If you've been into an I.O. METRO store you've seen the many ways repetition can work. I bet you've also wondered how in the world someone could hang so many different items so perfectly? Whether you're hanging framed art, mirrors, metal art, or sculptures we have a fool proof way to get things straight. It's called paper templates! They're light and super easy to play with until you get things perfect.
Once you've selected a wall, following our simple HANGING TIPS, and you're sure to get stunning style (without re-hanging for hours and a zillion holes in the wall).
Step 1) Collect your supplies. You'll need paper, scissors, blue painters tape, a sharpie, and a tape measure.
Step 2) Create your pattern by laying out your items on the floor.
Step 3) Draw a template. Trace your piece, make a mark where the hanger is located on the item, and cut it out. (Here we used legal size paper, but for larger pieces, use brown butcher paper.)
Step 4) Hang your paper templates on the wall with the painters tape. This tape is super gentle and won't hurt your walls. And by the way, it's best to measure and work from the center outward, so you don't get off.
Step 5) Stand back and tweak as needed. Once everything is perfect, mark your nail holes in the wall. Take the papers down as you hang.
(Photo Credit: I.O. METRO)