Pictures, paintings and more bring life, memories and art to the walls of all homes. From family photos to modern abstract paintings, hanging a picture can be tricky. Having multiple pictures on a wall makes a big impact. It gives the feeling of a modern museum or a professional art studio within your own home. You can
hire someone to professionally hang your pictures but that will cost a pretty penny. Alternatively, free up an afternoon, get some tools and with a little time and care you will be able to hang your photos
as well as anyone.
Prepare: The first step is preparing you pictures. This means framing and matting everything to match that will be sharing a wall. Framing accurately can be difficult and many people choose to hire the services of a framing shop for this part of the job.
Tools: Once your pictures are ready to hang it is time to assemble the tools you will need. This includes hanging wire, hangers, nails, a hammer or screw driver, a level and a laser beam device which will help hang multiple photos straight. A tape measurer and pencil will also come in handy.
Plan: Sketching out where you will hang your photos is one of the best ways to ensure a successful photo hanging. Take accurate measurement of your wall and draw a picture to scale with the photos you want hung. Begin in the middle of the wall with photos at eye height and work out from there.
Mark: Using the measurements from the plan, mark where you will nail in your hangers. Remember that the picture wires will determine how high or low a photo is so you will need to measure and cut wires accurately for uniform hanging.
Nail, Hang and Level: After you have nailed in your hangers, hang up the photos and level them.
Now the only thing left is to stand back and enjoy your work.