Exposed brick walls have become very popular in recent years. It’s such a beautiful element that doesn’t need anything else added to it. Although it looks mighty nice seeing art installed onto the brick surface. However the problem end up being, how do you go about hanging art on brick walls? You can’t exactly add a nail into it or stick some tape on it. Don’t let this prevent you from doing it. Instead just try out some of these methods and your problems will be solved.
First, do not drill into the brick itself. I repeat, do not. Instead try drilling into the mortar about an inch so that you can install a wall anchor. Don’t go too deep or you might puncture something and cause some problems. This is going to be the best way to hang large striking pieces onto the brick surface. Just be sure to plan it out because you want to be able to reuse this spot as much as possible.
If you’re not wanting to drill into the wall, especially if you’re a renter, than try buying some brick clip fasteners. These are small clips that you can attach onto your brick directly and it will hold up to 25 pounds. These are the most ideal way to hang smaller, lighter pieces directly onto the brick itself.
This is a great solution for hanging art on brick fireplaces. Whether you have a mantle or not, sometimes you just want to hang something for the holidays, or a large framed piece. This gives you that option without any damage afterwards.
A great way to incorporate some art and or accessories is to install some shelving. It can give you a very industrial look and can make that statement you’re looking for. Only install directly into the wall if you own the space, as it can be quite the doozy to repair when you leave. If you’re renting, just buy a shelving unit and bump it right up to your rick wall. It looks amazing behind a sofa, or off the to side. It allows for much more flexibility and is just a lot of fun.
Written by Rhiannon Gillis. Rhiannon is the owner of the Amber & Honey Design Co., and she is presently leading all design and staging projects. She writes for this blog and multiple other blogs frequently. Make sure you follow her on Instagram and Twitter.