Most of us have done it, and none of us want to repeat the experience. Great news! By following the steps outlined here and using the right hardware, you can hang a picture without making a single unnecessary hole.
Before getting out your tools, study the size and shape of the room. Designers and decorators often suggest placing the center of a picture or mirror at eye level—57 to 60 inches above the floor—but that’s a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. If you’re placing a mirror behind a sideboard or a picture over a mantle, let the style of the room and a sense of balance guide its placement.