5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PICTURE HANGER
Before I became an Interior Designer, I had no idea Professional Picture Hangers existed – so for this month’s blog post I’m here to impart some (somewhat) lifesaving trade secrets! I just wish I had known about this service sooner, and would strongly recommend them to everyone, whether you’re considering hiring them for your own home, or you’re also working in the field like me.
Below, I’ll discuss the top 5 reasons why you should consider investing.
THEY’LL SAVE YOUR TIME
Choosing where to put your artworks, and then actually putting them up, takes quite a while. If you’re not a particularly creative or practical person, or like the rest of us you just don’t have the energy or time, then this service is a gamechanger. All you have to do is explain where you want your pieces to go, and in what style, and they’ll get to work while you get on with working from home.
If you truly want to save time, you don’t even have to plan how or where you want things to be arranged – let them hang your art in whatever way they think would look best. Trust me, these guys know how to make art sing, so you can put your total faith in them that whatever arrangement they decide to go for will look amazing.
2. THEY’LL SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE
Well, not always. But they sure will stop a lot of domestics.
Keep your sanity, reputation and relationships by hiring professionals who actually know what they’re doing, and won’t leave you disappointed with the results… (unlike some people)!
In addition, perhaps you’re moving from one property to another, and are having to transport family heirlooms, precious mirrors, or simply your favourite art purchases. Moving these can be stressful and risky, but a professional art hanger will guarantee the safe delivery and storing of your possessions – they even have options for temperature-controlled storage facilities, and 24 hour surveillance, should you need it.
3. THEY’LL SAVE YOUR MONEY
Hiring a professional picture hanger saves you money for two reasons:
Firstly, it stops you from making expensive ‘trial and error’ mistakes. When hanging a picture yourself and trying to decide where your art should go, you’re quite likely to drill far more holes than needed. These errors cost a lot more time and money, and just end up with you having to pay for more things you don’t need, including wall filler, wall paint, and in the worst cases a handyman.
Secondly, a botched DIY job also risks damaging your wall art. Using the wrong tools or hanging something incorrectly (particularly if it’s on the heavier side) can end up putting too much pressure on the piece, and risks breaking it and its frame. Worst of all, your art could just fall off the wall entirely!
4. THEY’LL MAKE YOUR HOME AND ART LOOK ITS BEST
It is so easy to overanalyse every creative decision when designing or redesigning your property. We also tend to get attached to the idea of certain art pieces going in one specific place.
This service allows you to obtain an unbiased opinion on picture and wall art placement, and will show you which pieces look their best, where. They’ll consider things like the amount of light entering the space, the size of the piece, and the colours within it, that you might not have thought of at all, so your collection will complement your home as much as it can.
Professional Picture Hangers will create and propose bespoke wall art arrangements for you. They’re particularly good at creating gallery walls, which can be tricky to get right, and require plenty of measuring. When done right, these frame a space beautifully, but when done wrong, they can look cluttered and chaotic.
A professional might suggest a more organised or ‘neat’ style, or group certain colours together, or go for things of a similar size and shape. Again, they’ll just be able to give you more of a professional’s insight than you might have, but don’t worry, you’ll still have the final say!
5. THEY’LL JUST DO A FAR BETTER JOB THAN YOU (SORRY, BUT IT’S TRUE)
Fundamentally, Professional Art Hangers will just hang things better than you. Think about it – they have all the right tools for the job, many of which you probably won’t have in your toolbox, plus they’ll be able to ensure that your pieces are hung as safely as possible.
While everyone wants to avoid death by falling picture, this service is particularly attractive to parents of young children. Kids, in particular infants and toddlers, are particularly at risk of injury if pictures are hung incorrectly.
In addition, sometimes it’s not physically possible to hang your own art – this will likely be the case for especially large or heavy pieces. In the long run, picture hanging services are a worthy investment and are so worth it, since they guarantee safety and efficiency.
If you fancy hiring a professional picture hanging team, we recommend Art Installation Services, click here to have a look at their website, and why not call them to ask for a quote? Thank you so much for reading, and stay tuned for next month’s blog on ten ways to add a pop of colour into your living room.