Choosing the right picture frame is important because it will enhance and draw attention to your special portrait or photo. Last week we discussed the photo attributes needed to create a print. Today we’ll look at a multitude of frame options to enhance that special shot.
Choosing the right size frame is critical to any décor. Here’s a standard 7′ couch showing various print sizes. In this setting you can go big (30×40) or moderate (20×24) but anything smaller just won’t work.
Collages give you a multitude of options and work well for landscape photos of the same mood and color tones. Here we put together a collage of photos from our recent Alaska trip (view our favorite Alaska photos here).
Collages are also very popular with both child portraiture
and adult portraiture
The room where you will be placing the picture or painting is a major factor in deciding which type of frame to use. For the living-room photos we would chose modern, frameless options such as canvas or metal prints. Both are very popular.
Metal prints highlight colors and give an additional feeling of depth. Metal would be our choice for the photo above. We have many metal prints in multiple collage layouts of our fine art and portraiture photography.
The frame you choose for a nursery is very different than choosing one for a living room. Floating frames are very popular with baby photos. OR consider a single print with a simple frame and a special message.
A classic triptych layout works well with family portraits.
Or get a bit more creative with your layouts and include a collage inside a single frame as shown below.
A professional photographer can help you consider the décor of the room and the color scheme and mood of the photo. With the proper software a pro will take a photo of the room(s)/wall(s) you are considering and then display any combination of pictures and collages you’d like to consider. Those options will be displayed just as you would hang them and will ensure you get the most out of the photos that will be prominently displayed in your home to become family heirlooms.
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