Posted on Feb 27, 2014
Posted in Products

We’ve been in our house for over a year now and I have yet to poke a hole in a single wall.  It was months after we were settled in before we started hanging décor onto the walls.I don’t know what it was. I just didn’t (and still don’t) want to mar or damage the fresh new walls all over our house. If you’ve find yourself like me and no in favor of stabbing holes in your walls, or if you change like to change your wall décor frequently, this little tip is for you.

This very simple home décor tip involves using the very popular Command Hanging Strips. They’re the perfect solutions for those of us who are anti-nail when hanging. wall art.

Command Strips 2-2 Command Strips 3-2

Using the Command Strips is super easy and they offer various sizes and configuration for hanging simple posters to adequately sized gallery wrap portraits. Here’s a quick run down of the steps:


Choose your wall art and location and purchase the command strips appropriate for the size art. Here is one of our canvas gallery wraps from our family portrait session with my good photographer friend Heather Rontti.


Location for Hanging 16x20 Wall Portrait-2

Follow the sizing recommendations for your artwork. You don’t want to be scared awake in the middle of the night because a wall portrait in the family room came crashing down.

If your wall art (like mine) happens to have a sawtooth hook, you’ll need to pull that out to give you a nice, flat back.

Removing The Sawtooth Hook For a Flat Backing-2


By the way, this gallery wrap of the family is one of the most popular portrait products I offer. You can learn more about canvas gallery wraps HERE.

Join pairs of strips with good squeeze to engage the loops and hooks.
Remove the first adhesive backing and press the strips firmly to the back of your artwork. Press and hold each strip for about 30 sections to get a good bond.

Four Medium Command Strips for 16x20 Portrait-2 Command Strips In Place-2
Remove the outer adhesive backing and press your artwork in place. That’s it. And if you’re the anal, engineering type like me you can set a level on top to confirm you’re all lined up. Piece of advice, get a much smaller level than that beast that I’m using.

Finished Portrait Hung and Leveled-2



No better way to put this great tip into practice than to hang your next family portrait from us with Command Strips. I hope we can talk soon and create some beautiful portrait images for you and give you plenty of products to display around your home as décor.


Oh, and if you must punch holes in your walls to hang your portraits, here’s a great tip I found on Pinterest.


Happy decorating!
Derek Johnson