The architecture of your new Cypress Green home will be different from that of your existing home, which means you may have to rethink where to hang art and family photos. How? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you hang and group pictures like a pro.

Make a Plan
Before you hammer that first nail, plan out where to hang your pictures. You can use paper cutouts or painter’s tape to map out where each picture will go. Consider factors like spacing, arrangement and the overall balance of the display.

Change Up Your Frames
This is a great time to change out your frames. Select ones that complement each other and your decor style. You can opt for matching frames for a cohesive look or mix different styles and finishes for a more eclectic vibe.

More Planning and Arranging
Lay out your pictures on a flat surface, such as the floor or a large table, to experiment with different arrangements. Play around with the placement of each picture until you find a layout that you’re happy with.

Measure and Mark
Once you’ve finalized your layout, use a pencil to mark the positions of the pictures on the wall. Use a tape measure and a level to ensure accuracy and straight lines. Consider using a laser level or picture-hanging tool for precise alignment.

Get Hanging
Single pieces such as a large picture over the fireplace or sofa are easy. For more of a gallery look, start by hanging the largest or central piece first, as it will serve as the focal point of your display. Use appropriate hanging hardware for each picture such as nails, picture hooks or adhesive hooks, depending on the weight and type of frame.

Work Outward
For grouped arrangements, work outward from the central piece, gradually adding smaller pictures around it. If you’re creating a gallery wall with multiple frames, consider leaving some space between each frame to allow the eye to rest and appreciate each piece individually.

Step Back and Adjust
Step back frequently to assess your arrangement from different angles and distances. Make any necessary adjustments to spacing, alignment or placement as you go. Trust your instincts and aim for a visually balanced and harmonious display.

Finish Up
Once your pictures are hung, take a moment to make any final adjustments and ensure everything is level and secure. Consider adding decorative elements such as wall sconces, mirrors or accent pieces to complement your picture display. Then admire your handiwork.

Use Our Model Home for Inspiration
Need a visual guide? Visit our model homes! Each home has been professionally decorated so you can be sure the pictures have been hung to optimize their appeal!