Décor & Design

7 Steps To Hanging Artwork On Your Walls, Solo

April 10, 2023

Decorating your home solo? By following these steps and taking your time to measure and level carefully, you can hang a picture on the wall perfectly straight, even when doing it by yourself! —Vita Daily

  1. Gather the necessary tools: You will need a level, a pencil, a measuring tape or ruler, a hammer, and appropriate wall hardware such as nails or picture hooks, depending on the weight of your picture.
  2. Choose the right location: Decide on the ideal location for your picture on the wall. Consider factors such as height, spacing, and surrounding decor.
  3. Measure and mark: Use a measuring tape or ruler to measure the desired height and/or width of your picture from the floor, ceiling, or adjacent walls. Mark the measured points on the wall lightly with a pencil. Use a level to ensure that your marks are perfectly straight.
  4. Prepare the wall: If using nails, gently tap them into the marked points on the wall at a slight upward angle to create a secure anchor. If using picture hooks, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install them properly.
  5. Hang the picture: Once the wall is prepared, carefully hang your picture on the nails or hooks, aligning it with your level and making any necessary adjustments to ensure it is straight.
  6. Double-check: Step back and use the level again to confirm that your picture is perfectly straight. Make any adjustments as needed.
  7. Secure the picture: Once you are satisfied with the placement, use a hammer or appropriate tool to secure the picture to the wall, if necessary, following the manufacturer’s instructions.


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