All the things in your home are what make your house a home. It’s the final touches, the personal preferences, the memories experienced and told through photographs on wall displays and on side tables as well as above mantels that tell visitors so much about a family.
The togetherness, their experiences in travelling the world, the events they’ve attended, their interests, and so much more. Wall displays are hubs for visual stories, but when the lights get dimmed in the evening, it’s the wall art that can provide a haven for the mind. Visual cues to remember fond memories of late family members, special occasions like engagements, weddings and christenings, and so much more.
3 Strong Reasons to Favour Quality Photo Frames
Every Frame has a Unique Impact on the Art
No matter what you’re framing, you’ll find that every frame will have a different effect on the art that’s housed inside it. It’s one of the reasons why online frame shopping is often a must-have experience due to the wide variety of picture frames and materials available.
With an online frame design studio, you’re able to see your finalised print inside the frame, complete with the mount and your custom width sizes. Something that’s sometimes impossible to do even if you shop in the best frame store in town.
For those with an artistic flair and know the exact type of frame their art needs, the shade of mount and the dimensions to have for their mount boards, frame stores can be the one-stop-shop to get the frame they need. But for those times that need some experimenting with different styles, so you can see the effect each slight change to the frame has on the print you’re framing, online picture frame stores with a design studio can be the best tool for experimenting. This can enable you to find the look and style of frame and materials that work best for you.
You’ll be surprised by the effects each change you make has on how your art is presented.
Getting the Glazing Right
For certain pieces of art, and in particular those with glass glazing as there’s no UV protection, there can be limitations on where art is hung in rooms and hallways.
Glass has its place for certain situations and art types, but for safety in homes, acrylic glazing is the safer option as it’s lighter in weight and doesn’t shatter if for whatever reason it takes a tumble from the wall. It just takes a slight crosswind from a front and back door being open at the same time to cause an internal door to bang and a frame to hit the floor hard.
By including UV filtering glazing in your frame order, you aren’t limited to where you can hang your frames to avoid too much natural light, and it’s lighter in weight so more practical for homes with drywall as there isn’t as much weight stressing the structure of your walls.
Working with Art around Your Windows
Magic really happens on your walls when you focus on using your windows as frames themselves. Depending on the colours coming into the room and the level of sunlight, where you place your framed art, and the colours and textures of your other décor items in the room can add an atmospheric touch to the design.
As an example, for a dining room facing out into a garden with a lot of flowers, botanical art would be complemental as would natural wood frames to contribute to the outdoor feel indoors.
On the other hand, if your room window faces out to a street with buildings and no nature insight, then architecture art such as a historical building, an older photo of your local town or photos of people may work better than floral prints.
In some situations, your windows themselves can be like large framed art pieces. You can work your other art around your windows to create a sort of gallery display that includes what’s naturally outside your home.