Expert Art, Mirror, Shelf & Picture Hanging in Boise

Hillside Handyman Hangs Portraits, Pictures, Art, Decor And Mirrors

We specialize in picture hanging, mirror installation, shelf mounting and putting anything else that needs to be on the wall, on it!

We’re experienced, skilled installers and will hang and install anything you can think to hang or mount. We can also assemble items like any decor, medicine cabinets or shelving before installation.

We will not only help you hang your existing pieces, but also help you arrange your pieces to fit your space.

Do you need some advice on how to display your art? We can help!

Not only can we give you the best advice on where to hang and install pictures, art, mirrors and more, you can also just tell us where to put it and we’ll do the rest.

Let us know what you need and we’ll give you a free quote and when we’re available to hang your home’s (or business’s) new masterpiece.


boise handyman performs art and picture hanging on drywall, stone, brick, tile, wood, concrete and cement surfaces.

Art and Picture Hanging With A Polished & Professional Look

Hillside Handyman is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your interior space. When it comes to displaying art and mirrors, we believe in more than just hanging them up–we have the tools and experience necessary to install them properly for a finished, professional look.

Some decor items and mirrors have a lot of weight to them. This means getting them mounted properly is serious business. Heavy mirrors crashing down in the middle of the night is a good argument to hire professionals.

Years of Art, Picture, & Mirror Hanging Experience – Safely!

We’ve been in the business of art hanging for years and know exactly what it takes to make your space look just right.

We hang and install items of all shapes, sizes and material. We use strong fasteners so everything stays on the wall and is safe.

Larger items are either mounted into studs or using toggle bolts. A single toggle bolt fastener can hold over 100lbs in common drywall. Several of these are likely to be more than enough for the average decor item.

We’re able to install double hung items hung by wire, thus reducing the frequency of coming out of level.


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We Create *Picture Perfect* Photo Collage Walls

Do you have a lot of art and photographs or diplomas that need to be rehung? If so, our hanging service is the right choice for you.

We can arrange your items into geometric patterns for diploma displays or stair step displays if in a stairwell.

Many art galleries use the standard height of 59” to 62” from the floor up to the midpoint of the artwork. This is a good height minimum, but higher ceilings will likely dictate higher midpoints up to 70”.

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Avoid Irreparable Accidents with Our Insured Services

Hanging pictures can be a tricky job. If you’re not careful, you risk damaging your walls or the art itself.

Our expert picture hanging services are designed to help you hang that perfect painting in your space, ensuring it hangs straight and is secured properly.

We can also repair drywall, which is sometimes needed when hanging or mounting items.

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We can also help with taking down your art and mirrors

When it comes time to move or remodel, we can help with taking down your art and mirrors.

When you need to paint a wall, it’s always smart to remove items instead of trying to paint around them.

We can remove mirrors and reinstall them.

We can remove all your artwork and put it back up after you’ve painted or whatever.

If you’re moving, we can make sure your drywall gets repaired after everything has been taken off the walls. 

Why should you choose Hillside Handyman for your art, picture, & mirror hanging?

As a well-reviewed and highly rated Boise professional art and mirror hanging service, we’re efficient, dependable and will make sure everything is level and hanging straight.


Art, Mirror, Picture & Shelf Mounting FAQs

What is the golden rule for hanging pictures?

The golden rule for hanging pictures is to position the center of the artwork at eye level, typically around 57-60 inches from the floor to the center of the picture. This ensures optimal visibility and engagement with the artwork, creating a visually pleasing display.

What should I avoid when hanging pictures?

When hanging pictures, it’s important to avoid common mistakes such as hanging them too high or too low; aim for eye level.

Don’t overcrowd walls with too many pictures, as this can create visual clutter and diminish the impact of individual pieces. Avoid hanging pictures in areas with direct sunlight or high humidity, as these conditions can damage the artwork over time.

Use appropriate hardware and tools to securely hang pictures, ensuring they are level and properly supported to prevent accidents.

Finally, avoid neglecting the composition of the wall and the arrangement of other decor elements; strive for a balanced and cohesive look.

Can you hang too many pictures on a wall?

