What to consider when choosing the photo frame?
Our useful and practical advices will help to choose the right picture frames based on the features of your interior.
What is a photo frame? It would seem like a silly question – it is an object to showcase photos. And there you are wrong! Today, on the question “what is the photo frame” decorators give a different answer: self-sufficient decoration for the walls. It can be used with or without a photo. Or insert instead of photos a child’s drawing. Or create a herbarium. Or even a collection of children’s machines under glass.
Many photos on one wall. Pick the appropriate option for hanging (grouping) picture frames on the wall. To do this, find your favorite scheme. Then take the A4 size paper pieces, cut from them required number of “Silhouettes” of photo frames. Ask to help you place the sheets on the wall. Experiment, rearrange the frame places. Finally, take a picture of the most successful option.
Basic schemes. If you didn’t find any good ready hanging templates, try to create your own. Photo frames can be placed by four schemes: rectangular, square, oval and “art.”
For pulled up or along compositions the most suitable option is rectangular hanging. Use frames in shape of a rectangle, a square.
If you want to emphasize the clock or painting , hang frames in a circle or oval. A variation of this hanging – “artistic mess” place frames of different forms in random order. To avoid chaos, make one frame as a center of composition – it will make your “disorder” stylish.
Square hanging will suit symmetry lovers. Use square frames of the same size, or pick matching sides, so the plane composition forms a complete square ( “square of square frames”).
Features of the background
Simple + complex. If the photo frame is going to be located on the vibrant colors wallpaper or a complicated pattern, choose a simple one-color model. And vice versa – uni wallpapers need “difficult” frames.
Style. It is clear that the classical interior, wallpapers with ornate ornament permit gilded frames. But the plot of the photo also must be appropriate: a family portrait or a professional studio photography. On the other side modern style can be varied not only by non-standard frame of bright color, but also by playful photo story: jumping, funny faces and so forth.
Where to start when buying
Color. The easiest option is to buy a set of identical frames, which will differ from each other only in color. Alternatively, different frames of the same color (white, silver, same type of wood)
Texture. A more sophisticated version – find frames appropriate to your interior (leather upholstery sofa – leather frame, curtains printed with flowers – frame with floral ornament, decoration of stucco – plaster frame), mirror on the wall with a facet – similar picture frames. Bolder associations lead to more interesting results.
Forms. The standard form of the frame – a rectangle, this option is universal. Inside the square are usually placed artistic photos with a large mat. The oval frame is mainly used for portrait photos. Universal solution is multi-frame: the composition of the many frames, made by the manufacturer. The original format of such picture frame can accommodate up to 25 full-size 10 × 15 cm photos. In addition, instead of many individual mountings on a wall, you will need to make only two, to get intricate composition of picture frames.