Step 1 Decide on Your Picture Hanging Method
There are a variety of ways to hang a picture. When deciding which method to use, consider the weight of the picture and what type of wall you’re hanging it on. A heavy picture on drywall will require a more heavy-duty hanger and maybe a drywall anchor, while a lighter picture may only require a traditional picture hanging kit to keep it up. There are even adhesive strips that you can use so, if you ever decide to take down the picture, you can remove them without damaging your paint.
If you’re hanging a heavier picture on a drywall wall, and you’re lucky enough that your placement aligns with a stud, you can likely get away with a less strong option, as the stud will bear most of the weight of the frame.
One more thing to look for is whether or not your frame has hardware for hanging it built into it. Some frames come with a rigid strip to keep it hung in place on a nail or hanger, while others can come with a rope, string or wire attached and can be hung using a variety of methods.