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Tips On Choosing Framed Prints For Your Home

Well chosen and installed wall art can become the focal point of any room in your home. When you are considering framed prints, it is important that you choose pieces that appeal to you personally, and not just because they are popular. Your home is your sanctuary and your domain, and it should be decorated to reflect your interests and sense of beauty.

Size Does Matter

It is vital that you choose the size of the wall art based on the size of the wall that you will hang it on. If you opt for a large frame then you may wish to only install one piece on the wall. On the other hand instead of placing a single medium sized frame, you could group two together. For smaller pieces, you could group three to six pieces. The frames should be placed at least fifteen to twenty centimetres above the furniture placed in front of it. This will ensure that the prints are visible and well appreciated.

Consider the Wall Colour

Before you choose your framed prints do consider the wall colour and the dominant colours used in the room. It is a good idea to opt for prints that have a background colour that matches the wall colour. If required you may wish to consult a colour wheel. This could help you choose hues that you may not have considered. Black and white prints look great with almost all colours and hues. Prints that feature bright and neon colours stand out against neutral shades.

How to Choose a Print for Your Home

When it comes to choosing a print for your home, it is a good idea to choose a theme. The kind of prints you may wish to buy for your living room would be quite different from those you would like to hang in your study, bedroom or even in the kitchen. You could choose prints of the works of the Masters or pop culture icons who you love.
Shopping online for a framed print can be a lot of fun. You may wish to consider several online stores and retailers, and create a wish list. Pay attention to the details offered by the retailers, especially the size of the product. Do take some time to make a final decision after you have considered issues such as wall colour, frame size and the design theme in the room.

Different Ways To Use Photo Frames

Many people enjoy being in a home with a lot of displayed family and friend photos, but struggle with how to display them themselves. Photo frames can be used and displayed in a number of ways to achieve different looks and warm up spaces in a number of ways. From gallery walls to unique monochrome approaches to displaying pictures and mantel displays, enjoy these ideas of different ways to use picture frames in your space.

Gallery Walls

Gallery walls are a huge trend in home decor and have been gaining in popularity over the last decade. To achieve the look of a gallery with pictures, it’s quite simple. The key is to make sure the pieces in your gallery all have some connection to each other so it doesn’t appear disjointed and oddly matched. If you are doing a photo wall, make sure your pictures are united either by subject matter or by frames. While eclecticism has its place, if not executed well, it can just end up looking like a flea market. If you are using color photos, make sure your picture frames either match or flow together. A good rule of thumb is to keep the style of your frames similar, and then the frames themselves can be different. For example, if they are all different colors but all a rustic farmhouse style, they will look connected and work well in a gallery wall.

Monochrome Look

Many people choose their gallery walls to have a monochrome look. Thic can be achieved either by using all black-and-white photos or by using all the same color frames. This is good for a cleaner more modern look. For a space that is contemporary, a monochrome look is uniform and crisp and makes a great look for displaying photo frames.

Mantel Displays

Any space with a mantel is just aching for pictures to be displayed upon it. Mantels are often the heart of the home, which makes it an ideal high-profile location upon which to display those treasured pictures of family and friends. When it comes to displaying frames on a mantel, the key is to stagger the sizes. You don’t want the frames to all be the same size or it just doesn’t look to scale. Also, make sure the photos displayed seem to match the look and size of the mantel. If the fireplace and mantel is tile-faced and modern, the photo frames have to have the same look. If the fireplace is rustic, use rustic frames. Stagger the sizes so you have a good variety, rather than a straight row of the same size that will look too uniform.