Decorating your home interiors is an incredibly fun and creative process. It isn’t static, either - personal tastes and trends evolve continuously, and there are many clever ways to change the look of a living room or bedroom.
One home décor option that is often overlooked is wall art. Homeowners focus a lot of time and energy looking for the perfect furnishings, and sometimes empty walls are forgotten altogether. The truth is that wall art is a significant element of interior design.
There are endless options regarding the art itself—do you opt for vintage, pop-art, a classic seaside, or something completely out-of-the-box? What you may not know is that there are many creative choices for framing, too.
Read on for our guide to framing art for your walls.
What Should You Frame?
Your wall decorating options aren’t limited strictly to art. If your home has a more down to earth aesthetic, you shouldn’t feel like you have to buy an expensive Picasso or Van Gogh replica. Instead, consider vintage pieces you pick up by unknown artists at estate sales or even simpler designs that you find especially beautiful.
Every room in your home should have a personal touch, and you can do this by framing some of your most sentimental items. Maybe you have an old, fraying blanket that your grandmother made when you were a newborn. Maybe you want to document your child’s growth through their paintings. Maybe you bought vintage postcards on your honeymoon trip abroad. You can frame these items well and display them around your home.
Where Should You Put Your Frames?
As a homeowner, you have complete control of your interior design and aesthetic. You can arrange your furniture and decorative items however you want. When it comes to frames, remember that a glass or acrylic cover may not truly protect the art inside. Framed art such as watercolours and textiles will likely fade over time if you place it on a wall that faces the sun for several hours a day.
For preservation purposes, you need high-quality framing materials along with creative and practical placement. Acid-free matting and scratch-proof non reflective UV graded glass will maintain the integrity of framed art as long as you keep it in a relatively cool, dry place.
How Should You Frame Art?
Framing art is deceptively easy, but there are crucial elements you should consider:
- The cover – The glass or acrylic cover should lay completely flat on the frame. If it comes loose, the artwork will be exposed to harmful elements in the air, or the frame itself will break. Loose covers are usually a manufacturing defect, so make sure to check the products thoroughly before you use them.
- The mount – Art should be properly mounted to ensure stability. You don’t want your photographs, postcards, or other sentimental items to slide around inside the frame, right? There are different mounting techniques you can use depending on what you’re framing.
- The frame – Every homeowner has experienced the frustration of frames that refuse to hang straight. The trick is to use two nails spaced wide enough apart to balance the frame. In addition, wall bumpers can help prevent sliding. Check out our premium framing kits to find the perfect frame for your art, or contact our team for a bespoke framing quote - remember all of our frames are made in Melbourne.
Wall art is a fantastic option for home décor. The best thing about it is that you have many options to choose from. You can hang anything you want in your home, whether it’s framed sentimental items, pop culture artwork, or other art styles that you prefer.
Just make sure to use high-quality framing materials to do the job!
Wall to Wall provides a home for local artists to express themselves and, in turn, supply our customers with breathtaking art. Our frames are hand-made and etched with a unique craft and local love.
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