Life Hack: How to Hang Perfectly Level Decor on Walls

hanging pictures

Since all of our big projects are pretty much done in our new house, I’ve gotten to work on some decorating.

I wish SO MUCH that I had known about this little life hack on hanging pictures a long time ago. It would have saved me from much frustration, time and unnecessary holes in my walls.

Here’s the trick:

For a frame with two brackets on the back, place a piece of painters tape across the back. Mark on the tape exactly where the nails or screws need to go.


Take your marked tape and place it on the wall where you want your pictures to hang. Use a level to make sure your tape is perfectly straight.

level it


If you want to hang two frames next to each other, do the same thing for the second frame and make sure the strips of tape are level with one another.


Hammer your nails in on the dots you previously marked.


Remove your tape and hang your pictures!

peel it off

Perfectly level on the first try!


I’ve used this method for hanging things SO much and it’s worked every time. Pin this for future reference!


  1. Sheryl says

    This is SUCH a good idea!!

  2. Karina says

    Check out hangomatic website. It’s a picture hanging tool. A measuring tape with a bubble level attached and metal anchors for marking the wall. 3 in 1. Save money in tape a level and all the other tools. Just need 1 hangomatic and you’re done!

    • Rachel says

      Sounds like a cool tool actually. Contact us if you’d be interested in partnering with Thriving Home in some way.

      • Karina says

        Hi Rachel, I wanted to follow up and see if you received my email a few weeks ago. If live to connect with and discuss how we may be able to partner together.

  3. Cydney says

    Thank you so much for the great idea! Just hung up my pictures and they are all level. 🙂

  4. Steve Sharp says

    I love this!! It’s SO EASYand work SO WELL!!!😯👍🏻😯😉☺️❤️

  5. Alva Hubbard says

    OMG thank you so much what a wonderful hack!

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