Category Archives: Design Tips

A Picture Doesn’t Lie

Do you ever get the feeling that something is wrong with how your living room or any other room in your house is decorated but, you just can’t seem to put your finger on the problem? Here’s a tip that never fails to diagnose the problem. Simply take a picture of your room. You’ll be […]

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1,2,3,4,5 Frames Perfectly Lined Up

If the thought of hanging five picture frames above a table like we did here scares you to death, don’t worry — it’s much easier than you think! With the right tools and a few tips and tricks you’ll be able to recreate this look in no time. To speed things up, have these tools […]

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Using Triple Duty Furniture in Tiny Spaces

If you’re planning to downsize or if you currently live in a challengingly small space, choosing the right furniture is key to keeping your home both comfortable and functional. The art of living large in a small space is dependent on buying pieces that can easily travel from room to room without looking out of […]

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Build the look on the floor

An easy way to perfect a multiple frame display is to lay them out on the floor to determine the best possible arrangement before hanging.  Imagine a vertical line running through the middle of your display. Check that items on either side of that line are visually equal in weight. Balance colored items, light and […]

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How to Hang Three Pictures — It’s Easier Than You Think!

These three frames are perfectly level, which I love. Getting them up took less then 10 minutes, all without any eyeballing or extra holes made in the walls. These are the tools you need to get the job done right: a Hang & Level, painter’s tape, a Déco hammer, a small level, three Déco Nails […]

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Hanging Art at Eye Level – What Does it Really Mean?

Hanging pictures at standing eye level can be very confusing … especially if you’re 5’6” and your partner is 6’2”. For pictures that will be viewed from a standing position such as in hallways or an entryway, the best rule of thumb is to position your artwork so its center hangs at 60″ to 66″ from the […]

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Keeping Picture Frames Straight

Are crooked pictures one of your pet peeves? There are few things more frustrating than having to adjust or straighten your pictures on a daily basis. After spending so much time choosing and carefully hanging the perfect artwork on your walls, all you want is for it to consistently stay straight and look great. The […]

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Avoid Damaging Artwork with Hair Spray

Hair spray is great to keep hair in place but not so great for your artwork. Use caution when looking in the mirror and using hair spray. Artwork is often hung on the wall opposite the mirror, which means you might easily overspray and damage the art behind you. You’ll end up with a sticky […]

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DIY: Make Your Own Sharpie Art

Wall art doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can make your own without spending much money at all, just like we did with this project. This DIY wall art is easy to make, incredibly inexpensive, and fun for kids to do on their own too. Here’s the step-by-step:  Time: less than an hour […]

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How to Cover Up Nicks and Scratches on Picture Frames

We all know the frustration of glancing at what we thought was a pristine picture frame and noticing an unsightly nick or scratch. We’ve always thought we were brilliant for using Sharpies of all colors to touch up a few dings on picture frames, but we’re sure we’re not the only ones using this trick! Although […]

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How to Attach a Sawtooth Hook to a Frame

Nowadays you’ll find picture frames that are sold without any hanging hardware, which can be very frustrating. Simply hanging your piece by the frame is definitely not an option, as it’s not safe. One way to solve the problem is by installing a sawtooth hook to your frame. Before you start, make sure to check […]

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How to patch holes in drywall

Most of us are intimidated by holes left behind by picture frames. You may try to cover them up with other frames, but at some point you will want to fix them.   And, it’s easy to do; just follow these simple steps. All you need are: Drywall patching compound or spackling Putty knife Sandpaper […]

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How to get IKEA Ribba Frames to Behave

We love Ribba™ frames from IKEA. They’re inexpensive, stylish and versatile. But they can be frustrating as well. We’ve hung more Ribba frames over the years than we can count and along the way we’ve come up with some tips and tricks to make things easier. We hope they help you too.   Problem: The […]

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Do I need to hang my pictures on wall studs?

Many people think that in order to safely hang a picture it must be on a wall stud, but the reality is, wall studs are rarely located where you need them to be. Architects and homebuilders don’t strategically place them where you’ll want to hang your artwork. Remember, hanging pictures is all about common sense. […]

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Hanging Pictures in Tall Narrow Spaces

When it comes to decorating, most of us tend to neglect those tall, skinny walls most of us have in our homes. Usually found between windows in the living room, next to the front entrance or powder room, or at the end of a hallway, these spaces aren’t impossible to decorate if you have the […]

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How to Hang a Large Clock — In No Time!

Hanging stuff is a breeze when you have the right tools. We not only felt like we completed this project in no time, the clock we hung read the same time when we finished as it did when we started! (Might have something to do with us forgetting to get batteries — oops!) Call me […]

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Hanging Two Frames Perfectly Level

If the thought of hanging two frames so that they’re perfectly level scares you, don’t worry! We’re here to show you the easy way to do it. We chose this Valentines heart artwork because its very timely and we like to spread the love all year around. The hearts are cute, colourful, and cheerful, which […]

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Rediscover your art with a fresh look

Do you walk by your artwork without really noticing it? If you have not changed up your wall décor for a while, it starts to blend into the background. Move your pictures around and it will feel brand new again. And the best part is, it won’t cost you a dime. In our example, this […]

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Hang art at kids level

Finding the perfect height to hang any artwork can be a challenge. But when it comes to a child’s room, the rules change again. Remember, your kids’ room is for them, so make sure to hang pictures, bookshelves, black boards etc…at their level, not at yours. In these pictures, it’s easy to see that the […]

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Wallpaper Design Junkies Delight – How To

This inspiration picture was the most re-pinned from our Dining Room Walls Pinterest Board over the past few months and with good reason! It’s quick, easy and makes a big statement with a few small pieces of leftover wallpaper. Since we had some gorgeous wallpaper leftover from a previous project and a wall that needed […]

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