Masks come in all sorts of designs and from all over the world. Wall masks bring culture, visual interest, and artistic elements into your home. If you need a little inspiration and need advice on how to hang your wall masks, check out these photos and instructions.
1. The wall masks flow nicely with the chairs and side table. The burnt orange in the chair brings out the colors in the masks and the dark makes a good complementing color.
2. Have you ever tried framing your masks? If you want to try, remove the glass from the frame so the mask can stand out more. The result is a sleek and cohesive look for this hallway.
3. Don’t limit yourself to just decorative masks. Feel free to complement them with other artwork, plants, and décor to create an eclectic corner. The eclectic look here works well because of the coordinating colors throughout the artwork and furniture.
4. Make your staircase more interesting by creating a gallery of masks. The picture shows a collection from all over the world, which makes draws the eye up and down the wall as you scale the stairs. This collection of masks is a beautiful gallery wall idea for anyone interested in spicing up particularly drab areas of the home.
5. These masks are centered around an art piece to create an eye-catching gallery. Find a painting or photograph that inspires you for the centerpiece. From there, choose your masks based on the theme and colors of the centerpiece.
6. This gallery has a museum feel to it, but it works well because it is done with complementing colors and modern design. While you don’t have to put your collectibles in cases, it does help keep them from getting broken. The different hues of blue stand out against the white background and accessories.
7. Enhance the dimension of your gallery by adding geometric accents. The black is found in the pillows, masks, and white accents. The contrast between black and white make for a contemporary feel.
8. The photo is another good example of combining color and masks, except this one adds the element of light. The corner would make for a good inspiration corner, a place to show off your collection, or a nice sitting area to chat with friends. The masks and artwork are complemented nicely by the statues and accents.
9. Make your masks stand out by putting them on a brightly colored wall. This example shows the masks create a nice focal point on the turquoise. The eye is pulled toward the masks because of neutral colors against the bright space.
10. This sitting corner has a contemporary feel with an earthy feel. The masks and vase with the branches make a great accent because it brings the natural feel of the masks to the table.
How to Hang Your Masks
Before hanging your masks, plan your gallery by specifying where each mask will go. Draw a plan on a piece of paper so you have a visual reference. A reference will make it simpler to remember what goes where when your hands are full.
Once you have your plan set, it is time to gather your materials. Here is two methods to hang masks, the wire method, the cord method, and the rail system method.
- Wire cutters
- Plastic dip
Since you have already planned where your masks are going to go, measure and make marks for each individual mask on the wall. If you need to, number the marks to go with the masks on your plan (each number should correspond with the mask and where it is going to be hung).
Hammer nails into the wall where you have made your marks with the pencil.
The next step is to get your wire and mask ready. Pull out about nine inches of wire and cut it.
Make a small look with the wire and form the ends into 90 degrees. The ends are going to fit through the eye holes in the mask.
Next dip the ends of the wire in the plastic dip. Dip at about five seconds going in and five seconds going out – so very slowly.
The plastic needs to dry for at least four hours. Once it is dry, put the look of the wire over the nail and the ends of the wire through the holes of the eyes. Adjust as needed.
Plan your mask gallery the same method as above. Hammer the nails in so they are ready to go when you are.
Cut a length of cord that hangs your mask. If your mask has holes, measure the cord through the holes before you cut it. If your mask does not have holes, you may want to use the other method.
Once your cord is threaded through the holes, tie it into a knot.
Hang the mask on the nail and you are all set.
Picture Rail Systems
Interested in hanging your masks without nails? Preserve the integrity of your walls and opt for a picture rail system instead. This process involves the use of rods, hooks, and wires to fasten blended-in rails where the wall meets the ceiling. You can fit these rail systems into the crown molding or paint over them, for full camouflage. You can hang masks of any size in any spot you want, and be able to mix and match with great ease. The cord system allows you to flawlessly rearrange your wall pieces. The weight distribution allows you to hang masks of enormous size as well. Certain designs come with lighting to enhance your collection. There are a lot of picture rail systems, so find the perfect one to create your wall mask gallery.