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Monthly Archives: May 2018

  • How to Hang Your Art Without Damaging Your Walls

    When it comes to saving money, renting an apartment can be extremely helpful to cut costs. But, depending on the situation, it can also restrict from decorating the way you want. That said, renting doesn't have to mean that you can't decorate your walls how you like. The following items should give you some excellent ideas on what you can use to hang things on your walls. These options should help you decorate more easily without having to worry about leaving massive gaping holes in your walls and get charged massive fees for damage to the apartment.

    3M Hooks

    These hooks are sold by a variety of different companies, including 3M. They have an adhesive tape on their back that can be used to stick them to the wall which also allows them to be easily removed from wherever they are placed without risk of damage to the walls. These hooks are typically designed to at least a couple of pounds.

    Some versions of these hooks are specially designed to hold art or photographs, but the standard hooks are also able to hold art that is on canvases.

    Tape

    This is not necessarily the best or the most viable method to display art on your walls, but it can work. If you aren't interested in an especially fancy display then tape may be your best bet since it is cheap and works without any need for fancy installation practices. Tape can be an especially helpful means of displaying art if you plan to display a lot of it since tape is very inexpensive, unlike hooks or velcro which can be somewhat pricey depending on how many you need.

    Velcro

    Velcro is an excellent solution for hanging artwork when you expect to have to put up and take down your art for all the time. If you decide to go for this method, be sure and choose the kind with the strongest adhesive backing you can possibly find and follow the installation directions to the letter in order to prevent your art from falling off while hanging on the wall.

     

    If you want to get a better idea of what you can use to hang artwork in your apartment, contact us today.

  • Make Dimensions Part of Your Art Display with a Tension Rod System

    Gallery and museum artwork is traditionally displayed too different ways. They are hung up against the wall or sat on a platform without any wall or ceiling support. Almost all alternatives are a play on these two common setups. A lot of modifications are designed to protect the walls, the artwork, or even the people around the gallery displays. But those same tools can become art themselves. Add dimensionality to your gallery displays with a tension rod system.

    How do tension rod systems work?

    At its most traditional and basic, artwork is usually hung from one or two fixed points near the top of the piece of art. The bottom of the artwork or the frame rests against the wall or support barrier. This makes the artwork hang flat, or nearly flat, and fixed from the top.

    But tension rods support the artwork from the top and the bottom. Cables run vertically from the ceiling to floor with enough tension to pull the cables taut. Then a horizontal bar or hooks secure the artwork in place. This system is often used for very lightweight art or art that needs to be fixed in place on all sides. They also mean that artwork can be displayed without a support wall directly behind it.

    How can you make displays pop with a tension rod system?

    If you want to make the display style part of the display, then a tension rod system gives you plenty of options without taking away from the artwork. You can:

    • Hang displays in the middle of an open space for dramatic emphasis.
    • Create perfectly aligned vertical or horizontal columns.
    • Tilt the tension cables for a receding or protruding effect so people can walk up to or under the artwork. Different angles can help tell a story or make the gallery walk space more dynamic.

    For tension rod systems and backup hardware, go to Systematic Art here.

  • How to Save Your Gallery Walls and Your Deposit

    Gallery walls can take a beating, even if everyone is told to keep their hands to themselves. Everything from high traffic crowds to bulky art displays can start to break down the drywall. If you are using a rented space, make sure you get the deposit back and keep your reputation as a tenant in good condition. Here's how to protect the space.

    Use center displays for three dimensional or pointy artwork. 

    Some artwork isn't designed to be displayed against a wall. These are great opportunities to have central displays that visitors can walk around. Not only does that allow every side of the art to be shown and enjoyed, it keeps the sharp sides away from the walls. Limiting contact is best for both the piece and the wall, so make sure you always have a backup inventory of ropes, adjustable lighting, and raised platforms.

    Use a hanging rod system to control the display's weight.

    Some artwork is heavy even when it's two dimensions. Frames, layers of paint, and even metal canvases have a lot of mass, and the pressure they put on hanging hardware isn't always evenly distributed. Instead of trying to use embedded hooks to center and straighten the artwork, a hanging rod system supports the weight and uses a bar along the ceiling's edge for structural integrity. 

    There are several benefits of minimizing points of contact with the walls. You don't have to worry about finding the studs or inbuilt structural supports hidden in the walls. You also don't have to worry about clipping a pipe or wire if you're nailing something into the wall. Hanging rods can even support the piece of art from more than two points so you can support it off the wall entirely for a dramatic shadowed effect.

    Go to Systematic Art for the hardware and support equipment to keep the art safe and get your deposit back.

  • 3 Ways to Use an Invisible Grid for Your Photo Displays

    Creating artistic photo displays on your living or bedroom wall is one of the best ways to fill the blank space of an empty wall. But everything from the number of photos you have, the range of sizes, and even the color content in the photos have a part to play in your final design. Here's how a hanging photo display system can help:

    1. Always have the right space and margins.

    The most arduous part of creating a photo display is getting the margins just right. A slightly wrong angle or a frame a centimeter too wide can start to consume a whole wall until you notice only the flaw. So back the display with an adjustable grid system. It acts like a matrix that holds photos perfectly in place even as you make last-minute adjustments. It can form the base for asymmetrical displays, photos with different dimensions, and more. The grid helps ensure the space between frames is consistent.

    2. You can make changes more often.

    Photo displays are relatively permanent fixtures when you use traditional nails or sticky tabs. But if you're collecting new photographs all the time or you want to create seasonal displays that accent different colors, the time cost of repairing the wall and measuring out a new display can be too high. But an adjustable display system only needs to be installed once. Then you can replace the photos without having to use any tools, even a measuring tape.

    3. The wall stays protected.

    Using nails, tabs, and hooks isn't just time-consuming. It can leave holes or residue on your walls. But if you install a frame system as a semi-permanent fixture, your photos can be hung, adjusted, and replaced without making any new holes.

    Photo displays should be fun, not extra work. Go to Systematic Art to get the hardware you need.

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