Hanging art in a rental property... + hanging alternatives
No holes in the wall allowed, hey… We’ve all been there! But there are ways to hang art without having to give up your bond.
Bluetack/tape/thumbtack it. Some lightweight pieces look great just as they are, or mixed in with framed pieces in a collective art wall setting.
Adhesive hooks. They can be peeled off when it’s time to move on.
Laminate it. If it’s a poster, a photo, or something not too valuable, then you could also consider getting it laminated to help protect against dust and spills, and use the ol’ bluetack/double-sided tape/wasabi tape/thumb-tack method of attaching it to a wall. There’s some great matt laminates available, and we’d go for these over the reflective sheen options.
Clip it. For lightweight pieces, slip a small nail or thumb tack into the wall, hang a bulldog or similar style clip from it, and clip the top of the artwork in.
Lean it. Don’t look past the old picture lean, either. Leaning framed works or canvases against a wall, either on the floor or on top of a shelf/mantel/bookcase can look great, especially if there are ‘properly’ hung works nearby. It’s got that effortlessly fabulous sniff about it.