Every family has certain snapshots that tell a story and perfectly capture a moment that should be preserved for all time. Of course, you will want to frame these photos in a special way and display them with pride so that they can be enjoyed by the whole family as well as visitors to your home. The best way to do this is by choosing picture frames that will draw the eye to the photo without dominating it.
One of the great things about picture frames is that they come in all shapes and sizes and the style that you choose will be limited only by your own imagination. If you have a very bright a bold picture that you want to frame, a plain white frame might be a good option. This type of frame will help to preserve the picture without detracting from it in any way, while glossy white frames have the added benefit of being able to work well in any room.
White frames are also ideal for black and white photographs, as they will let the image inside shine through. Alternatively, you could decide to add a splash of colour the help attract the eye by going for a bright and bold frame. This can be especially effective if you are hanging a black and white photograph in a room that has white walls as it will mean that the frame will not get lost against the wall. Metal frames are also a good option for black and white photographs for this reason and you can add a splash of colour while creating a very sophisticated look by choosing a gold or silver frame.
If you have a series of photographs or images that you want to display together, you could choose a collection of matching frames or a single frame that has several different inserts. Before choosing the style of the frame, take a little time to experiment with placing your images together in different ways to create an appealing final image. Next, get creative designing a frame that will go around all of these images with various inserts so that all of the images can be grouped together and will create a special story.
There are lots of different options for the material of your frame. While plain wooden or metal frames are traditional, fabric frames have become very popular in recent years. These fabric frames are often padded and help to create a soft look that works particularly well in a bedroom or living room. If you have a old piece of fabric that has fond memories attached to it, you could use this fabric as the material of your frame. Other materials that you might want to consider include shells, coloured glass squares that can be fitted together to create a mosaic and twigs of various sizes collected from a local park or forest.
Of course, the beauty of custom picture frames is that you can get really creative and come up with something that is completely unique. There is no hard a fast rule when it comes to the shape of frames and in fact, you can have fun designing a frame in a star shape or even a three dimensional frame that will really make your picture or photograph stand out.