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Hanging Art from the Ceiling

Hanging art from the ceiling is an option that you might consider for any number of reasons. Maybe the wall you want to hang your art on is a difficult surface to drill into, like brick or plaster, or perhaps you don’t want to ruin expensive paneling or wallpaper by putting holes into it. Or, maybe you just like the originality of the idea.  Whatever the reason, there are a few ways your can accomplish hanging art from the ceiling. 

Hang art with a cable system

The best and easiest way to suspend art from the ceiling is with a steel cable system. This is what we use for most of our clients who request to hang art this way. It’s both effective and safe, affixing art to the ceiling with a bolt, and it offers a contemporary yet discreet look that complements both modern and transitional decor. Another benefit of using a cable system is that its incredible flexible and can be used with both flat and sloped ceilings. For hanging multiple pieces of art, we also offer a cable system on a track-style mount. 

Find out more about our contemporary cable system here

hanging art from the ceiling

Use a picture rail. 

If you live in a more traditional space or antique home, a picture rail or picture molding are both beautiful ways to suspend photos from the ceiling while also enhancing architecture and adding to the charm of the space. If your home doesn’t already have a picture rail installed, you can have one hung flush to the ceiling and it will mimic the look of molding. 

Need help installing a cable system or picture rail? Get in touch with us at info@ilevel.biz. 


Hanging Art Using the Contemporary Cable System

Most of the time, we hang art the old-fashioned way: by attaching it to a wall with the appropriate picture-hanging hardware. But sometimes, we get requests to hang art in other ways, whether it’s to avoid damaging a specially-treated wall, or to achieve a certain aesthetic. One of the most common requests we get for alternative installation methods is hanging art using the contemporary cable system, a mode the suspends art from the ceiling using modern-looking wire cables.

The contemporary cable system is a great option for homeowners with wood-finished or other specially treated walls. ILevel recently used it to hang art in such a home, below.

contemporary cable system

We used the system on another home with similar walls earlier this year.

Here’s a close-up of the cables.

contemporary art hanging cable system 2

Besides wood-paneled walls, hanging art from cables is also a great option for renters who don’t want to put a ton of holes in the walls of their home, or those who live in spaces with brick or plaster walls that are hard to drill into.
Interested in hanging art in your home using the contemporary cable system? Contact us for more information.