One of my favorite things about my bedroom is this picture rail
I rigged up a couple weeks after moving in:
Pictures rails are great if you….
Have a lot of pictures to hang in a small area
Don’t want to put a lot of holes in your wall
Want the freedom to move pictures around easily
Want to pretend you live inside an art gallery
You can buy a picture rail system, but they are expensive. To make your own for considerably less, you will need a long strip of wood and fishing line or thin wire. I went to Home Depot and got a strip of white molding that matches the molding around the doorways.
Drill holes in the wood strip at various intervals. The number and spacing of the holes depends on how far apart you want the pictures to hang, and if you plan on moving things around or adding more later.
Thread wire or fishing line through the holes you want to hang pictures from, and cut a little longer than needed. I laid my pictures out on the floor, in front of the wall, to decide how they should be arranged and where to thread the wire.
Mount the wood strip to the wall, close to the ceiling. Make sure it’s capable of supporting whatever you plan on hanging from it.
Attach your pictures to the wires and hang them at various lengths. Small mirrors and other things are also fun to use. You can hang one picture directly below another by attaching its wire to the one above.
And you’re done!