To freshen up your interior design, wall art can serve as a striking addition. There are many ways you can introduce wall art into your living space. Wherever and however you choose to display your wall art, there are a few items that you may need to properly hang your artwork on your wall. In this article, we will go into more detail on what you need to hang wall art with, along with a few helpful tips to keep in mind when hanging your wall art.
Here are a few items that you may need to hang wall art with in your living space:
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1) A HAMMER
If you are going to be hanging your wall art with a nail or nails, you will probably need a hammer to create the holes for the nail(s) and secure them in place. Prior to hanging your wall art, be sure to check if there are any already present holes or nails in your wall before you make a new one. This will help to prevent your walls from being riddled with marks.
Depending on the size of your wall art, you may need a couple of nails to hang it with. The size of the nails you use may also be determined by the size of the artwork you are hanging. The larger the artwork is, the larger the nail should be. The heavier the artwork weighs, the more nails you may have to use, and vice-versa.
3) A PENCIL OR MARKER
To add to the list of what you need to hang wall art with, you may need a pencil or some other type of marker to dot the point on your wall where you want to place your wall art piece as opposed to hanging your artwork with no clear direction. In addition, this marking tool can help to ensure that your artwork is level and not crooked or off-balance.
4) NON-ABRASIVE WALL HOOKS
If you would rather not put any markings or holes on your wall, there are non-abrasive wall hooks that you can use that leave no marks or damage. Some of these wall hooks can hold a hefty weight load as well. Depending on the setup that the back of your wall art piece comes equipped with, these non-abrasive wall hooks can make a more practical choice for your walls.
5) MEASURING TAPE
To maintain a balanced and easy flowing interior design, it is key that your wall decor is aligned properly. Using a measuring tape to hang your wall art can help to ensure that you are placing your artwork with accurate measurements on your wall for better viewing. Additionally, be sure to check that there is enough space between your furniture and other wall decor when hanging your wall art.
6) A LAYOUT PLAN OR SKETCH
Another point to add to what you need to hang wall art, is to have a good plan or sketch laid out. With this plan, have an idea of how you want to display your artwork on your wall. Having an outline sketched is especially helpful if you are hanging more than one piece of wall art or you are creating a wall art gallery. Beginning with a plan in mind will help to make the decorating process much easier.
7) A FRAME
Framing your wall art can help to take its presence a step further. A frame can be especially useful for any DIY canvas art you want to display, or perhaps a few family portraits. Regardless, a photo frame can add a nice elegance to your wall art and enhance your interior design.
TIPS FOR HANGING YOUR WALL ART:
- Have a second person help you out when hanging your wall art to make sure it is centered and level.
- Avoid hanging your wall art too high or too low on your wall as it can interfere with your interior design flow.
- Leave a generous amount of space in between your wall art if you are hanging multiple pieces.
- Use other wall decor items (e.g. lighting, plants, etc.) to highlight / accentuate your wall artwork.
- A good idea for a place to hang your wall art is to hang it at a focal point in your living space. This could be above a fireplace, a TV / TV stand, or dining room table.