Have you noticed how many different picture hanging solutions there are these days? You can get picture hooks that you nail to the wall, and hooks that you stick to the wall. You can even use just tape – apparently!
I say apparently because seriously, have you tried it? As if a piece of tape is going to hold a picture weighing, say, 10-15-kilograms! What’s likely to happen is that the tape will let go, damaging your picture and probably taking a lump of paint and plaster with it.
It seems people will try all kinds of picture hanging systems for the home, often reverting to the old nail and hook scenarios. My question is, why? There is a far easier solution that is affordable, long-lasting and won’t cause any damage.
Picture Hanging Solutions
I’m talking about the type of picture hanging systems the galleries and museums use. Designed specifically for the job, it really is the best solution.
Let’s say you rent a property, you have a long lease and you’d like to make it feel more like home by hanging pictures or photographs. If you start hammering nails into the wall, you’re not going to be popular with the landlord and could end up losing a chunk of your bond.
However, if you ask permission to install a picture hanging system, which uses just a couple of screws, the answer will probably be yes. At the end of the tenancy, you can take the track system with you and simply fill in a couple of holes.
If you own your home, of course, you can do what you want. But do you really want to end up with a load of nails and holes in the wall when you sell? Better to use a gallery system. Again, you can take the system with you when you move or use it to add value to your home.
Picture Hanging Systems for the Home
These types of picture hanging solutionsnot only work exceptionally well, but they look great, too. Choose from white or anodised silver for the track to match your décor. As the track is mounted high up on the wall, you barely notice it anyway.
The hangers and hooks come in a choice of finishes and styles, too. The stainless cable hangers look fabulous in a modern home whilst the traditional picture rail system is perfect for our gorgeous old Queenslanders.
Once installed it is so easy to hang artwork, even adding an integral lighting system if you wish. The hangers and hooks are adjustable, so you can change your display around whenever you get the urge – without leaving more holes in the wall!
Picture hanging systems for the home vary in design and price so be sure to do some research. Preferably buy from a company that’s been selling these systems for a while and supplies professional artists and galleries. That way you know you’re getting the best quality.
You’ll be amazed how a system like this can transform your home and renew your interest for interior design.