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In the world of home decorating, a picture frame is one of the most important accessories you can have. A frame can make or break a room. It can help accentuate the good and hide the bad. Frames come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to pick the right one for your room. When choosing frames for your paintings, here are some tips:
1. Consider the size of the art piece
The first thing you need to think about when choosing a frame is whether or not it will fit your art piece. Obviously, if you have a small painting or drawing, then putting it into a massive frame will make it look even smaller than it already is! On the other hand, if you’re buying a large painting or photograph, you’ll want to make sure that it will fit into whatever space you have in mind. For example, if you want to hang it on an oversized wall with two windows, then it will need to be large enough to fill both spaces without being too large for each window.
2. Choose frames that complement your color scheme
If you have a lot of reds, oranges, and yellows in your house, choose a simple black or white frame for an accent piece that will stand out in the room without detracting from other décor elements. To achieve a more sophisticated look with bold colors, choose an ornate gold frame with intricate detailing that matches other items in the room — such as lamps or furniture — for an overall cohesive design scheme. If you have dark wood furniture and walls, silver or gold frames may be best for adding contrast; if you have bright colors throughout your home, choose colorful frames that complement them; if you have neutral colors throughout your home, go with neutral-colored frames; or if you have lots of black and white items in your home, use black or white frames. If you’re not sure what color scheme suits your room best (or if there isn’t any one dominant color), ask yourself what colors would go well together. You might want to use different shades of one color or complementary colors.
3. Consider the frame style
When choosing a frame, consider the style of your home. Whether you’re remodeling or building a new home, there are several styles of frames to choose from. First, there are traditional frames. In a traditional home, look for frames that match the style of the house. For example, if your kitchen features French country-style cabinets, try a frame with a similar design. If your living room has dark wood furniture with ornate details, choose an ornate frame with beveled edges and decorative moldings. An heirloom-quality frame in mahogany or cherry will also add to the elegance of your home’s decor. Second, there are contemporary frames. If you live in a contemporary home, look for frames that match the modern feel of your home’s decor. A simple black wood frame with no frills is perfect for this type of setting because it doesn’t compete with other elements in the room like artwork and accessories do when they’re placed inside decorative frames. You can also find contemporary frames made from metal or plastic materials that have clean lines without any adornments at all. If you’re not sure of what you exactly want, you can reach out to Church Hill Classics for assistance.
4. Consider the type of matting and glazing
Matting is the protective material that goes around the image; it’s typically made of paper or plastic with a foam core. Glazing is a thin layer of glass, plastic, or acrylic that covers the image. The most common types are: Acrylic which is a clear plastic with no color tint. Acrylic glazing may be used as a substitute for glass when UV protection is not required (such as for documents). Second, there is glass, which is made from melted sand and minerals that are poured into molds at high temperatures. The resulting product is brittle but durable enough for use in windows, bottles, and other objects. Glass has high optical clarity, which means images appear sharp through glass glazing because light rays pass through without distortion. And lastly, plastic, which is made by polymerization.
Consider the style of your home and what it’s made of before choosing a frame. This thoughtful consideration can help you create a framed piece that reflects your own unique personality and tastes.