Hanging a canvas print without a frame is simple! An unframed canvas print can give your home a modern touch. Choose between a sleek, single-frame canvas print or a contemporary multi-panel layout. The possibilities are endless! We’ve created the ultimate guide to help you select, hang, and care for your unframed canvas print. The directions vary slightly from a traditional framed print, and we’re here to help you out. No matter what dynamic design you choose, an unframed piece of wall art is the perfect way to upgrade your space. Get your hammer and your nails ready, it’s time to elevate your interior in the blink of an eye!

Choosing the Right Layout for Your Space

When it comes to choosing the right unframed canvas layout for your space, there are a few things to consider. First, consider the size of the wall where you plan to hang the canvas. If you have a large wall space, a multi-panel canvas can create a dramatic and eye-catching display, while a single-panel canvas may get lost in the space. On the other hand, if you have a smaller wall space, a single-panel canvas may be the better choice, as a multi-panel canvas may feel overwhelming or crowded. Additionally, consider the style and theme of your decor. A single-panel canvas can create a clean and streamlined look, while a multi-panel canvas can add dimension and interest to the space. Ultimately, the right canvas layout for your space will depend on your personal style, the size of your wall, and the overall look and feel of your decor. Make sure to consider all options before making a final decision, as the right canvas layout can truly elevate the look of your space.

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How to Hang an Unframed Canvas: Panel Distance

When hanging a multi-panel canvas, it’s important to consider the correct distance between panels to ensure a cohesive and visually appealing display. A general rule of thumb is to leave 2-3 inches of space between each panel. This allows for enough visual separation between the panels without creating a distracting gap. However, this distance may vary depending on the size and layout of the panels, as well as the size of the wall where they will be displayed. It’s also important to ensure that the panels are aligned and level with each other, if you opt for a symmetrical layout. The ultimate goal is to create a polished look. Take your time when hanging a multi-panel canvas, and don’t be afraid to make adjustments. An easy way to plan your design is by cutting out pieces of paper the same size as each panel, and gently tape them to the wall. With a little patience and attention to detail, you can create a stunning and cohesive display that truly showcases your art.

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How to Hang a Canvas Without a Frame: Panel Height

When hanging a multi-panel canvas, the correct panel height is crucial to creating a visually appealing display. The height of each panel should be the same, or at least very close, to ensure that the display looks balanced and cohesive. The ideal height for each panel will depend on the size and layout of the canvas, as well as the height of the wall where it will be hung. A general rule of thumb is to aim for eye-level height, with the center of the canvas panels at approximately 57-60 inches from the ground. This may need to be adjusted depending on the height of the ceiling and the surrounding furniture.

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Ready to Start Hanging?

Because all of our unframed canvas prints come with a built-in sawtooth hanger, you only need a few basic tools to compete the process. To begin, you will need to gather a hammer, a pencil, a level, and a set of nails appropriate for the number of panels of your canvas. Once you have your tools ready, measure the location on the wall where you want to hang each panel. You can use a level to ensure that your canvas isn’t crooked. Then, hold the sawtooth hanger at the back of the canvas and position it where you want it hung. Using the pencil, mark the spot where the sawtooth hanger will hit the wall. You can then hammer the nails into the wall and hang your panels on each nail. Use the level again to make sure each piece is even and straight. If it isn’t, you can usually move the sawtooth hanger to level the print while keeping the nail in place.  You can easily hang an unframed canvas with a pre-installed sawtooth hanger in just a few minutes! However, don’t be afraid to take your time.

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Unframed Canvas Wall Art Care

Caring for an unframed canvas print is relatively easy and straightforward. The best way to keep your canvas looking its best is to avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or moisture, which can cause fading or discoloration over time. To clean your canvas, simply dust it gently with a soft, dry cloth or brush to remove any loose dirt or debris. If your canvas requires more thorough cleaning, you can spot treat it with a damp cloth or sponge using only water. However, it’s important to avoid getting the canvas too wet, as this can cause damage or warping. Once you have cleaned the canvas, allow it to air dry completely before hanging or storing it. With regular care and maintenance, your unframed canvas print can last for many years, bringing beauty and joy to your home or office!

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More Tips on How to Hang a Canvas Without a Frame

Wall art can completely transform your space – especially when you hang it correctly! When it comes to design, it’s all in the details. The tips and tricks don’t end here! We have another article dedicated to hanging multi-panel canvas art. We also have a post filled with interior designer advice on hanging wall art the right way. Looking for a trendy take on wall decor? Check out our piece on how to hang the perfect gallery wall. For more interior ideas, check out our entire blog!

Congrats! Now you know how to hang a canvas without a frame.

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