How to Stick a Picture on a Wall Without Damaging It
Hanging framed prints and artwork in your home can be a headache if you’re renting or live in a dorm room and don’t want to damage your walls. This is especially true if there’s a hefty security deposit on the line. But with a little creativity and some innovative products, you can fillyour space with damage-free art!
1. GoodHangups is a damage-free magnetic hanging option that will work with a variety of wall textures, including brick and concrete. Simply peel the magnetic sticker from the backing, apply it to the wall, and just like that, you’ve got a magnetic wall! The final step is securing your artwork with the provided magnets and enjoying it for as long as you like. Removal is simple and won’t damage your walls or your artwork. This product is ideal for unframed prints, photos, and posters up to 24” x 36”.
2. Command Strips offer another excellent solution. The strips come in a variety of sizes to hold different weights. Apply one side to a clean wall and the other to your clean artwork. The strips are ideal for framed pictures; applying the adhesive directly to unframed artwork, however, risks damaging the print itself unless you use the poster strips specifically designed with this scenario in mind.
3. Peg Board is readily available at your local hardware store and can be cut to fit a specific area. The built in holes make it simple to hang artwork wherever you’d like, and you can paint the peg board to fit your decorating style.
4. Hang from Molding: A lot of older homes feature convenient molding on the wall. You can use attractive S-hooks and string or wire to hang your framed art and wood prints securely.
5. Use your Mantel: If you have a fireplace, your mantel is basically a built-in photo ledge. Artistically arranged framed artwork or canvas on your mantel makes for an easy, damage-free way to decorate your space.
6. Washi Tape: Ideal for hanging small, light prints, washi tape comes in a variety of colors and patterns to complement any room. Washi is strong and durable enough to hold up your artwork, but gentle enough to do so without any damage to your walls.
7. Display on furniture: Depending on your style, you may have existing furniture or décor pieces that could function as an art display. Play around with the idea by leaning or hanging framed prints and bus rolls from bookshelves, antiques, and other décor elements.
What other methods have you found to display your art and personalize your space without damaging your walls?