5 Ways to Hang Picture Frames Without Nails

Use a Picture Shelf

Shelves, whether they’re stationary or hanging, are the perfect way to show off your frame. Picture ledges and shelves are very versatile, which means that you can rearrange your frames whenever you feel like it without having to worry about nails or the holes they leave behind. No matter if your frame leans up against the wall, or has a stand, a picture ledge is an easy way to show off all of your art and photos.


Hang Frames From the Ceiling

Considering Charleston’s history, there’s a good chance that you’re living in an older home. 19th and early 20th-century homes often contained picture rails, a type of molding usually found underneath the crown molding. In order to make use of these features, be sure to grab an additional picture wire and picture rail hooks. 

Pro Tip: Get artsy and use a heavy-duty string or any other strong material to use instead of picture wire. That way, the visible material just contributes to your overall aesthetic.


Lean Them Against a Wall

For a casual look with simple execution, just lean your frame up against the wall. This method works for any surface of your home, from shelves and bookcases to countertops and mantels. 

Pro Tip: Add an artistic touch with your larger framed artwork by propping up a few different sized frames against a wall.


Get Some Screw-In Hooks

Screw-in hooks are easy to find and even easier to use. Insert the hooks into the wall just by twisting them– no hammer required! These hooks come in all sorts of sizes, making hanging all sorts of frames and artwork a breeze. 

Pro Tip: hang a frame on a screw-in hook by simply placing the built-in wire over the hook, or create a “leaning look” by screwing two hooks into a wall and then placing your frame on the hooks like a shelf.


Get Creative!

If you’re in need of a shakeup in your home decor, (in addition to more ways to hang your frames) then you may want to consider a prop. Take a wooden ladder and use it to display frames, books, or plants. It will create an easy solution for any shelving issues, and can also become a decorative statement piece in your home. For an artistic touch, pick up an easel to display your favorite framed photograph or piece of artwork. A pegboard is also an option to use for a headboard or to decorate an empty wall. The best part is that there’s no need for nails because the pegboard is already full of holes. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to contribute to your home’s unique decor without any need for a hammer and nails.