Tips for Choosing The Right Picture Frame

Most of the personal photos we take are meant for photo albums, but there's a select few that are so good they need to be enlarged and framed. Even though it's the images that ultimately connects with a viewer, the frame does have a lot of influence because it's the presentation. But how do you choose the right picture frame for your photo? Here are five tips to help you.

1. It Needs to Match the Room

Most people use photos in frames to decorate a room. The photo might be awesome but the real reason it's there is to enhance the room. Pick a color that matches the furniture in the room and you're moving in the right direction.

2. The Frame Needs to Complement the Photograph

Ultimately, the photo needs to connect with the viewer, but the frame is the photo's presentation. The frame says, "this is a great photo, look at it." You need a frame whose colors match the colors of the photo. It needs to complement the work. 

3. Sometimes Less is More

Picture frames come in all shapes and sizes now. Sometimes the overall size of the frame is four times larger than the space for the picture. These frames might look nice but it's hard to find the right place for them at home. If you don't have a firm idea of where you're going to hang your pictures try to stick with a more conservative frame design because they will be easier to place almost anywhere at home.

4. Important Events Need Important Frames

Photos that you paid a photographer to take, such as your wedding, need to be treated specially. You should go to a professional picture framer and selected a frame that matches the photo and your apartment. It also needs to be more prominent than the rest of the frames in your home. After all, this is one of the most important days in your life that has been immortalized.

5. Artsy Photos Allow Creative Frames

If you're a photographer that wants to frame art photos you don't need to stick to the traditional frames. You can be creative and use whatever you want to make the photo more interesting. One person I met worked in the camera department on movie sets and used the empty 1000 ft film cans to show case her work. You're showcasing your creative work so why not be creative about it? After all, the frame presents the photo.

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