How to Measure a Wall for Pictures Where the Door Opens

Hanging pictures gets tricky near a door that opens into a room. If you leave the space bare, the wall is austere and empty when the door is closed. If you hang pictures in the space, it could interfere with the door's function and damage your images or artwork each time you open it. Instead of setting for either bad option, measure the wall where the door opens so you can hang pictures and frames that fit the space properly.

Carved frames are sometimes too deep to hang behind a door.