule. As when you hang the masterpieces 57 inches from your floor, you will place your art at the average height of the human eye. It’s also a common technique that galleries and museums often use. And remember to make sure the center of the picture measures 57 inches up from the floor. You may mark the height using a pencil, then find the middle of the wall from end to end, and mark where the two points meet. That’s the place where the center of your artwork should go!


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