There it is-one of the primary conundrums with which one is inevitably encountered on moving into a new house or apartment: which pictures to hang, and where?
There's a huge threshold to be crossed before one can bring oneself to the dramatic moment of actually digging up a hammer and poking a hole into the otherwise virginal (at least, in that particular spot) paint or wallpaper. How can one be sure the picture, poster or painting is going to look good there? How can you know before you actually make that leap, damage the wall, and hang the damn thing up?
What we've found is that we're hopelessly unable to cross that threshold. We do half-measures by poking nails into pre-existing holes (of which there are zillions in our house) and hanging paintings there. But the paintings never sit quite exactly where we want them-at least, given the current position of our various items of furniture, which we can never entirely decide on either.
Thus we are perpetually stuck in a wall-décor limbo, a catch-22 of interior decorating. Things won't look finished until we get the pictures up, but we won't know how to finish things until the pictures are up.
Anyone have any ideas on good strategies for dealing with this problem? Should one just bite the bullet, make the holes, hang the pictures and hope for the best? Perhaps affix some sort of temporary solution in proposed hanging positions, like large slabs of construction paper, to get a general feel for the spatial layout on the walls? Anyone?