Basic Guidelines In Choosing Frames

The interior design of your home is as important as exterior of your home. The furniture and fixtures inside should match and complement each other to look fabulous. Have you ever wondered why there are some items in your home that look odd or something out-of-place when placed next something else? Have you ever noticed why some picture frame's elegance pales because it is placed at the wrong location and that the size does not match the size of the room?

There are no exact rules that govern interior designing but there are general tips to follow for a house to look beautiful and elegant especially on how to choose picture frames for walls, countertops or coffee tables. So, having a theme for your home décor such as Victorian or Arabic, for example, will make it easier for you to choose the style of frames and other accessories.

Choose similar frames such as those made of wood in prints, plains or painted if you do not have a theme because they match almost every kind of décor in the house and work with any kind of work of art such as paintings, pictures and even handcrafted Art pieces or cross-stitched designs. Since your décor is made up from varied sources, sometimes, a coffee table will complement your frame.

Since a photo frame serves to preserve memories, choose a frame that will last longer. Silver frames are a bit expensive but silver plated frames are also available. A tarnish resistant with lacquer coating can stand wear and tear longer than non-lacquered frames and are maintenance-friendly because they only need minimal polishing once in a while.

If you have a priced painting that needs a frame, you can either have a frame custom-made for you or you can bring it to the frame shop for professional suggestion from the framer to find frames to showcase the beauty of your painting. However, if you are on a tight budget, wood frames that will match the size of your painting will cut you down some expenses but still, the beauty of the art work is highlighted.

If you are a minimalist with regards to home décor, large frames will suit your style and way of life. A large picture frame that has minimal ornamentation next to a tall window will make your living room bigger and ceiling higher but be careful not to mismatch the size of the wall with the size of your frame.

If you are on a limited budget but needs multiple frames, ask information from store personnel where you can buy frames in bulk to save you more and avail of freebies such as frame accessories. Compare prices and settle for the store that will give you more discount, value for your money and great value for quality frames.

Source by Greg Pierce