Decorate without the commitment using sticky hooks

House to Home column: Have you ever seen those amazing gallery walls on Pinterest?

I’m slightly obsessed by them, but I didn’t want to make loads of holes in our walls, writes Becky Pink.

I had a stack of pictures, all framed up and ready to go for about two years, before I decided where to put them.

The only way I could get over my fear was to use removable sticky hooks from Command, which you can get in supermarkets or online.

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Since discovering them, there’s been no stopping me! Banging in picture hooks, especially where there may be hidden electrical wires, stresses me out.

I am indecisive, so I love being able to faff about with things and switch them up.

I’ve used my collection to make a casual gallery wall above our stairs.

I discovered the best way to do this is to lay out the frames on the floor and arrange them how I want them.

Next, take one of the central frames and hang that, then gradually add the others, working outwards.

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Using frames with the same tone gives the arrangement a more curated look, even though the pictures themselves are quite different.

These little hooks let me rearrange to my heart’s content, as I can just (carefully) pull the sticky strip off, add a fresh one, and move the hook.

It’s decorating, without the commitment!

Occasionally I have overloaded the hooks and they have fallen off, taking some plaster with them, so if you use them, make sure you use the right size to avoid my mistake!

Becky Pink is a freelance copywriter and journalist who blogs about her family, life and home at You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @pinkscharming


This column – sponsored by – was first published in the August issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Click on the photo below to read the digital edition.

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