How can I decorate an attic apartment with art?


I have recently moved into a "Mother-in -Law" apartment which is converted attic space over a garage. I love to display art on my walls but the vaulted ceilings do not permit hanging of anything. Any suggestiongs would be appreciated.

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  • Have you looked into command hooks? That might be a solution for you.

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    • Ignore the slanted ceilings! If you have other items than traditional pictures or framed art, lay out on the floor first to get the look you want or trace the items on butcher paper, then tape those to the wall, adjust until you get the look you are going for. Then replace the paper with the corresponding item.

  • Betty Albright-Bistrow Betty Albright-Bistrow on Dec 20, 2018

    Hi Michael! Your apartment sounds pretty neat! I know with the art you want to put up it will look so nice! Here are some ideas for you..... Merry Christmas to you!

  • Em Em on Dec 21, 2018
    How to Hang Pictures on Sloped Ceilings

    The sloped ceiling in your bedroom may limit where you can put your bed, or even where you can get dressed in the morning without bumping your head. But it can also extend the amount of space available for hanging framed pictures and displaying some of your favorite pieces. It's necessary to use the proper hardware and hanging technique to ensure the pictures you place on a sloped ceiling won't come crashing down.

    Find the center of the framed picture, using a measuring tape. Mark the center point about 1/2 inch from the bottom edge of the frame. Measure 1 inch inward from the outer edge of both top corners and make a mark about 1/2 inch downward from the top edge of the frame.

    Fasten a keyhole picture hanger at each of the three marks. Position the hanger to ensure the larger part of the keyhole is on the bottom of each hanger.

    Measure the distance of the picture between the two top marks. Measure the distance along a diagonal between one of the corner marks and the mark at the bottom of your picture.

    Run a stud finder along the slated ceiling to find the studs.

    Mark the center of one stud on the sloped ceiling, using a pencil. Use that mark as a starting point and measure the distance between the two top marks on your picture. For example, if the distance between these two marks is 24 inches, measure 24 inches from the mark you made in the stud and make another mark on the ceiling. Find the point on your ceiling that corresponds with the mark along the bottom edge of your picture. Place your measuring tape on the ceiling at a diagonal, starting at one of the points. Measure the distance that corresponds to the same diagonal distance on the back of the picture.

    Predrill holes for the pan-head screws at each of the three marked points on the sloped ceiling. Ensure to have at least one pan-head screw anchored into a stud. If your picture won't hang on top of more than one stud, insert wall anchors into the predrilled holes to keep the pan-head screws in place. Use a drill to insert the screws into each of the predrilled holes or wall anchors. Alternatively, if the sloped ceiling is plaster, put a small piece of masking tape on each of the three marks for the pan-head screws. Predrill the holes and insert the screws.

    Hang a picture on the three pan-head screws so that the screws fit snugly inside keyhole. Position the screws in line with the bottom of the keyhole hanger first, then lock the screw into place by sliding the smaller part of the keyhole hanger downward

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