Friday, September 10, 2010

How to Choose the Right Picture Frame For Your Art

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Choosing the right picture frame is a big deal for many people. When you have a special photo or painting, the right frame can enhance and draw attention to it.

There are many different types of picture frames on the market today. Big ones, small ones, humorous and elegant, antique or modern; wood, metal ceramic or plastic, choosing the right frame for your photo or painting is very important.

Before you go shopping for frames, look at the picture. Determining what type the picture is will assist you in deciding what type of frame to purchase. If the photo is a professional portrait then you may want to consider a wood or etched frame, something that is somber or elegant. It is also important that you set a limit on how much you want to spend on your frame. Picture frames can range in price for just a few dollars up to hundreds of dollars.

Another consideration is where you will be displaying the frame. Consider the décor of the room and the color scheme. If you are thinking of a colored frame, choose a color that will not only draw attention to the photo, but also blend in with the colors of the room. Many people opt for a natural wood because it not only blends well into any décor, it can also be painted or stained should you change your décor.

The room where you will be placing the picture or painting is a major factor in deciding on which type of frame to use. Choosing a frame for a nursery is very different than choosing one for a living room. A ceramic frame with pink and blue balloons may be perfect for a baby's room, however it does not go well in a living room. It is important that you take into consideration where the frame will be placed.

Choosing the right size frame is critical to any décor. If you have small frames already, choosing a large frame for your photo or painting may seem like it is out of place. Taking the photo with you and placing it in different frames will assist narrowing your choices.

Another factor you want to consider is whether or not you want a border around your photo. A border can enhance a photo, especially if you match it to subtle colors of the photo.

Photos that are lighthearted or humorous are always incredible reminders of a family vacation or special events, and displaying them in frames that match the personality of the photo can give it a more special meaning. This is not always the easiest task, however you will find the right frame.

Choosing a frame for a painting can be a little more tedious, especially if the painting has sentimental value. Paintings of landscapes are beautiful, and you want to display them in a frame that will only enhance the beauty. Elegant frames such as etched wood are the perfect frame for paintings that have a natural beauty all their own.

Choosing the right frame for your photo or painting does not have to be difficult if you decide before hand what you want, the most important factor is finding the perfect frame. If you are having a difficult time in deciding, ask the assist of friends or relatives for their assistance.

Photos come in all sizes, as do picture frames. It can take a while to find the right frame, however when you do, you will proudly display it where everyone can see.

Peter Geisheker is the CEO of The Geisheker Group marketing firm. One of Peter's clients is GNP Frames, a manufacturer of high quality picture frames for photographers and artists.

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