Here is how you can hang pictures in your bathroom and the best type of frame to use:
My Dad is a picture framer by trade so we were never short of well framed pictures, prints and art around our home. And that includes the bathroom.
As they say, you can take the girl out of the country…so I have followed in my Dad’s footsteps with my own fair share of framed pics in my home.
I don’t really collect anything, but curating art is something I’ve come to enjoy. Just like a great outfit accessory, the perfect picture can be exactly what a room was missing.
What kind of pictures can be hung in the bathroom?
I would avoid hanging any original works of art in your bathroom, but a canvas or print should be suitable, especially if they are hung in a metal frame – more on that later!
Tip: hang pictures using screws and nails rather than command strips, these might come loose with the extra moisture in the air.
Are pictures okay in the bathroom?
Archival (acid-free paper) or canvas pictures are most suited in a bathroom, they will be able to withstand the moisture, however, to be on the safe side, I wouldn’t rush to hang anything you’re really attached to in your bathroom – just incase; keep the family heirlooms in the rest of the house for now.
Where should pictures be placed in the bathroom?
The biggest mistake most people make when hanging pictures is hanging them too high, you want them at eye-level, but, simultaneously, out of the way of being knocked and damaged.
How do you protect pictures from moisture?
To protect your pictures from moisture, you want to secure them in a metal frame with good-quality backboard and tape; this protects the picture from dust and moisture damage. Metal frames don’t warp like wood frames in different types of atmosphere, which is why they’re the right guy for the job.
If you can, keep the extractor fan on as much as possible as well as keeping windows and doors open too.
In summary, to hang pictures in your bathroom you should follow these steps:
- Use nails and hooks
- Seal your pictures into the frame with good-quality backboard and tape
- Use a metal picture frame
- Hang pictures at eye-level, but out of the way of being knocked
- Don’t use original works of art
- Hang pictures printed on archival-paper or canvas
- Use an extractor fan, keep the windows and doors open when possible
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