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Which Picture Frame Should You Hang First?

Which picture should you hang up first?

It’s easy to recreate beautiful wall arrangements like this one that you see in your favorite decorating magazines or design shows.   You just need to know where to start.

Here’s how:

  • Start by hanging the middle frame of the bottom row; then go left or right.
  • Next, hang the center row, aligning the frames with the bottom row.
  • Finish the look with the top row, lining up the frames with the row below.
  • Tip: Mark the back of your frames with “center, left, right, top row, bottom row.  If you ever get tired of the pictures in your frames, you can swap the pictures and rehang them quite easily.

Of course owning the right tools to hang your frames will help. Use Hang & Level to hang each picture. It will mark the exact location for your hardware, eliminating the chance of making extra holes in your walls.

As for spacing between frames, keep it consistent to achieve a well balanced look.  Cut a desired length of SpacerTape, usually 2 to 3 spacers are perfect when hanging multiples. And simply peel the tape off when you’re done.

Once you’ve done all this work, you’ll want to make sure your arrangement stays straight.  By placing small Anchor Points on the bottom corners of your frames, they will stay straight forever.

At Under The Roof Decorating, we make picture hanging easy. Our innovative products such as Hang & Level and Déco Nails as well as helpful ‘how-to info and useful déco tips make it simple to hang pictures exactly where you want them – the first time!

Under The Roof Decorating is a design and manufacturing company based in Calgary, Canada. Our mission is to empower creativity, and we do that by designing innovative décor products that bring the joy of decorating to anyone and everyone.

We believe everyone should have a home they love that reflects who they are and what they care about. It’s our job at UTR to design the products they use to do that quickly, easily and on their own.

UTR Decorating products are available online and at most Target, Lowe's and The Home Depot stores in the USA. Discover the joy of decorating, not the frustration of the process, and Create the home you love™
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