While watching design TV shows, have you ever noticed that they rarely show you how to hang things up? All you see are people hanging art up, the hooks are already in place. Why is that? Well, it’s simple, it’s because hanging stuff is HARD. It means putting holes in walls and we all know how scary that can be. It’s scary because you don’t want to miss your shot and end up with a bunch of mistake holes that you’ll have to cover up. Arghhhhh…I
You’re back from holidays with hundreds of great vacation photos, but what happens to those precious snaps once you’re home? I used to forget about them, only showing them off occasionally when asked about my holidays.
Considering the amount of time we spend at our desks, it makes sense to have something pretty and interesting to look at, don't you think? You're lucky if you have a window to gaze out of, but those can be limited in office settings. So, if you're staring at a blank wall all day, how about jazzing it up with art and adding accessories to your work space? We had fun with ours by hanging a trendy black glasses frame, a white canvas and a super large clock - after all you need to know when it's time to log off.
Imagine if you could hang a gorgeous gallery of 12 frames like this one without using a hammer and nails... How is this possible you ask?! Well, it’s easy. You do it with frames that you simply push into the wall to hang. I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true - but in this case, it IS true.
Spring is in bloom, and so is our wall!
Art doesn't have to be expensive. You can make your own, just like we like we did. Aren't these prints beautiful? All we did was build a virtual bouquet - aka, picked photos of flowers that we liked on the internet. We chose mainly peonies because they are great spring flowers and well, it's one of our favorites. We also enlarged portions of the image to focus on aspects of the flowers that we liked.
If you've ever tried to line up your photos or images so that the mat frames the exact spot you want, you know how tricky that can be. All too often, you flip the image over, tape it to the mat, flip it to check it – only to discover, it’s not even. You flip it over again, un-tape, adjust, re-tape, flip again – it’s time consuming and frustrating.
I love sharing tips and tricks with our blog readers - this simple tip will save you time and potential mistake holes too. When hanging more than one picture frame, start by placing your frames on the floor to figure out the best possible arrangement.
If you've been wanting to create a gallery wall in your house, haven't attempted it because of the fear of putting too many extra holes in your walls, you'll love this article.
One of the biggest challenges when hanging a gallery wall is getting the spacing between frames even. Well, we took care of this by designing Spacer Strips.
Here's a simple tip that will save you time and headaches too. When hanging a grouping of identical frames, number the back of the frames from 1 to 9 (or however many you're putting up) starting with the one on the right, top row, second row right to left, and bottom row right to left.
When you have a large piece of furniture such as a sectional sofa, you need to make sure that whatever you hang above it is substantial enough to visually match the weight of your sofa. In some cases, one large piece of artwork will do the trick, in other situations a series of pieces are needed to fill the large wall space. To help visualize your display, lay the pieces out on the floor or map them out using Painter’s tape to determine the best possible arrangement before hanging them. You’ll be amazed how quickly you’ll be able to confirm if the dimensions of your piece (or pieces) are right. When choosing artwork for your walls, don’t limit your choices to picture frames — consider canvas, mirrors, clocks, wall shelves, and any other objects that will fill the space.
This arrangement of frames is the sort of display that looks great over furniture such as a sofa, headboard, hutch, dining table, or an office desk. You can recreate this look with these easy steps without any fear of messing up your walls. Here’s how: