Good morning - I want to start off by saying that I do not profess to be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to decorating, but I happen to be very good with color and balance. 2 very important things when it comes to putting things in order.
As for picture hanging, it is a good idea to frame pictures before hanging them on the wall - and as I said before, don't worry about nail holes, you can usually cover them up with the picture. When it is time to take the pictures down, put a little putty over the hole - I have even heard people say toothpaste works, of course that depends on the color of your wall.
You can buy frames cheap, small ones at the $1.00 store, or at Wal-mart, K-Mart, Target or a Michaels or some other craft store...Frames can be pricey and if you have the money, a valuable picture can be worth the effort, otherwise buy a ready made frame.
When you want to hang two pictures together, try staggering them, it is easier than lining them up. Take your biggest picture and hang it on a large wall, but remember it does not have to always be in the center of the wall. It should be centered over the piece of furniture.
You might ask should I hang pictures before the room is complete.
Generally we assume that you have furniture (I will talk about placing furniture soon) and things, and if not, take every picture you want to hang (give away the ones you don't like) and stack them on the floor according to size so that when you are ready to hang them, you know what you want and pretty much know where you want them.
If you are not sure where to hang them, have someone help you by holding up the pictures with you standing back and telling them where to place it.
Often, though not if you are a minimalist - one picture, unless it is very large, should have another to go with it, or some object that enhances it (color wise or subject wise). There is more to say about pictures, but for now that is enough. Thanks for visiting this blog. If you have a question, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org