Picture Frames UK
Expert Tips For Selecting Picture Frames
A painting or photograph needs the right frame to showcase it, but non-artists may have trouble selecting a frame that fits the artwork. Experienced framers know that there are several things to consider when choosing picture frames UK and have shared the following tips.
First of all, it's important to choose a frame that complements the artwork itself. For example, bold works of modern art look good in simple geometric frames. Colored or metallic frames are often a good choice for abstract art. Dramatic scenes, on the other hand, are best enhanced by deep frames that draw the viewer in. More traditional oil paintings and water colors are usually best set off by decorative wooden frames. The colors in the painting or photograph can also help to determine the best color for the frame.
Another thing to consider is the decor of the room where the painting will hang. The frame color and style should complement the overall room design. An piece of artwork displayed in a private home should be framed in a neutral color or one that goes well with other dominant colors in the room, like the trim paint or the carpet. For an office setting, simple neutral frames with clean lines are often preferred.
Of course, framing a picture involves more than the frame itself; it also involves matting. The mat creates a border around the picture and adds both space and color to the scene. A large white mat around a small painting can increase the impact of the artwork. Similarly, a narrow dark-colored mat can keep a larger piece of artwork from dominating a space.
Finally, it's worth considering the cost and quality of a frame before making a purchase. Frames can add a lot to the cost of a piece of artwork. Some works truly merit the investment in an expensive frame, but it may be worth considering a simpler and less expensive frame that will show off a painting in an affordable way. Metal frames are often sold at a lower price than wood frames and pre-made frames are less expensive than custom frames. To see a wide selection of frame types, visit ezeframe.co.uk.