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How to Choose the Best Frame for a Picture
If you have some beautiful art or memorable moments captured in pictures, the best way to do them justice is to display them in your home. However, when it comes to finding the perfect photo frame for your wall, you may feel overwhelmed by the choices. Fortunately, there are some basic guidelines you can follow, to find a frame that best highlights your image and complements your existing decor. Follow these tips to create the perfect photo wall.
Don’t Overemphasize Color Matching
The urge can be to choose a picture frame that exactly matches the most dominant color in the image. This isn’t the best approach because a frame should showcase and highlight a photo or an image and not draw attention away from the subject.
Consider Your Existing Decor
If you enjoy a more modern look, light natural woods or slim black photo frames are a safe bet. They tend to be more neutral and won’t clash with anything in the home. Thicker frames with decorative carvings will create a more formal look. There is no right or wrong style, just be sure to choose picture frames and work well with the overall tone and feel of your home.
Contrast with the Wall Color
You want to avoid choosing a photo frame color that is too similar to your wall color. If there isn’t any contrast, the frame will simply blend in with the wall and not make much of a statement.
While not every thing you hang on your walls will require matting, it is a good way to elevate the look of an image and provide a clean and polished look. Matting will create a decorative border that works with the frame to highlight the image or piece of art. The frame and the matting should be different colors. How much contrast you want to include is totally up to you. It is easy to overthink these choices, but if it speaks to you and you like it, then trust your gut.
As you are choosing photo frames for the wall, keep in mind how they might fit together in a photo frame collage. If you want to create a clean and structured look, you can choose the same size square frames for a consistent overall look with even rows and columns. For example, 8x8 frames are a great option for easily building a photo collage that is easy to measure out and space.
Of course, there is no rule that says a photo wall must be organized a certain way. If you enjoy a more eclectic look, build a photo wall with different size and style frames. It is all about finding frames that reflect your personal style and help make a statement in your home.
When it comes to home decor and choosing the right photo frame, it can be easy to get caught up in overthinking your choices. To help keep things simple, follow these guidelines and don’t be afraid to trust your instincts. Not everyone is going to have the same taste in art and photo frames and that is perfectly okay.
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