Yes, you can hang too many pictures on a wall, which can overwhelm the space and diminish the impact of individual artworks. Overcrowding a wall with an excessive number of pictures can create a cluttered and chaotic appearance, making it challenging for viewers to appreciate each piece.

It’s essential to strike a balance and allow for adequate spacing between artworks to maintain visual harmony. Additionally, consider the size of the wall and the scale of the artwork to ensure that the display remains proportional and cohesive within the space.

Is it safe to hang a heavy mirror?

Hanging a heavy mirror safely involves using appropriate mounting hardware anchored into studs in the wall. Ensure the wall material can support the weight and avoid hanging it above high-traffic areas.

Proper installation according to manufacturer guidelines is crucial, and periodic inspection for wear or loosening is recommended. If unsure, call Hillside Handyman to ensure secure mounting and minimize the risk of accidents.

Where should I not hang pictures?

Avoid hanging pictures in areas exposed to direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can cause fading and damage to the artwork.

Additionally, avoid hanging pictures in areas prone to high humidity or temperature fluctuations, such as bathrooms or kitchens, as these conditions can also damage the artwork over time.

Similarly, avoid hanging pictures near sources of moisture or heat, such as radiators or vents, which can compromise the integrity of the frames and artwork.

Lastly, refrain from hanging pictures in high-traffic areas where they may be at risk of being bumped or knocked off the wall.

What should you consider when hanging pictures?

When hanging pictures, consider factors such as the height, composition, and lighting of the space. Aim to hang pictures at eye level, typically around 57 to 60 inches from the floor to the center of the artwork, to ensure they are easily visible and well-balanced within the room.

Pay attention to the composition of the wall and the arrangement of other decor elements to create a cohesive look. Consider the lighting in the room and avoid hanging pictures in direct sunlight, as it can cause fading over time. Use appropriate hardware and tools to securely hang pictures, taking into account the weight and size of the artwork.

Finally, trust your intuition and experiment with different arrangements until you find the perfect placement for your pictures.

Do I need to provide tools or fasteners for my project?

You do not need to provide any tools, hardware or fasteners for the job. Hillside Handyman is equipped with all the necessary tools and supplies to complete the task efficiently and effectively.

However, please note that it is your responsibility to provide the frames or shelves for the hanging job. If you have any specific requirements or preferences, kindly inform our professionals in advance.

How do you hang a heavy mirror?

To hang a heavy mirror securely, start by choosing appropriate wall anchors or screws capable of supporting the weight of the mirror. Locate the studs in the wall using a stud finder and mark their positions. Position the mirror against the wall and mark the spots where the mounting hardware will go. Drill pilot holes into the studs at these marks, then insert the anchors or screws securely. Finally, carefully lift the mirror onto the mounting hardware, ensuring it’s level, and tighten any screws or bolts to hold it firmly in place.

How should shelves be arranged?

Shelves can be arranged in various ways depending on personal preference and the items being displayed. One approach is to group similar items together, such as books, decorative objects, or storage baskets, to create a cohesive look.

Consider using a mix of vertical and horizontal arrangements to add visual interest and balance. Leave some space between items to prevent overcrowding and allow each piece to stand out.

Additionally, incorporate different heights and textures to create depth and dimension on the shelves. Experiment with different arrangements until you find a layout that is both visually appealing and functional for your needs.

How many pictures should I hang in a room?

The number of pictures to hang in a room depends on various factors, including the size of the room, the size of the pictures, and your personal preferences for decor. There’s no set rule for the exact number of pictures to hang, as it ultimately comes down to achieving a balanced and visually appealing arrangement.

Consider the proportions of the walls and the overall layout of the room when determining how many pictures to hang. For example, a larger room with expansive walls may accommodate more pictures, while a smaller room may benefit from fewer pieces to avoid overwhelming the space.

Additionally, consider the purpose of the room and the desired atmosphere you want to create. For instance, a living room or dining room may lend itself to a gallery-style display with multiple pictures, while a bedroom or study may be better suited to a more minimalistic approach with fewer pieces.

Ultimately, the goal is to create a cohesive and harmonious display that enhances the ambiance of the room without feeling cluttered or overcrowded. Experiment with different arrangements and adjust as needed until you achieve the desired look and feel for your space.


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