3 personal questions to ask yourself before you frame those pictures
Send us an email or give us a ring and we’ll happily advise you on picture frames, different mounts and all the rest. But as experienced as we are at what we do, there are some things that only you know!
Here, then, are 3 personal (but not too personal!) questions to ask yourself before you begin the picture framing process. Give these a thought and you’ll be making the right choice, with confidence.
Number 1: does everyone agree on the frames you’re considering?
If you’re hanging a picture in your study, and only you use it, chances are that you can get away with framing that print exactly how you want to.
But if the art-work is set to hang in a more public area like the living or dining room, you’ll need to make sure everyone agrees! If opinions are divided, you’re better off waiting until you can reach a compromise with the whole family.
And if the problem seems to be style, with everyone wanting something different, consider something modern like a wide, flat wooden frame.
That way, your piece will be the focus of attention, and instead of everyone arguing about the frame, they’ll be looking at the art instead!
Number 2: are you sure you’re not going to redecorate that room soon?
One of the biggest reasons why people have pictures re-framed is that they have decided to change the style of a room. This means that, suddenly, the new style doesn’t work with the old frames.
Our advice is to think well into the next couple of years.
Do this and you’re sure to take future ideas into account, giving you the chance to frame pictures so that they will work with the room as it is, and as you would like it.
Alternatively, we can frame your art-work in simple frames for the time being, and then you can upgrade to new frames in the near future.
That way, you won’t waste too much money and you’ll ensure everything is in-keeping.
Number 3: are you listening to your own mind and not your friends?
With everyone having a different idea of what’s stylish and in fashion, it’s easy to get swept away with trends and end up with an all-white living room that contains only 1 large painting, framed so minimalistically that you can barely see it.
The key thing here is to listen to your own mind and what makes you tick!
Lots of people secretly want to make a real feature out of their paintings, so don’t be shy about using colour just the way you want it.
After all, you’re the one who has to live with the art on a day-to-day basis. Why should you compromise?