Hanging Art Rail System Hack: The Look for Less!

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Have you seen the beautiful hanging art rail systems like this one used to display art or photos on your wall? Let me show you how to get the look for less using IKEA and Amazon products!

I love the look of picture frames hanging from a rail by a chain. It’s such a pretty & unique way to display your favourite art or photos! However, by the time you purchase one of these systems PLUS the photo frames, you could be spending hundreds of dollars. Here’s how to get the look for a fraction of the cost!

(P.S. My beautiful candle is from Everlasting Candle Co. The wicks are encased in metal tubes, and placed in this lovely vase full of oil.)

First, pick up an IKEA HULTARP rail in the width you want. I love the brass version! Next, you’ll also need to grab a pack of the matching HULTARP hooks.

Mount the rail to your wall using screws and drywall anchors if needed. Ensure that the rail is at least 3 feet from the top of furniture if you’re mounting it above a piece of furniture like I am. (This sideboard is also an IKEA hack – check it out here & learn how I paint IKEA furniture!)

Now, order this Umbra Fotochain set from Amazon. It comes in a brass colour that matches the rail nicely! Attach the HULTARP hooks to the rail, and then suspend the chains of the photo frames from the hooks. The Fotochain set does come with wall hooks if you don’t want to do use a rail at all.

I love how this hanging art rail turned out, and at around $50 it’s much more affordable than other versions of this photo hanging look.

Want a longer hanging art rail? You could buy two of the IKEA HULTARP rails, mount them together, and buy two of the Umbra Fotochain sets for 6 suspended frames altogether.

Tell me: What do you think of this look for less? Would you create it for your home?

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