3 Ways to Hang Art without Nails

You floral prints have arrived.  Yeh!  Excitement!   The joy of shopping for something you love, receiving your framed or unframed prints and they are everything you hoped for.  (I genuinely believe that they will be).

Now what? Never hung an artwork before? Well here is a short, but sweet, list of clever tips to hang your floral artwork without damaging any walls.

1. The Wall Lean  

This is a particularly spectacular option if you have a large scale artwork.  Using this display method will give your decorating style a casual vibe and has the added bonus of hiding cords, wall sockets and any unsightly items you may wish to be invisible.

You may also like to layer a number of different artworks to create depth and a sense of a story.  These could be different sizes - small frame in front of a larger one, different colours - timber frames along with metallic frames, types of art - paintings along side photography or even posters. It is such an easy way to tell a wonderful story about who you are and your life experience.  You could mix these with other objects such as plants in baskets, sculptures or even piles of books. You are the curator of your home and I encourage you to decorate in a way that makes you happy.

(Safety Tip -  stick rubber pads on the bottom of the frame to keep the frame from slipping over and felt pads on the top edge to protect your walls.  This is especially important if your artwork is particularly large or heavy.)

 

2. The Stick on Hook  

These readily available hooks are a great alternative to hang artwork without the use of nails.  They work as a temporary hook stuck to the wall with an adhesive tape which makes them removable and reusable without damaging your wall. 

Because of their versatility you can play and change to your heart's content and it takes the stress out of getting that hook onto just the right spot. 

(Safety Tip - Be mindful of any weight limitations that these hooks may require to work effectively.  Large and heavy art prints may not be suited to this type of display method.  Of course your local hardware store will have excellent advice as to your options)

 

3. The Shelf Lean

A chest of drawers or shelf is not just for ornaments, it is an opportunity to create a lovely mix of your favourite things with artwork often lending its height to your arrangement of loved items, creating a balanced display.

One curating technique is to choose a colour, texture or subject matter so that there is a 'theme' to your collection.  If, for example, you chose a black and white colour palette it will create a sense of unity between the items but will also leave you free to experiment with texture, materials such as wood or metal, subject matter and types of art and objects. You could include photos of family or holidays - artwork such as oil, watercolour and charcoal - little sculptures or carvings - trinkets from holidays or gifts.....so many options.  

(Safety Tip -  stick rubber pads on the bottom of the frame to keep the frame from slipping over and felt pads on the top edge to protect your walls.  This is especially important if your artwork is particularly large or heavy.)

 

3 Ways to hang your art without damaging your wall