How to hang a photo frame or picture frame on your wall

How to Hang a Photo Frame or Picture Frame on Your Wall

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Are you looking for assistance on how to hang a photo frame or picture frame on your wall? We have created a convenient step-by-step guide.

When hanging a photo frame there are a few things that you need to consider such as the position and placement of your frame, does the frame compliment and enhance your space?

Similarly, consider if the wall space is too big and your frame too small? If this is the case, we suggest hanging multiple frames together in either a cluster or arranged formation.

Below is a step by step guide to hanging your photo or picture frame in your home or office -


Step 1. Getting Started:

getting started to hang a picture


Items you'll require:

  • Your picture or photo frame
  • A tape measure
  • A screw driver
  • Wall hook (in this example we have used a Wall Mate)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Step 2 - Determine Where on your Wall you would like to Hang your Picture Frame

Remember the ideal position of your frame on the wall is where the center of the picture frame is at your eye level.


Step 3 - Marking The Top of Your Picture Frame Location on the Wall

Marking The Top of Your Picture Frame Location on the Wall


Hold the picture frame in position in the ideal hanging spot on the wall. Then place a pencil mark (or a piece of painters tape) at the top of the frame, this will mark where you want the top edge of the frame to sit.

If you like, you can also put a piece on the bottom of the frame so that when you stand back you can have a look and see if the positioning is right for you.


Step 4 - Marking The Top of Your Picture Frame Location on the Wall

Marking The Top of Your Picture Frame Location on the Wall


Place your picture frame face down on a flat surface. Then measure from the top of the frame to the picture hook. If your frame has a wire hanger, hook your measuring tape onto the wire and pull upwards towards the top of the frame (to take up any slack in the wire)

Measure the gap between the wire and the top of the picture frame. Write this measurement down (in this example, it is approx.10 centimeters)


Step 5. Marking Your Wall Hanger Location on the Wall

Marking Your Wall Hanger Location on the Wall


Using this measurement, position the tape measure at the top of your tape/pencil mark, and this will show the required distance where your the hook for your picture frame will need to go. Mark this spot on the wall with your pencil (in our example, the spot is 10 centimeters from the top)


Step 6 - Fixing Your Wall Hook Hanger onto the Wall
Screw the Wall Mate or Wall Hook into the wall. We also recommend the use of 3M or other wall-friendly products if you are unable to screw into your wall - however please observe the weight requirements of these type of hangers.

Please pay attention to the screw to ensure it is properly rated to take the weight of your frame. Note that larger sized frames such as A1 or bigger, may require two wall hooks or wall hangers to properly support the weight of the frame over time.

We're using a Wall Mate and a Screw in the example shown below -

Wall Mate and a Screw


Step 7. Hang Your Picture Frame Over the Wall Screw or Wall Hook

Hang Your Picture Frame Over the Wall Screw or Wall Hook


Step 8 - Check Your Picture Frame is Level
Take a few steps back to ensure the picture frame is sitting level. You can use your eye to judge this or use a spirit-level.

Tip: Place blue-tack on the rear bottom corners of the picture frame (or alternatively felt stickers) to stick to the wall for stability.

Your picture frame is now hung! We hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel from to contact us.

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