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How to Hang Art Without Harming Your Walls


Situated in one of Buckhead’s premier residential neighborhoods, The Jane Atlanta is located in the heart of Atlanta’s rich and vibrant arts scene. From world-class music and dance acts to contemporary storytelling to a host of local galleries, art and culture abounds in our community.

If you’d like to bring some of that trendy art scene into your home, be sure to check out the First Thursdays Art Walk. But once you pick up one-of-a-kind works of art from local artisans and tastemakers, how do you display it? We are here to help. To ensure your living space feels like a home, browse our favorite tips for how to hang art without damaging your walls.

Monkey Hooks

One of our favorite ways to hang artwork is with a monkey hook. The monkey hook is an innovative heavy-duty wall hanger that can be installed without tools. The unique design makes one single small hole in your drywall and secures your picture exactly where you want it. It’s a simple solution that takes the guesswork out of picture hanging.

Command Strips

For a hassle-free wall hanging solution that won’t put any holes in your wall, try Command Picture Hanging Strips. With a variety of models available, you can hang everything from posters to large canvases. Adhesive hangers even offer options fit for wire-backed artwork and frames with easels. Plus, if you follow their simple instructions, you can safely remove the command strip from your wall with no damage at all.

Washi Tape

Depending on the size and weight of the artwork, you could also make a DIY gallery wall with washi tape. Available in a wide array of colors and designs, washi tape is an affordable solution to picture hanging. While the tape can’t hold large canvases or framed works, it’s perfect for the prints and posters you purchase to decorate your home from a Buckhead Art Gallery. As an added bonus, washi tape can be re-peeled and reused so you can rearrange your artwork as often as you’d like.

Get Creative

If none of these solutions work for your home décor, come up with your own! If you like to change your artwork out often, try displaying your favorite pieces on a bulletin board. You could also use clothespins to hang pictures from a decorative wire or ribbon. To hang artwork in your home office, display the pieces you love on a series of clipboards. Hanging pictures in an apartment can be a hassle, but if you let your imagination run free – the sky’s the limit!