Oh, the many problems one has to struggle with whenever there’s a need to affix a new wall decor. What initially seems like a super simple operation usually ends up with an ugly, penetrated wall, undisguisable cracking, and, in the worst-case scenario, seriously damaged canvas. What is the only way to eliminate the risk percentage completely? Drop both the hammer and the nails completely! There are so many other means of hanging your canvas art, you’ll be surprised!
#1 Using Unconventional Design Elements
Alright, in fact, this whole list might be filled just with these. Today, displaying your canvas in a way that really doesn’t affect the rest of the interior is easier than ever all thanks to the trends reigning in the design sphere for the last couple of years. For example, have a vintage painter’s ladder in your basement or attic? It is time to utilise the decor! Enamel you new design piece, add some flower pots, and there you go – you have a new platform for exhibiting your canvas prints!
#2 Pegboard – The Greatest Decorative Hack Ever
Indeed, no other decor except, perhaps, decorative grid has the capacity to open a completely new room for experimentation with wall art decorations! All without making a single scratch on the wall! Pegboard is essentially a portable, disposable substitute for regular walls. Whether you use regular iron hooks or affix your canvas by tying it to the other side of the board, it’s simple to use and, in most cases, serves as a great complementary design element!
#3 Cork Board – Probably the 2nd Greatest Decorative Hack
Traditionally employed in offices where constant note pinning is a part of daily routine, the cork board is another portable alternative for conventional walls. Open to all kinds of manipulations, the cork board, frankly, can be penetrated and deformed until it disintegrates before your eyes. Here, you can hang the canvas using either the hanger set that comes with it or experiment with adhesive hooks. Remember, there is really nothing much to lose here. As long as the board exceeds a 2 cm thickness level, it’s good enough even for exercises in drilling!
#4 Decorative Grids
Another decor favourite that gained prominence over the last few years is the iron grid. Coming in all kinds of sizes and variations, grids are traditionally used to affix all kinds of stationery items, rarely seeing use as a platform on which to exhibit canvas prints. However, a creative use of clamp hangers has pretty much turned this into a thing of the past. In fact, the only thing you’ll find yourself pondering on will probably be the colours and sizes of the hangers. Keep in mind that the frame shouldn’t be too thick. Once again, you can employ adhesive hooks. However, these also have a certain bearing capacity that’s generally limited to around 3,6 kg.
Finally, we arrive at the solution which probably makes the most sense once it’s clear that hammer and nails will not be used. Popular in numerous world-famous galleries, canvas frames can be hanged either by decorative moulding or ceiling beams, a technique that is no stranger to regular apartments. In fact, it’s a rather widespread modern design trope these days. Whether it’s a rustic environment with grapevine wires or a restrained, spacious living room in a downtown apartment where prints are hanged with barely visible black strings, it’s a simple and visually effective way of eliminating potential wall damage. You can also change the imagery in the blink of an eye while the aesthetic itself will instantly endow your place with neat, contemporary looks.
Hanging a canvas print without a special hanger set can really turn into a frustrating experience. Why not avoid ruining your mood and, perhaps, inflicting serious damage to the wall and your canvas if you can exhibit your photo on canvas while upgrading the overall visuals of your place?