You just received a piece of art that you have been waiting months for, but you’re worried about how to hang it properly on your walls? Putting multiple holes in the walls of your home can not only look bad but cost you more time by having to repair it.

There are many ways to go about wall hangings and decorating your special space without wall damage. So if you take your time and read this article carefully, you should have no trouble choosing the perfect way to hang up your new beauty.

Adhesive Strips

Adhesive strips can be an effective way to hang framed pictures. The strips are attached to the back of the frame and can hold anywhere from three to 16 pounds. The low cost and ease of use make these an easy choice for someone with little to no tool experience.

The adhesive is known to remove certain finishes on textured surfaces. So when hanging pictures on certain surfaces, be careful to take your time and prep the area accordingly.


Without proper preparation, putting a hook in your wall could cause significant damage. Depending on your access to tools there are a number of wall hooks for any situation. Traditional hooks are made so each single hook can hold over 15kg.

Press-in Hooks

These hooks do not require a tool, but will still make a small hole in the wall. Some are even capable of holding up to 80 pounds.qqq1

3M Hooks 

These hooks are sold by a couple of manufacturers. They have a special adhesive attached to the back of the hook and are able to hold up to a few pounds.

Rail Hooks

Rail moldings in older buildings allow for specialty hooks to be used for wall hangings like artwork. If your home doesn’t have picture rails, you can use similar hooks on closet doors.

Creative Options for Wall Hangings

One of the most cost-effective ways to display items around the house is by using your creative juices and making it a do-it-yourself project. While this route may require more time and effort some of the end results are incredibly pleasing to the eye.

Decorative Tape

The options are limitless when it comes to decorative tape. This could work well in a child’s bedroom, where the artwork will be changing constantly.

Clothespin Display

A great option if you are unable to hang from your walls. A clothesline is a great way to display a collage of pictures.

Avoid Unnecessary Holes

DIY home projects are a fun and exciting way to personalize your space. With this comprehensive guide and the suggestions provided, you will feel like you can handle any wall hanging project that comes your way. Whether you’re an at-home handyman pro or just getting started with your own space, you can hang anything with confidence. 

Either way, take your time, test things out and ask questions. We’re always a phone call away.

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