How to hang displates?
If you can’t or don’t want to drill holes in your wall, here are some ways to hang and show off your favorite things without using a single hammer or nail.
How to Hang Displates Best Ways:
Picture Hanging Strips
Renters love hanging strips that can be taken down, like Command Strips.
They are perfect for hanging things like frames, artwork, and oddly shaped items that are hard to hang with picture hooks.
Smaller strips work well for wall decorations that aren’t too heavy, while larger strips work well for heavy things like pictures and mirrors.
They are very easy to use because they are sticky on both sides. Just stick one side of the strips to an object and the other to the wall.
For the best results, put them on smooth, clean walls and give them at least an hour to dry.
How could you put heavier items on a hook supported by an adhesive rather than a screw in the wall? We became believers because of Command Hooks.
They come in sizes that can hold up to 7.5 pounds and can hold anything from mirrors and string lights to clipboards and holiday wreaths.
You can use two or more, depending on the size and weight of the item (so nothing falls).
The good news is that Command Hooks can be removed without leaving any residue behind when you want to change the decorations.
A gallery wall made of unframed prints, postcards, or birthday cards can be made using washi tape.
It’s widely available in most craft stores and resembles masking tape, but it has different colors and patterns.
Nevertheless, it’s a low-commitment way to display your favorite memories on the wall that is also less expensive than photo frames, whether you use a little on the top, four corners, or frame it all around.
Leaning Wall Art
One way to avoid holes that you don’t want?
Put your art on the floor or a shelf and lean it against something.
Large canvases or decorative mirrors look great propped up against the wall on the floor, especially if they are arranged with some greenery.
Smaller works of art can be used to set off books and trinkets on a dresser, vanity, or shelf.
Leaning art looks casually elegant, and you can move it around without worrying about the holes you’ve made in the wall.
Wait! Don’t get rid of that old ladder that wobbles! Instead, think outside the box about how to show off your pictures and art.
Set your art up on a piece of furniture, like a cool stepladder, and decorate it with wall art.
Pictures, paintings, potted plants, and books are just some things that can be used to decorate.
You can also use things like chairs or stools.
If you rent and can’t change the walls, or if you just moved into a new home and aren’t sure where and how to hang your pictures, here are some ideas.
First, there are office clips to help!
Then, you can put photos and smaller works of art on them and hang them on your wall with Command Strips or tape. N
o need for tools or drilling!
One of the greatest inventions of all time is plain ol’ mounting putty or sticky tack (they have different names).
It is typically applied to the bottom corners of picture frames and artwork to prevent movement or to bump against the wall, but it can also be used to mount lightweight home decor.
Simply warm up a decent piece of putty in your hands before applying it to all four corners of your frame or drawing a line across the top and bottom of the frame.
You don’t need to hang your art; put away your hammer, nails, and concern over damaging the walls!
If you have a spare corner with enough free space in your home, consider mounting a stretched canvas or framed piece on an easel instead.
Make your artwork the focal point of your home decor by using it as a stand in the living room or loft.
Even though it occupies a lot of room, it is worth it!
Existing Wall Fixtures
Look for existing fasteners such as hooks, screws, vents, or knobs that can support a few extra pounds.
If your house is older, you may even be fortunate enough to have a picture rail, a thin wooden molding used to hold pictures, mirrors, and other items you might want to hang against your walls.
With S-shaped hooks and decorative craft wire, hanging artwork from built-in molding is also ideal.
Try hanging wall art in a novel way using magnets if the idea of drilling a hole in your wall makes you cringe.
Displates are magnetically attached metal posters that allow for easy removal from the wall for replacement without hanging new artwork.
If you like to mix and match your artwork frequently, this is the ideal solution because it makes moving your Displates around simple.
Before you go…
You’ve mastered the skill of hanging pictures without nails, so there! Display photos and artwork without damaging your walls with washi tape, magnet mounts, hanging strips, and adhesive hooks. Never disclose information to your landlord; we’ll keep our word.
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