How to Decorate Slanted Walls?

 Here is a cheap and easy way to hang that artwork on those bland dormer or angled walls. Defy gravity using KEYHOLE fasteners.
First go to Lowes and buy 2 packages of the appropriate size. They seem to come in small and large sizes. I used the smaller ones because my pictures were not too big and not very heavy.
The package has 2 fasteners and 4 screws. I attached the first 2 fasteners to the top of the frame with the included screws. Next I used the second package and attached the other 2 fasteners to the bottom of the frame.
Now get 4 plastic wall anchors and 4 black drywall screws about 1 inch long. You might also need a drill to make the hole. Drill the hole slightly smaller than the anchor. Push the anchor into the hole and use a small hammer to get it flush with the wall.
Next get 4 plastic wall anchors and 4 black drywall screws about 1 inch long. You might also need a drill to make the hole. Drill the hole slightly smaller than the anchor. Push the anchor into the hole and use a small hammer to get it flush with the wall.
Put the screw into the anchor and screw it in almost all the way. Leave about 1/4 inch sticking out.
Place the picture on the screw and hold it level. Now mark another hole and repeat the above step 3 more time until all 4 screws are in. Take your time and make sure the marks are accurate.

Attach and admire your new focal point.
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Jeannie Marie said...

How clever! The house we lived in once upon a time for a couple of years had undecorated slanted walls!

Chatty Crone said...

That was amazing - I had no idea - we don't have them - but you never know - that room is so pretty.

Little Miss Maggie said...

I am thrilled to say I have straight walls. I can certainly see why slanted walls can be a problem and you seem to have solved it. Great tutorial.

Rhissanna said...

That is so clever, Dee! I've lived in lots of houses with attic rooms, I wish I'd known about this!

Micupoftea said...

Where there's a will, there's a way! lol

Linda said...

Dee you come up with the greatest ideas! Have a fantastic weekend!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,

You solved it very well! We used those keyhole fasteners for some items but not on a slanted wall since we don't have one.
You are always so clever for adding precious things to your lovely home!
Happy weekend to you.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh I wish I had known this in my last house!! I never could figure it out. Genius!

Crystal said...

I didn't know you could do that! What a great idea to decorate those walls. :-)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very clever of you! I WISH I had slanted walls in my house -- they give a room so much warmth and personality and your way of decorating them is fantastic!

Anonymous said...

That's such a clever idea! I would have never thought of this! I love slanted walls- I think they add so much character to a home!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Great tip Dee! I have some upstairs I will use this on.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Dee,

This is such a great idea! Too bad I didn't have any angled walls to try this on. I wanted to let you know you won my blog candy - a pretty pink scarf. Please stop over for the details.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great tutorial Dee! The pictures look so good on your slanted walls.

Have a great day!

Connie said...

You are so smart!!! I would have never thought of that . . . my answer would have been drilling little holes in my frames and screwing them to the walls. Then I'd have to figure out a way to hint the screws, besides messing up my frames.
I love your blog!
I learn something new all the time.
Thanks so much!
Connie :)

Is said...

Hi Dee! I do have slanted walls and this is a great idea! I'm totally trying this!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, leaving me a comment and becoming my follower! You're so nice!
I'm following you back ;)
Hugs from Spain

Cynthia said...

Love the pictures in this room, they look great with the woodwork.


Kristie said...


I don't have any slanted walls but I would have never thought to use keyhole fasteners to hang pictures with. As a matter of fact, I don't think I would have ever thought to hang pictures on a slanted wall.

This is a brilliant idea! :) It looks great.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a great tutorial Dee! It looks neat seeing pictures on a slanted wall.

Wendys Hat said...

Great tips on hanging for a slanted wall! I don't have them myself but have friends that do and I am often helping people decorate their homes. Thanks.

xinex said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial, Dee....Christine

chateau chic said...

Never thought of trying to hang pictures on our slanted walls in a previous home. Great idea, Dee!
Mary Alice

Connie said...

Hello Dee, I'm back.
I just wanted to say thank you, so much, for the lovely comment you left on my blog. That is a wonderful compliment coming from someone as talented in decorating as you are. I feel honored that you like both my doors and my wall color. This hallway wall goes into the living room and dinning room. Where I painted the other walls a soft sage green. It turn out very nice. The best thing is every evening (since I've painted) Steve sits in the living room and says how much he loves the new look. It's so nice to have a husband that appreciates all the nesting that I do to our home.
Have a lovely week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is so good to know Dee! I have dormer walls in my guest suite and I have never quite known what to do with them!
Your pictures look fabulous flanking the window!!!
It does give your area a new focal point!
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Such a great post!


Really a great idea Dee! I love it, so pretty too. We had these in my parents house in NY. Thanks for your lovely and kind visit.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great tip, Dee. Now, if I ever turn my attic into living space, I'll know what to use.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow Dee, what a great idea, I don't think I would have even tried......Now I need to find a great old house with slanted walls!


Linda @ Life and Linda said...

No slanted walls here Dee, but it's good to know. Your room is looking so cute.

Olive said...

Hi Dee, we have slanted walls in the bedrooms upstairs at our yellow house. Not fun to paint up there either. I am your 701st follower. xo, olive

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

yep slanted walls upstairs in the bedrooms in my little 1917 bungalow

You are quite the clever one!!! :)

Gina said...

What a clever idea! My kids have slanted walls in their rooms & it's always such a challenge to hang anything. Thanks for sharing this tip!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such a smart solution and it looks great! I know a lot of decorators will be using this idea! I bet you got pinned! Hugs!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Lightbulb moment !! I have these walls in my attic so I'll be using this great tip!

Unknown said...

Anyone have an idea on how to mount a decorative plate (I have 29 vintage Avon christmas plates) to a slanted wall?


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