Metal art is a great choice when it comes to decorating the house. In most cases, metal art is more expressive than paper art and comes with the added benefit of lasting longer. That is, it’s more durable. If you’re thinking of getting some art for your home, then you should consider metal art. Unlike regular art, which you can hang just about anywhere, metal art is more delicate. In addition to presentation and aesthetics, some places don’t just make sense for metal art. So, if you’re getting metal wall art, where do you hang it?
The Living Room
The lifeblood of the house and usually the first room people see in the home. It also happens to be one of the few rooms in the house where you can hang any art. Metal art is always a sure conversation starter to have no problem connecting with your guests. The living room also happens to be the house that has the most space for you to hang art. In addition, you and your guests will be spending a lot of time here, so it won’t hurt to have something beautiful adorning the wall.
Unlike the living room, the bedroom won’t have you spending time with too many guests, but it can’t hurt to have great art there. If you have ample space above your bed, you can place your metal wall art here. It will help add some culture to the room as most metal wall art is usually intended for this purpose. Waking up each morning and staring at a metal art piece in your bedroom is not the wrong way to start the day. You may end up loving to spend time in your bedroom more than anywhere else in your home.
How to Hang Metal Wall Art
Metal wall art is unique. Unlike normal wall art made from paper, you can’t simply hang it on your wall without caution for various reasons. Firstly, metal wall art is usually very heavy, and hanging it carelessly will only ruin your wall. Secondly, you can ruin a great metal wall piece if you don’t secure it properly on your wall. Ideally, you will have a trained professional come and hang your metal art for you, but that can be expensive. Besides, anyone can hang up metal art with the right tools and knowledge.
Make a Strong Hanger
You don’t want to simply put a nail on the wall and hang your metal wall art on it. With the weight of metal wall art, there will be too much tension on the nail and, ultimately, the wall. In addition, the wall will give out at some point, and you’ll have ruined both the wall and the metal art. In some cases, some metal wall art comes with hangers, but if it doesn’t, then you can make one yourself. The hanger should be strong enough to withstand the weight of the metal wall art.
Locate a Stud in your Wall
Even with your hanger as strong as it can be, you shouldn’t hang a wall art directly on the wall. The wall is built of simple concrete or wood, which will ultimately be ruined. On the other hand, a stud is more solid and better equipped to handle metal wall art. The studs are located behind your wall, and you can find them with a handy device known as a stud finder. Once you have located a suitable stud, mark the spot where it is located as your installation point.
Place the Hanger on the Stud
This part should be relatively straightforward, but you’ll need to be careful to avoid ruining both your wall and the studs. The hanger should be fastened directly into the stud at the proper position. To ensure you do this part correctly, you’ll need to check that what you’re doing is even. If it is uneven, then the odds are that you have missed the stud unless your entire wall is uneven. The screws used here will also need to be long enough to hold the hanger while making solid contact with the studs. Finally, it would be helpful to make some holes in both the hanger and the studs in the marked spots before simply inserting the screw.
Hang your Metal Artwork
This is the simplest part of the whole task, with all the major work completed. Your metal art should have a latch that you can attach to the hanger. Place that on your hanger and gently release the art. If you can’t feel the weight of the artwork seemingly being lifted by the hanger, then you shouldn’t let go. However, once the hanger has the artwork firmly lifted, then you can let go. Verify that your metal art is even and relax.
With these tips, you’ll be able to locate usable space for your metal art. Moreso, boring generic art pieces will be a thing of the past when decorating your home.
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