How do you hang pictures on top of fabric on the wall?

I put a wall of drapes behind my bed as a sound barrier and it has made a lovely backdrop in lieu of a headboard. My challenge is how to hang two pictures that used to be over the bedside tables. Any ideas?
  15 answers
  • Rebecca Babbitt Rebecca Babbitt on Jun 25, 2017

    Hang with long satin ribbons from the curtain rod

  • Deanna Ferris Rothwell Deanna Ferris Rothwell on Jun 25, 2017

    Hang them from hooks attached to the wall above the drapes or use ceiling hook placed equally distant with the curtain rod. Use picture wire to hang, if heavy. Can use Satin ribbon also.

  • Patricia Patricia on Jun 25, 2017

    Hang thin decorative black curtain rod(s) directly from ceiling. Suspend pictures from rod to the height you prefer with chain, ribbon, cord, etc.

  • Cindy Ptak Cindy Ptak on Jun 26, 2017

    If you don't mind putting holes in your drapes you could hang hooks on the wall behind where you want the pictures to hang, cut holes in the drapes, and hang them that way. Long hooks, though, because otherwise the pictures will push against the fabric, creating a dent in the drapes!

    • 20208520 20208520 on Jul 05, 2017

      This is the best suggestion I have read this far. It allows for the pictures to appear as if the are floating on the wall.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 26, 2017

    You could use clothespins!

  • Regina Byford Howell Regina Byford Howell on Jun 26, 2017

    if pics are lightweight, you could use a tack that will only make a tiny hole in fabric but so thru wall to hold pic. If tack isn't long enough, a small nail will do same thing w/minimal damage to curtain. When washed, hole will close back up.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jun 26, 2017

    You can use a large twisted open paper clip

  • Emily Emily on Jun 26, 2017

    You could make a headboard for your bed that is longer than the bed and extends over the bedside tables. then just rehang pictures. The headboard could be covered with the same fabric as the draperies. And it could make an even stronger sound barrier. Or you could re-hang pictures in another part of the room and have pretty lamps on the tables.

  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Jun 26, 2017

    I would just make sure they are even and use a nail right through the fabric , real easy but I don't think I would care if the fabric had a small hole. Make it a longer nail so that the curtains won't be smashed against the wall. I like things quick and easy so I can move on to my next project.

  • D roach D roach on Jun 26, 2017

    I would hang them on wires from hooks in the ceiling

  • Sharon Carson Dunham Sharon Carson Dunham on Jun 26, 2017

    If you have molding, hang from the molding and use the special clip they have to do it this way.

  • Vivian Vivian on Jun 26, 2017

    Use any of the ideas for hanging the pictures in front or the curtains (hooks from walls or ceiling) but instead of wire or ribbon use heavy fish line to attach. Pictures will appear to float in front of the fabric.

  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Jun 26, 2017

    Is there any way you could hang them from the ceiling. I bet it would look really cool as they would have the appearance of floating.

  • Dau24930482 Dau24930482 on Jun 26, 2017

    If the drapes do not go all the way to the ceiling, you can put up a picture molding an inch or two from the ceiling. With molding hooks you can hang the pictures from the moldings anywhere you wish along the walls, and change them out frequently without harm to either the drapes or the wall. If you want to make them look like they are floating, you can use fishing line, otherwise you could use a pretty ribbon.

  • Virginia Virginia on Jun 26, 2017

    I like the idea of "floating" pictures, too. Yes, use fishing line. And if you hang them in the middle of the room, pair them up back to back so you have a picture to look at on each side instead of picture frame backs.