Do you crave ideas to personalise your living space or even your workspace? Picture frames are typically used for wall décor, but there’s far more they can do than protect the paper prints encased within them. There are many creative methods you can use to style your home in a way that’s unique to you, that encompasses your most treasured memories and that showcases them throughout your home with gorgeous and personalised aesthetics.
Discover 5 Ways to Enhance Your Home Décor with Picture Frames
1. Create an Epic Gallery Wall Display
Gallery wall displays are a creative solution when you have multiple photos to display on the wall, and don’t have the space to hang them. Without sufficient wall space, an alternative is to use multi-photo frames ranging from 2-aperture picture frames right up to picture frames for 25 photos. The difference with a gallery wall made entirely of individual frames is that you can mix and match the sizes to create added visual interest with the layout.
2. Personalise Bookshelves with a Mix of Personal Photos, and Memorabilia
Bookshelves laden with books are best reserved for libraries. The home is a personal space and there’s more to you and your family than the books they read say about a person. There’s their interests, hobbies, personal style, and items that mean a lot to them. Memorabilia, collectables, puzzles, and crafts are just a few examples. On bookshelves, small décor items like travel memorabilia can be enhanced with a small photo frame from a trip to create a theme on the shelf. Without accompanying décor items, frames can appear as if they’re lost - like there was nowhere else to put it.
3. Build Your Own Functional Room Dividers / Partition Screens
For those with carpentry skills, room dividers, or partition screens can be built using strong enough wood to support the weight of the frames, and then attaching the frames to them. Three panels, attached with hinges, make the screen foldable. Within each panel, you have complete creative freedom. Mix some personal photo favourites with some small macramé wall art items to create a boho-style photo partition screen. Just the thing to screen off a cosy reading nook in your sitting room.
4. Create a Signatory Statement Piece with Over-sized Wall Art
The role of picture frames is to protect anything printed on paper. In family homes, that’s typically family photos. These are terrific for creating gallery wall displays, however, for art in home décor, they usually need their own space. As a standalone piece either above the mantel, the sofa, or the top of the staircase, an oversized picture frame that’s complimentary to the artwork creates a statement piece.
5. Use Picture Frames for a Different Purpose
You don’t need to stick to the norm by encasing prints inside of a photo frame. Upcycling is encouraged. When you change your picture frames, you can make use of your old ones by, for example, transforming them into a practical serving tray, or removing the glass or acrylic glazing to use the frame itself around a 3-dimensional wall hanging. Like a Christmas wreath in the hallway, or a dream catcher above a bed.