Making a statement with bespoke photo frames
Making a statement in your home is easy to do with the use of prints, photos and art in bespoke photo frames. We appreciate that this may sound a little daunting, and so in this article we will describe some creative arrangements you could use, in order to try and inspire you to be a little more daring.
Using picture frames online uk is an easy way to add some personality to your home, especially if you have a blank wall. Using a monochrome frame, in either black or white, looks crisp and pack a punch – which is probably why they are considered such a classic combination. You could also choose to mix things up by using metal frames of different sizes or coloured frames – there are lots of different ways to make a statement:
You don’t have to use a nail
When we think about pictures in our homes, we tend to think about hanging them on a nail that has been hammered into the wall, but you don’t always have to do this. You could choose to use a picture ledge instead, and lean your art against the wall – this is a trend that seems to have taken on a life of its own in recent months. Many people seem to like it as they can change the pictures they are displaying on a frequent basis, without making more holes in the wall. You can easily add some drama to your picture ledge but mixing up the frame sizes, or overlapping the frames to create some depth.
Don’t use the same frame for all of your pictures
Gallery walls are also a popular option for many people, as they allow you to display a large number of pictures – although some people are less keen on the idea of a wall full of picture frames. You can make your gallery wall look more interesting, however, by using different frame colours and sizes for your art. Another way to add interest would be to use other items, such as embroidery or mirrors, to break up the sea of frames on your wall.
Think about the lines of your room
Most of us have a fireplace or a TV in our main living rooms, and it can look awesome if you try and incorporate this into your final display. You could use rectangular frames along the entire wall, surrounding your feature, so that people are fooled into thinking that it is also part of your display.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
Décor and accessories can help you to create a statement display – as long as you consider them carefully. If you have a white wall that is hung with black and white prints in monochrome frames, you can really add to the drama by placing some black lamps nearby in a symmetrical fashion. In fact, the lamps could even go so far as to become a frame for the display as well.
Use your hallway walls as a gallery
Unless you live in a bungalow, it is highly likely that you have a stairway in your home, which is probably not somewhere you think about decorating often. However, if you did think about it, you would realise that you go up and down stairs quite often every day, so why not put something interesting to look at on the walls when you do so. Placing a gallery of family memories on there will not only give your home some personality, but also make you smile as well.
Go big or go home
Filling a whole wall with picture frames is a sure-fire way to make a statement in your home, but you can also do it in a more subtle way but using just two or three stunning images – as long as they are larger than life and frames beautifully.
Small is also beautiful
Large pictures are eye-catching certainly, but small is also beautiful as well. You can use a smaller more intimate display to give people a real insight into you and your family. This sort of small display tends to work well in the heart of the home, the kitchen, as it also tends to be a social space – making it a great place to showcase your favourite memories and share them with others.
With more and more of us working from home at the moment, it is likely that you have had to carve out some office space somewhere in your home. If you are lucky enough to have your own home office, then it can often be overlooked as a decoration option, leaving it bland and uninspired. Why not collect together some images and quotes that inspire you, get them framed and hang them above your desk to keep them where you can see them.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas on what you can do to make a statement with your framed prints, but what is the best way to position them to have the most impact?
Think about the proportion of your room
Whether you have incredibly high ceilings in your home, or you live in a cottage with lower ceilings than usual, there is one rule of thumb when it comes to making sure your art looks at its best – make sure it is distributed evenly on the wall so that it feels balanced.
For impact go big
If you have a blank wall in your home that you are struggling to know what to do with, why not pick your favourite piece and make it oversized – rather than trying to spread out a collection of smaller prints to fill the space. Mid Century or black and white prints tend to look the best, as they tend to be stylised and pulled-in.
Use your photos as ornaments
You don’t have to just hang your photos on a wall to display them, you can also dot them around your room and mix them with other ornaments. They can really look great spread around a bookcase and interspersed with other curios and houseplants. If you are frightened that it could look cluttered, make sure you stick to one or two main colours for your prints and frames, with maybe an accent colour thrown in to make it pop.
Don’t try too hard
One great way of displaying photos that is easy for everyone to do, is use some string, attached to the wall with two screws, and with the photos attached by pegs. In fact, you don’t even need to use the pegs if you don’t want to – you can just stick the photos to the string with some cute wasabi tape. This is a great idea for jazzing up the space above your desk in a home office, or why not let your teenager pin up their favourite memories in their room? Keep things neat by using wooden pegs in either black or white.
Don’t forget about space
When hanging your photos in a gallery style, you should not only consider the shape of the group of photos you are hanging, but the size of it as well – it is a good idea to keep in mind the space available on the wall at all times. The other space you need to think about is that between the pictures you plan to hang as well – make sure it is not more than 8cm or things may start to look a bit disconnected.
Furniture should also be a consideration
The space on the wall and the space between the pictures is important, but you also need to think about the space in the room as well. The furniture you have in your room, and where is placed, should be taken into account when you are hanging your pictures to ensure they are close enough for people to connect with them – otherwise, what's the point?
Create a Theme
A gallery wall made up of neat, well-balanced precise grids of pictures is always a good idea, but to really take it to the next level you should consider having a common theme that runs through the gallery. An easy way to do this is to make sure they are all using the same picture frame. You could also use the same mount for them all to really make sure the pictures stand out from the background.
If we have inspired you to take the plunge and create your own display, then please check out our website as we have various cheap custom frames uk available to help you do just that.
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