Picture frames, photos and artwork are a great way to add that personal touch to your home. As a simple way to introduce personalised home accessories, picture frames allow you to display images of your fondest memories, postcards, letters and more around your home.
With so many styles to choose from, it can be tricky to know which frames are best suited to your interiors and to achieve the look you desire. Read on to find out how to choose the perfect picture frames for your home..
Deciding on the material of your frames is the first step, and probably one of the most important aspects of choosing the perfect frames for your home. Of course, throughout your home you don’t have to use frames in the same materials, but when it comes to grouping frames or creating a gallery wall selecting frames in the same material can be really effective. Unless you are trying to achieve an eclectic look, in keeping your frames in the same materials and tones you can create a streamlined and well styled look.
Add warmth and opt for copper hanging frames. If you have other metal features and accessories in your home try and match your frames. Copper can work brilliantly in bathrooms that can often feel a little clinical or cold. Try antique gold frames to add a soft and vintage look to a bedroom, or go for something super simple, such as black glass hanging frames.
Choosing the right size frames is also key to achieving the look you have in mind. In order to add interest and variety, consider investing in several frames in the same style but in different sizes. Consider how you will display the picture frames and what you intend on displaying in them.
Think outside the box when it comes to displaying your pictures – you don’t always have to choose a frame that fits your picture perfectly. Create an interesting collection of photos and postcards by displaying in a mix of large and small frames. Use a large glass frame to display a group of photos and items, placing three within one frame. Try the Extra Large Glass Hanging Frame in Black to achieve this.
3. Grouping and Styling
When it comes to grouping picture frames, whether on a sideboard or display unit or as a gallery wall, follow the odd number rule to create a stylish display. In following the above tips – choosing frames in the same style and in different sizes – when it comes to arranging frames on a sideboard or display unit you should find an arrangement quite naturally. Larger frames should sit towards the back, and to keep the look soft arrange smaller frames towards the front, always at a slight angle rather than sitting straight.
When it comes to creating a gallery wall, it is important to choose frames that slot nicely together. Before investing in your picture frames, it’s worth drawing out a template and deciding the size of the space you want to create between each frame. This will help you establish your layout so that you can choose frames that fit perfectly.
Picture frames can be a fantastic addition to any room, and go a long way towards making a house a home. Shop picture frames now.