This Is One Of The Easiest Ways To Decorate Those Concrete Basement Walls

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Basement walls are frequently made of concrete. While concrete offers impeccable durability for a home's foundation, it's harder to decorate than traditional drywall. Popular adhesive-based products like Command hooks may not stick to concrete walls because of their textured surfaces. Typically, to decorate cement walls with picture frames, tapestries, or whatever decorations suit your taste, you need a drill and specialized concrete screws. In other words, you have to punch a bunch of holes in your wall. 

Fortunately, there's a better solution; concrete hooks should minimize the need for basement wall repair when you move out or simply decide to rearrange your picture frames. The hooks have four thin built-in pins that secure them to the wall and limit damage to the concrete surface. So, whenever you're ready to remove the holders, there won't be a large hole to spackle. Amazon sells a 62-piece Hardwall Hangers variety set with hooks in different shapes and sizes for just under $10.

Concrete hooks are the simple solution

Another advantage of concrete hooks is how easy they are to install. You only need to hammer the pins into place and the hook will be ready to hold your decor. You can use it to mount framed artwork, clocks, macrame, or even a mirror. If your basement feels crammed, keep in mind that mirrors have a well-established knack for making basements feel larger. While installing the hooks, remember that the built-in pins are sharp — they are designed to pierce stone, after all — so take caution.

To help the white hooks blend into your space, you can paint them the same color as your walls or cover the plastic peg with matching wallpaper. Styling the hooks to match your wall will help them disappear into the background and prevent them from distracting from the decor you're hanging up. Whenever you want to remove the concrete hangers, simply shimmy a flathead screwdriver between the wall and hook to gently pry it out. There will still be pin holes in the concrete, but they should be difficult to notice. A little paint should cover up any remaining holes flawlessly.