How To Hang Your Canvas In Your Home, Perfectly!

How To Hang Your Canvas In Your Home, Perfectly!

Posted by Personal Canvas

If you have invested in a gorgeous canvas print for your home, then you are going to want to make sure that you hang it in a way that showcases it in the best light possible.

You may think that it is easy enough to hang a canvas print, but truth be known, if you want to hang it perfectly, it can be more complicated than you realise.

Want to know more? Then here is our guide.

How to Hang Canvas in Your Home

How will you attach it?

Preparation is key when it comes to hanging your canvas in your home. Because they are available in various sizes and styles, so too are the methods that you can hang them in.

The smaller frames that you can buy (16 inches by 16 inches or below) are easier than most to hang up as they simply need a single nail on the wall. This will then need a bracket that will connect with the top rail of the frame. 

If the frame is larger, you may need to ditch the above method and instead go with a hanging wire. This could be art wire or string, whichever you prefer, so long as it can take the weight of the frame as this will keep the canvas print steady, level and above everything else secure. 

What are your walls like?

Next, you need to think about the wall that you want to hang the canvas sprint on; if it is a standard within your home, you should hammer into the wall using the below process. However, things can be trickier when the walls are made of concrete or brick, and you may want to follow a slightly different approach. 

What supplies do I need?

There are some essential tools that you will need to have to hang up your canvas prints in your home. These are:

  • Spirit Level
  • Nails 
  • Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape or Ruler
  • Wall Protection Pads

It is also worth noting that you will need screws, hangers, wires and eye hooks, depending on where you are going to hang it. 

Choose where to hang it

Before you begin, it makes sense that you need to think carefully about where you will hang up your canvas print. It is always the best approach to keep your print at eye level; this is even more important if you place it over a bed or a sofa.

That said, you do need to make sure that you keep the print at least 6 inches between the bottom of the canvas and the highest point of the furniture that it is above, as this will limit the chance of you hitting yourself on it when you get up. 

Make it a part of a gallery

One great way that we have seen canvas prints displayed is as a part of a gallery. This not allows you to bring together a variety of prints (perhaps to tell a story from one particular day or showcasing your family as it has grown). But, as well as this, a gallery of canvas prints will make a great feature wall for your home too. 

To do this style, you need to think about several things before you begin. It is a good idea to map out how you want the pictures to look by laying them on the floor in the right places. That way, you can see which ones look right next to the others. 

It is best to start with the centre print as this will be the focal point of the entire gallery set-up and the centre from which you work out where the other prints go. 

It is essential to make sure that you leave around 2 inches to 4 inches between each picture. Suppose you are worried that this will take up too much room or that it won't fit in your chosen space. In that case, we recommend cutting out paper replicas of your prints to size and then sticking them to the wall; that way, you can step back and see if they all work together in the space you want to display them. 

Hanging the print up

Before you start to hang the print up, you want to make sure that the wall is clean; you also want to move the furniture out of the way to make as much space as possible. 

It is always a good idea to have someone to help you, as you will need to have your tools passed to; however, it is also a good idea to have all the tools and other items you need close by hand. 

If you want to protect your wall, you should always place wall protector pads on the wooden frame to prevent scratches. 

The quickest way to hang up pictures is to use a nail and a hammer simply. The top wooden bar will need to be placed over the nail, which you must not hammer in more than two thirds as you need to have enough of the nail outside to allow the nail to support the frame's weight. 

Whilst this method is suitable for smaller prints, if you have a giant print, then a simple nail will not be able to offer enough support for the weight, which means that you should think about another approach. 

As we have already mentioned, it is better to use a bracket or a wire to hang up your print in these circumstances. These have slightly different ways that they can be attached to the wall; however, in the most part, they are much the same.

Once your print is hung up and displayed, then you can start to enjoy it. It will brighten up your home and give you the chance to add a touch of your personality to it too. Both of which will help to make your home your own. 

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