There are four times throughout the year that are perfect for sprucing up your living area. Or any area of your home you spend a lot of time in. Even if that’s the garden shed for some DIY handy work. No area is as cosy as it could be without a bit of wall art, although for the shed hobbyists, it may be something more nostalgic you’d want to frame rather than some art.
Those four times of the year are when the seasons change. Like, just now it’s spring, despite being a little late given there were weather warnings on the first day of April, followed by snow. Nevertheless, the days will brighten but if you want to really brighten your home, there’s only…
3 Things You Need to Put Together a Beautiful Framed Piece of Wall Art
(4 if you count the wall space)
- An utterly fabulous piece of art in line with the season
Spring is the start of the warmer weather, which means flowery things and grass cutting season. Maybe for some, getting back into outdoor walking. For the home, you may want to get a cracking snap of the family feeding the ducks in the local pond, or for the handy person in the garden shed, a snap of you, and the delightful lawnmower in action out in the back garden getting down to it.
Here’s a tip:
When you’re changing your art or photographs around, make it a picture of something useful. Like, in Spring time, for dog and cat owners, it’s shedding season. Get a snap with you, or someone in your family brushing the pets coat and have that printed to frame and display prominently. That way it’s personal and it’ll remind you each year when you change your display when the season changes, it’s either grass cutting season or time to up the anti on the housework (and the pet) to get as much loose hair gone before it winds up everywhere. Besides, capturing the look on your pet’s face as they’re getting their coats brushed will be a forever photo.
By the time the summer rolls around, it’s time to switch to a more fun look. Beach photos, picnics, and water fights with super soakers.
If you’ve too many photos you want to put on show, go with either a collage print (btw: we’ve added to our range of collage templates) or a multi-aperture picture frame.
- The perfect colour choice of mount board
In an ideal world you’d only have to pick an acid-free mount board to make sure your photo was kept in pristine condition. There’s one other choice not to be ignored and that’s the colour of your mount board. A spectacularly framed photo brings whatever’s in the frame to be the focal point in the scene. Without the right colour scheme, you could find your eye being drawn to all the wrong parts. Take for example a photo of a row of ducks swimming across a pond. If you were to match the mount board colour to a shade of blue, the water would become the focal point. Change the colour to a greyish toned board close to the shade of the ducks and they’d then become the focal point instead.
The same happens with floral photography. Frame a photo of a collection of bluebells with a light green mount board, and the grass would become the focal point. Frame it with a shade of blue and the bluebells would be the centre of your eyes attention.
The colour of mount board does a marvellous job at emphasising what should be on show.
- The right frame to keep your focal point as the star attraction
For most photos on display prominently, it’s often a subtle approach that’s best with picture frame styles because they’re only supposed to compliment the art work. Not become the art. Plain cannot be dismissed, nor can metallic frames or thin frame mouldings of any colour. Ornate, decorative swept and other fanciful picture frames aren’t always the way to go when you want a particular part of the art to be the main attraction.
The frame is there to compliment the art or photos. They aren’t constructed just to accommodate your art and photographs. If you’ve anything hung on your walls that look like the art is being accommodated in the frame rather than complimented by it, it’s likely just needing a reframe, or even the mount board colour changed, rather than the entire piece. So, you may already have the perfect frame, but the art’s being overshadowed by the colour of mount board. Or it’s the right colour of mount board but an overpowering frame. If it’s none of those things, then some new wall art or photography, framed with the three tips above in mind, will give you one spectacular piece of wall art you’ll be proud to have on display.