Just Say Yes to Wall Art

By Basic Organization team member Debbie Baker.

I have already outed myself as a professional organizer who is also a lover of stuff. That also includes stuff on the wall, whether it be organizer-friendly hooks and shelves, or stuff with no functional purpose other than to make us happy, such as art, mirrors, sconces, salvaged architectural pieces – your imagination is the limit. Visiting homes in my personal life and as an organizer I have seen many blank walls, often times with artwork stored in various locations around the home, including leaning against walls. My thought – just hang it! I think a lot of people have a fear of making a mistake. There is really no reason to fear – if you don’t like it, or change your mind, the wall damage caused by a nail is easy to fix – spackle, sand, paint. Or use one of the no damage options available these days, such as 3M Command Strip products. There are so many internet resources available these days for picture hanging tips — here is a link to a good one.

If you make a mistake or change your mind, here is a video from Lowes with comprehensive repair instructions for a variety of wall repairs.

Hanging art is logical in an organizing sense – you are giving appropriate homes to these objects. And in the process you are making a house a home, and making it your own.

Wall art


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