One day while walking around your neighborhood, you passed by a garage sale and something attractive. A decorative item that you think and feel will look great on your wall. You have been like this since you don’t know when. It has been a habit that you buy anything that you want to be displayed on your walls. However, with the number of items you have bought and displayed, your wall now looks like a school bulletin board. Worry no more as this article shows you some tips on how to hang wall art and make your home impressive and appealing.
Be a pro a hang your wall art
In hanging your wall art, you will need some imagination and creativity. In addition to that, there are also steps that you need to take to create wonderful wall art. Be sure to have certain materials like pencil, painter’s tape, drywall screws or anchor kit, level, and a screwdriver or cordless drill.
Steps to hang your wall art:
- Apply a strip of removable painter’s tape to the back of the wall art. Be sure that the mounting brackets are covered. With the use of a pencil, mark the locations of both brackets.
- Remove the painter’s tape from the art and apply it to the wall. Use the level to help you with the painter’s tape. Also, be sure not to crease the tape. Find the marks that you placed earlier and make a hole with the use of a drill. You can likewise use the pencil to make an indentation.
- Remember not to remove all of the tapes at once. Peel it just enough to uncover the first indentation and drill the screw in that area. Do this on the other side before removing the rest of the tape.
- You are now prepared to hang your art. Ask one of your family members to assist you in spotting the first screw. Hang the art.
- Check and admire the wall art that you have placed. You can either use the level or just simply inspecting it with your eyes.
A few reminders in hanging your wall art
Here are some things to remember when hanging the art on the wall:
- Do not forget that the center of the art should be at eye level. Many people commit a mistake by hanging the art on the wall too high. In the living room where people are usually sitting, the artwork must be lower. If you are hanging the artwork above the sofa, the right height should be one hand width above the sofa.
- Scaling is the key when adding a new art piece to the wall. An art piece that is too small or large makes the appearance look different. The artwork should be at least two-thirds of the size of the sofa or had boarded.
- Balance is important when hanging multiple pieces in a group. Do not make the wall look like an office or school bulletin board where you can just add stuff wherever you like them. The largest or heaviest piece should be placed in the middle.
- Family photos and other more personal art are more appropriate in the bedroom.
- Blank walls must have gallery arrangements to give them a style.
- When hanging art pieces on the kitchen walls, make sure that you place them in an area where they would not get damaged by heat and moisture.
- Layer pieces are ideal above a mantel or a fireplace.
- Consider the wall space available and likewise the arrangement of the room.