Save your walls; add a picture rail! Picture rails add charm to historic homes and apartments, but in today’s world there are many more options when it comes to hanging a picture rail. If you don’t live in a historic home that already has a picture rail, new ones can easily be installed that have either a vintage or modern look.
Picture rail molding is typically hung about 1-2 feet from the ceiling and surrounds the perimeter of a room. Hooks hang from the molding and a wire or lip cord on the frame to be hung is what connects the art to the hook. Historically, picture rails have been hung in living and dining rooms, parlors, and other areas of the home, but they can really be installed anywhere you would like to draw attention to artwork.
Picture rails have several benefits, the first of which is that they save your walls from having lots of little holes. Picture rails also provide visual interest to a room and allow art to stand out from the wall with ease. Take a look at a few picture rails below…this is an easy way to showcase your art!
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