Don't want to show off your piles of laundry and dirty dishes to your boss during your next video call?
Setting up a professional backdrop behind your desk is a simple fix. But that's easier said than done if you don't have a way to hold it in place.
We've put together this guide to show you how to hang a backdrop without a stand in a few easy steps. So make sure you keep reading below!
- Curtain Rod
One of the quickest and easiest ways to hang a backdrop is with a curtain rod. You can find cheap curtain rods in your local department store or online. Then all you have to do is secure the rod to the wall behind your desk.
After that, drape your backdrop over the curtain rod or, if you'd rather, hang it from the rod on clips like a shower curtain. This will create a smooth background for your video calls that looks professional.
By building a frame for your backdrop, you can create a professional backdrop that's light and easy to move from room to room. However, it does take a bit more effort (and money) than the other options on this list.
Start by buying four pieces of wood to build the frame. Then glue or nail those pieces of wood together in a square. Stretch the backdrop over the frame so the material is tight and staple it in place on the back of the frame.
After this, simply hang it on the wall like a normal picture frame.
If you need a quick way to hang a backdrop, you can pull out some thumb tacks and pin it straight to the wall behind your computer.
This method, though, should only be a temporary fix.
When pinned to the wall, the backdrop can sag or wrinkle, which doesn't give off a professional appearance. The pins can also damage the backdrop, and if the backdrop is too heavy, it might fall down in the middle of your meeting.
If you can't figure out how to set up a backdrop without a stand and need a last resort, you can also use staples to hang your backdrop on the wall. However, the staples will damage your backdrop and your wall. If you aren't careful, you can still end up with wrinkles in the material.
Only use this backdrop hanging tip if you don't care about your walls and if you aren't planning to move it any time soon.
How to Hang a Backdrop Without a Stand
Figuring out how to hang a backdrop without a stand takes a bit of planning and DIY skills, but you can still put together a professional image for your next work meeting.
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