Decorating with Picture Frames
Picture frames personalize a home. They display photos that evoke warm memories of time spent with friends and family. They feature cherished mementos, such as ticket stubs and greeting cards. Frames elevate everyone's artwork, from first grade art students to professional painters.
Choose a size
Smaller sizes, such as 3x3 and 4x6, work well on wall shelves, bookcases, clustered on dressers, or as part of a display on side and console tables. Larger sizes, including 8x10 and 11x11, create statement-making focal points on empty walls or above mantels. Consider hanging groups of large frames in a hallway to create a gallery-like experience.
Choose a style
Complement your home decorating style by choosing frames that blend with the existing aesthetic. If your home has a classic theme, try black and white frames. To bring warmth to a room, incorporate the glow of metallics. For the contemporary house, acrylics provide a modern aesthetic, while square formats are perfect for displaying today's images captured with cell phones for social media. Light and dark woods incorporate a natural material and texture that work well with photos of outdoor adventures and scenery. Select that material for spaces with rustic decor. To add a polished look to photos and artwork, consider mats. They provide extra space underneath the glass, adding depth and dimension.