When it comes to decorating your home, not much tops metal artwork. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also durable and long-lasting. Once you've found the perfect piece, you'll need to know how to securely hang metal wall art around your home. We've got expert tips on how to hang your metal art inside and outside, plus some advice on finding the perfect piece for your home!
Buying Metal Wall Art
Before hanging your metal art, you'll need to buy the perfect piece. You should consider style, size, and color as you begin shopping around. In addition to this, you should evaluate the room's overall theme you'll place it in. The style and color of the room could change the way the metal art looks, specifically if it clashes with the room's overall interior.
Evaluate the size and dimensions of the metal art and compare it to the size of your room and wall. If the piece is too large, it will appear overpowering and may even look unproportionate in the room. By carefully considering your interior design, you'll find a piece that compliments the space.
As you shop for metal wall art, you should also keep bits of your personality in mind, so you buy something that reflects it. If you have a four-legged companion, find a design that reflects this. Liberty Metal and Design sells handmade metal animal wall art, monograms, and more to compliment your home!
Tips for Metal Wall Art In Your Home
After buying this piece of décor, you'll need to know how to securely hang metal wall art around your home. There are a few different methods for doing this in the house, depending on how you want to hang it as well as where you'll place it. Below, we've explained the most common methods as well as what you'll need.
While no method is permanent per se, most people plan to keep the art up for some time. This is because when you nail or screw it to the wall, you’ll have to make repairs once you remove the artwork. Begin by gathering the necessary supplies such as a power drill, screws, anchors, measuring tape, a level, and a pencil.
Before hanging your metal wall art, you should also note its weight to ensure it hangs on the wall securely. If it's too heavy, a single screw may not hold it.
As you go about this hanging method, remember to:
- Locate studs in the wall
- Measure the area where you'll hang the art
- Check that everything appears level
- Consider using wall anchors if not securing to a stud
After completing these steps, you're ready to hang metal wall art on the wall. Keep in mind that these steps could differ slightly for different materials. For example, when drilling into tile, you'll need to drill more slowly than you would into plaster to prevent the tiles from cracking. Additionally, you’ll need a diamond tip drip bit for drilling through ceramic tile.
If the metal art is on the heavier side, you'll need to use an anchor alongside the nail or screw. Most recommend using a screw to hang metal monograms or 3D art.
Depending on your situation, you may not be able to hang wall décor with nails, especially if you rent. The good news is that you can still hang metal art differently. Velcro hanging strips adhere to the wall and your metal in an easily removable method. Keep in mind that this is best for lightweight metal art pieces.
If you use Velcro hanging strips, you'll still have to measure the area to find the ideal height, then check that everything appears level before marking the wall. Next, apply one end of the strip to the wall and the other to your art. After placing all the strips, it's time to press the art on the wall so both ends of Velcro stick.
Hanging Art on Doorways
Plenty of people hang metal art on their front door as a welcome sign or beautiful decoration piece. With a wreath hanger, you can easily place your metal art on the door, and best yet, you won't have to worry about measuring the space! Of course, depending on the piece, you may need to measure out a bit of wire to loop around two ends so it hangs on the hook.
Tips for Hanging Metal Art Outside
Hanging metal art outside is a bit different than in your home since you'll likely have to drill into the material. This is fairly similar to plaster, except you'll also need to use an anchor to keep it on the wall securely.
If you want to hang a sign on vinyl siding, you can use a vinyl siding hook that won't damage your home and does not require nails or screws. Keep in mind that methods using nails or screws could damage the siding, so this is likely your best option.
Finally, if you want to hang your metal art on a wooden fence, you'll need a nail or screw to hang it on. Remember to measure and mark the area as you do this, so the sign looks perfect once you hang it up.
Important Things To Note
Look around your home for the ideal spot to hang your metal wall art. If you plan to hang metal art above a piece of furniture, you'll need to keep the height of that furniture in mind. Most experts recommend hanging art at eye level to keep the walls of your room looking proportionate.
It's also important to make sure the area you've marked to hang the wall appears level. To do this, use a ruler to indicate where you'll mount the sign. After measuring it, you should use a level to verify that the area is as straightforward as it appears.
Liberty Metal and Design
Liberty Metal and Design is a family-owned business that sells handmade art that's sure to compliment your home. Plus, all our products are safe to hang both inside and outside. By doing this, you can add a bit of personality to every corner of your home. Liven up your space with unique metal wall art!