Purchasing Picture Frames Online: Getting What You Want

Picture Frames

One of the best moves that you can make is to purchase picture frames online. There are many benefits to doing this, actually. For one, you get to enjoy the look and feel of a unique frame, one that is able to provide you with the details that you want. If you just head to your local shop, you can run into several problems. First, you are limited to what they have to offer. T hey may be set in their ways and not willing to provide you with something unique. Secondly, there aren’t many framing stores out there, which means that you could potentially be facing a costly price tag.

But, you don’t have to deal with that. Instead, you can easily shop for the picture frames you need on the web. One of the benefits of doing so is being able to take advantage of online quotes. If you visit several different framing companies on the web, you can find out what you would like, ask for some details or get a quote on the cost and time it will take to get it to you. No obligations are part of that deal but you do get to benefit from an amazing look. What’s more is that you can go to several locations to get the best price for your needs.

When shopping for picture frames online, take your time in finding places that provide unique and custom orders. That way, you can design your own frame and have someone else put it together with a loving touch. Some are even hand made for intricate details that a machine can’t do.

At the end of the day, when you purchase your picture frames online, you get to choose the product that works for you and fills all of your needs. That’s what makes it worthwhile.

Poster Frames: Movies And More

Poster Frames

Poster frames are an investment that you shouldn’t live without. There are actually several types of these frames available to serve the function that you need them to. Why should you bother putting your posters in them? Why not just mount them on the wall and call it done? The benefit of adding a frame to your poster is simple. It allows you to create a beautiful look that also helps to preserve the quality of the photo for a long time coming.

Poster frames can be purchased relatively inexpensively. You can find them available in many styles and sizes, to fit virtually every need. If you can’t find the size you need, you can select to have them custom made to fit your specific sizing or even your favorite color or shape. Here are some considerations for selecting the best frames for your posters.

• Choose a frame that is larger than the poster that you plan to put in it. Then, place a mat board around the outside of the poster to help secure the edges and protect them from damage.

• Select plastic rather than glass for the inside of the frame if you are putting them up on unsupported walls. If you will be using glass or a heavy frame, look for the stud in the wall to help insure that it will have the strength to hold up the poster.

• Select from a variety of colors. To help make the poster pop on you wall, select a color that isn’t the most important color in the poster but one that is still there.

Doing these things can help you to secure your posters for a long time in coming. Without a bit of attention to this detail, though, you may find yourself with just an okay poster.

Wood Frames: Can You Make Your Own?

Wood Frames

Wood frames allow for some of the most unique and virtually beautiful designs for holding your favorite photos. Although you may not realize it, photo frames are a great way for you to add decoration and character to your home. Sometimes, these photo frames can be expensive, though, especially when you are looking for something unique or something large. You can make your own, though.

To do so, you have two options. You can purchase a picture frame kit which can be found fairly easily on the web. Or, you can visit your local framing store, become shocked by the price and decide that you need to design your own! To do that, follow these simple instructions.

1. Find your favorite type of wood. You can use pine, oak or any type of wood that you like the grain on. You’ll need enough to cover each side of the photo you are mounting, plus at least an inch more.

2. Stain or paint the wood. This doesn’t have to be difficult and stain can be quite inexpensive. Choose the colors that match your home or the colors that you enjoy.

3. Cut four pieces of wood at 45 degree angles so that they fit together into a square. Each piece will need to 45 degree cuts going outwards. Fit together with staples or small finishing nails.

4. You will need to purchase a thin piece of glass or use a clear piece of plastic for the outward of the frame. Then, add a professional style (but inexpensive) mat board to help frame the photo. Your photo goes in finally and then a piece of cardboard on the end. Use nails to help keep the backing in.

Designing your own wood frames is easy and it’s an affordable way to decorate your home and truly have a unique look.

How to use picture frames in interior Design?

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 space.

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 mind.

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.

Copyright Shrinivas Vaidya

Collage Picture Frames

Collage Picture Frames

I am not very good at keeping a scrapbook together. I love the idea, and I do love to do them, but I simply do not have the time to do them as I wish I could. I like to commemorate special times and vacations though, and I always take a lot of photos when we go away. Instead of worrying about getting things into a scrapbook, I decided to start using collage picture frames to hold my memories. This has worked out well for me, and I am glad that I have decided that this is the way to go.

I buy large collage picture frames each time I have a new adventure that I wish to remember in detail. I choose among the pictures for the very best ones, and those are the ones I print out on my computer, or have done at the local photo shop. I put them in the collage picture frames, and then I also add anything else that might help us remember. This might be something like ticket stubs, or any other keepsake from the vacation. It’s not possible to do with for every small trip we take, but I always do it for the very special occasions.

The one problem I do have is space. I have my collage picture frames hanging in my bedroom, but I am running out of space. Until I have a larger home with an office to hang them in, I am going to have to be very choosy about what pictures and events I wish to have in collage picture frames. They can be overwhelming in a small space. However, they are a quick and easy way to remember the important moments, and they are always right there when you want to look at them without having to dig out the scrapbook.

The best thing about collage picture frames is that they are easy to find, and they come in a lot of different styles. It’s rather simple to find one that will reflect the style of your home and blend in well with your décor. They also range in price, so you don’t have to spend a lot to get a decent one. They are easy to fill, and you don’t have to have a lot of time to put one together. They can also be found with plastic instead of glass if you are worried about breakage.