Picture frames have been around for ages. We use them to capture and display beautiful moments and images and we cherish them and make them a part of our home’s decor. We even found ways to reinvent them in various ways so the concept can keep up with the modern times and the new trends. Today we’ll look at some interesting ways in which picture frames stand out and improve the beauty of our home’s interior design.
You can pretty much find a picture frame for every style and taste. Let’s say you want something minimalist, sleek and glamorous. In that case you might like these chic picture frames with elegant metallic designs and clean and simple lines. They keep the focus on the image while also look stylish themselves.
There are various different methods which can be used to turn picture frames into beautiful decorations for a space. One is to make the frames themselves stand out and look beautiful and that can be done through color, texture, size, shape and lots of other details that add interest to the design.
This type of design is simple, elegant and very chic. Moreover, the texture and choice of materials go really well with a selection of pastel colors. You could display something like this on the fireplace mantel, on a desk or on a shelf. It would even be possible to replicate the look by turning this into a DIY project.
Fabric-covered picture frames blend really well both modern and vintage influences. Depending on the type of fabric used, the design and style change accordingly. This inspired us to try something interesting: using cheap picture frames and giving them a makeover using linen or other materials.
A different strategy would be to rely on embellishments and decorations designed to make picture frames stand out. A lot of designs are based on this idea. Depending on the type of picture you want to display you can choose the design accordingly. Let’s say for example that you have some cute baby pictures. You could pick some frames with cute pastel-colored bows on them.
Show your love with some heart-shaped details. When choosing frames for pictures with a specific theme or type, you can usually easily figure out a general design idea that they should feature. At least you could base base your decision on color and for instance display a black and white photo in a colored frame.
If it’s simplicity you have in mind but you still want to draw attention to the pictures, you could opt for a collage of picture frames that looks something like this. In this case, matching picture frames were juxtaposed and interlocked to create an interesting display that’s also simple and elegant.
We mentioned before that a nice combo would include black and white pictures and colored frames. Here’s how the combo could look like if you choose to decorate with strong colors. In addition to color, these frames also feature intricate carvings and details.
For a modern and simplistic look that’s also graphical and visually interesting you could play with all sorts of geometric designs and patterns. What’s interesting in this case is that the frame is actually pretty big while the photo itself is small. It’s up to you to browse the available picture frame sizes and to find the best look for what you have in mind.
Also, be open-minded. Not all picture frames are rectangular. Although less common, oval and round picture frames are also viable options. Similar, you can find all sorts of other unusual forms to play with. For example, you could decorate with square or hexagonal frames.
These heart-shaped picture frames look really charming. We really love how simple they are and how beautifully they capture the details specific to both vintage and modern decors. The butterfly and the chic trim gives them a refined look with a lot of flair.
Consider using picture frames with various different shapes, sizes and designs to put together a lovely collection. You can find some really great sets of matching frames that are linked by various similarities while also standing out as individual pieces.
These collage picture frames let you turn a wall or a portion of a wall into an eye-catching gallery. You can use this simple design strategy in pretty much any room of the house. The idea suits spaces such as the home office, dining room or living area but can also be adapted to other types of spaces as well.
There are many different and interesting ways to display collages of picture frames or to create galleries of photos on a wall. You can arrange them so they don’t really touch each other and just make them look like a collection or you can juxtapose them in all sorts of ways.
There are a few standard picture frame sizes to choose from, the most used one probably being the medium 16” by 20” size. But there are plenty of ways to use larger frames to create interesting displays. For example, try a casual display using pins or thread and mini clothespins.
If you want the focus to be on the images or pictures that you want to display and not the frames themselves, then you might want to opt for something very simple or minimalist. These sleek metallic frames are pretty great for the job.
Here’s another example of how you can achieve a minimalistic look while also letting both the frames and the pictures stand out in stylish and beautiful ways. The black and white combo is stylish and always chic so you can use that to your advantage in combination with clean and simple lines and forms.
Another strategy you can use when decorating with picture frames or shadow boxes in this case is to use frames that match the wall behind them. Then can both share the same color and this way the frames will blend in while the content will stand out.
Decorate with metallic colors if you prefer a modern look that looks glamorous and luxurious. Use tones of copper and gold and keep the designs simple and uncluttered. In addition, you could even use this strategy to add a little bit of industrial charm to the decor.
If you have an eclectic style, you could play with various different designs, sizes, shapes, color and materials to create a unique collection of beautiful picture frames. Some series already offer this, being made up of unique designs that share in common small details.