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How to use picture frames in interior Design.
We all have seen paintings being used in our home interiors.
They play a major role when it comes to decorating an interior
There are basically two types of frames, first are the photographs
captured using a camera and others are hand drawn sketches or
paintings. There are two major aspects to a picture frame, the
frame itself and the subject of the picture.
When it comes to the subject of the picture a vast majority
and almost infinite subjects are available to choose from. Photos
or hand drawn pictures of birds, animals, natural beauty, people,
portraits, birds, scenery, architecture, cityscapes, mountains,
oceans and sea, geometric shapes, non-geometric shapes, abstract
shapes, strokes, flowers, interiors, vehicles, and a whole lot
more...can be "framed" to form a beautiful picture frame.
When it comes to choosing the exact subject of the picture frame,
one must recognize the surroundings of the interior space, location
where the picture frame is going to appear, the quality and
dimensions of the wall surface where the picture frame will
appear. It is always not true that the picture will be put on
the wall. Sometimes small frames standing on the table can greatly
add the liveliness of a room.
It is important to consider that we are going to use the painting as a
"filler" on the wall. The space on the wall, which is empty, gets
filled up with interesting array of colors present in the picture.
Colors attract the attention of the visitor and creates moods in his/her
Let's see an example of how a picture frame creates moods in our mind.
Here I use 4 photographs of kittens and frame them to for picture
frames to use on an empty wall in my bedroom. I locate these
frames such that I see them prominently when I enter the bedroom.
The real life photos of kittens instantly create a soothing and
compassionate feelings in me which are in tune with how I feel in my
bedroom sleeping on my bed.
On the other hand if I use a photo of the "Ford Mustang" , my
feelings would be more of a alert nature because of the various
memories attached to it previously. On the other hand if I use
the Ford Mustang photo in my study room, that would greatly help
to warm up the atmosphere.
That's why subjects that create a soothing mindset such as natural
beauty, photos/portraits of children, etc.. can be used where the
human activity is of low nature such as bedrooms, bathrooms, etc..
There is one more element that can affect the choice of a picture
frame in an interior space. The "design theme" of a space must
be given importance while selecting the picture. If the interior
design theme is of oriental nature, then picture with more use
of colors will look good. This is because in an oriental design
style more emphasis is given on "decorative elements" such as
drapes, cornices, tiny plaster treatments, window and door frames,
decorations in brass, etc..
To enhance the continuity of this theme on the empty wall surface
a painting with more detailed subject should be used. Picture of
natural scenery is best suited for this, because "nature" is full
of variety of colors and their shades, that can greatly enhance the
beauty of the space.
A little creative thinking can add some more interest to the
picture. For example what if I totally remove the frame which holds the
picture intact and "press" the picture between two glass plates.
Only metallic clamps at the four corners can be used to hold the
glass plates together. Artificial light used in the room will then
cast a shadow of the picture on the wall behind and can add "depth"
to the picture surface.
Picture frames with the ability to replace the picture is a good
starting point. This give s to control to test what's good and
impressive in your room. This article was just a starting point
to ignite the imagination in your mind. I hope it has helped you
and you have enjoyed the text.
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