How to Hang Pictures & Wall Art Like a Pro

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Hanging Pictures and Wall Art

So, you have viewed the vast array of pictures and hand painted wall art and selected the perfect piece. Now you need to know how-to hang the picture or wall art on the wall. 

Ever wonder how the pros seem to hang pictures or wall art the very first time and without making the wall look like swiss cheese?  Well, worry know longer. This video will show you how-to pictures or wall art like a pro.


To get started, gather your supplies.  For this project you will need:

Picture or Wall Art
Craft Paper (I have even used left over holiday paper)
Writing Instrustment (Pen, Pencil)
Ruler or Tape Measure
Painters Tape
Hanging Supplies (Picture Hook, Nail)

Follow these easy steps:

Wall Art on Top of Paper

A great way to test the placement of the picture or wall art before putting hammer to nail is by laying everything out on a table or on the floor.

Outline Tracing

Trace around the picture or wall art and mark the hanging points.

Tape Paper On Wall 

Then, tape the paper to the wall and hammer in the nail.

Remove the paper, and voila! Now you know how-to hang your favoite picture or wall art like a pro.

For more how-to ideas, tips and inspiration, visit the Lamps Plus YouTube channel.

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  • Thanks for giving us information and teaching us how to hang pictures and wall art. Great blog !

  • Thanks - glad you found the tips useful!

  • I really love this idea. . . it will eliminate the inevitable "is it straight" argument every time. :D

  • Great idea. I'd have to still use a bubble level to tell me if my top line was straight, but this is a great way to position the wall art before you start hammering.

  • Suzan - using a level along with this technique is a great idea! (Especially if you're arranging a grouping of photos, like on a gallery-style wall.)

How to Hang Pictures & Wall Art Like a Pro