Hanging Frames on a Wall

| November 12, 2013 | 7 Comments

We built our house 20 years ago this past May at the same time as we were planning our wedding. Organizing both of them all under 5 months was quite a challenge, but we made it work. We received the keys to our new home the day before we got married, so we just dropped off our clothes and headed out the door. To make it special, we both wanted to live in the house only once we were married. I really enjoyed being part of the entire building process, from helping design the floor plans to choosing the colours for the inside walls. The living room, dining room, and kitchen area is all open concept with cathedral ceilings.  I love the heights and the look of it, except it’s still a challenge even to this day for me to know how to properly display the main wall in the living room with photos, art frames, or pictures. I seem to always end up with just one big frame in the middle of the wall.

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I have been looking at different types of patterns to hang frames on a wall via the internet and found these ones:

 

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Photo credit: Damico Gallery

 

I have to admit that I had no idea that I could use so many combinations of frame sizes on a wall. I am really impressed as the designs all look wonderful. I definitely have the space on my wall to create any of these patterns, but do I want to make holes in the wall for all of them? This means if I decide to change the pattern, I will have to fix them and most likely repaint the wall. I enjoy how Galleries hang their photos to look so elegant and sophisticated, therefore when I found that their secret was using hanging rails, I looked into it.

 

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Photo Credit: AS Hanging

 

The track is installed on the wall, and the cables hang from the track while the hooks connects the frame to the cable.  The track can stay there forever on the wall, but I can change the cables heights or add new ones to create different patterns. This is definitely a solution to not having to fix holes in the wall every time I decide to redecorate.

 

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Photo Credit: AS Hanging

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Photo Credit: AS Hanging

 

Do you use hanging rails to hang your frames?

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two amazing teenagers. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (7)

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  1. No – I haven’t used those ever. We hung all of our photos when we first moved in and I haven’t made any changes…might be time soon!

  2. You just made my home look terrible 🙂 Must do NOW!

  3. Leila says:

    I use those 3M command strips for picture frames.. they work like velcro and come off the wall with no mess. I totally love them. But if my decor was more new deco style I would definitely try this hanging rail. Very neat!

  4. Aeryn Lynne says:

    Oooh, awesome! I had no idea hanging rails existed, but that’s so much better than a multitude of little holes in the wall! I’ve been wanting to do some sort of gallery motif in the front room for ages, so thanks for that gallery chart! I will definitely be using it in the near future. 😀

  5. Gingermommy says:

    I hang nothing, ever. even though I love the look of the bottom pic. I am afraid of ruining my walls

  6. Wow… Thanks for this who knew that there were so many ways you could hang your frames!

  7. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Hanging the wall art is a struggle with me but finding the art and pictures is another challenge for me because one week I like something and the next week I change my mind

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