Everything is digitized now, and photos are no exemption to this trend. Social media is the new place where you can display your pictures for everyone to see. Sharing them online is a heck easier and quicker, almost in real-time.
In today’s world of smartphones and social media, it seems pointless to have to frame your pictures physically. It is evident when your goal is to publicize yourself or to connect to your distant friends or relatives. Social media serves as your window, but not your private, personal space.
Intimate moments are better off sheltered within the confines of your home or perfect personal spaces. An area where only your dearest friends are welcome picture frames holds a significant role.
Pictures are representations of your life’s moments. You will opt not to share them all. Some of them are too special to be put away in public. The best ones are kept preserved.
Picture frames protect them and highlight their importance. Choosing the right one shouldn’t be taken for granted. To ensure you get it correctly, consider these four tips.
1. Ask the most important question: What pictures will you put in the frame?
Before shopping for a picture frame, you must have the pictures ready. Then categorize them. Arrange them in order of importance and relevance to your life.
A quick note to give you an idea, you can classify the pictures based on your relationship, such as family, friends, etc.
Or you can also base it from either your experiences or places that you have traveled. You order them based on their sentimental relevance to your life.
Nobody wants a photo in a hard copy for the sake of framing it. They bear greater significance than being displayed. They are meaningful and worth every effort.
2. Decide ahead, where you will put the frame.
The question here is, where will you put the frame? Will you either hang it or let it stand?
If you intend it to be a fixture on the wall, you will have to be keen on the wall’s color. The wall is a conservative space. You cannot merely put on there anything, even if it doesn’t fit its color.
If you rather have it stand, then you need to make sure that the picture frames have a sturdy stand at the back of them that doesn’t collapse easily or that doesn’t slant the structures too much.
You also need to pay careful attention to the surface where you will put them on. Frames come with different stands, like a canvas stand of painting.
You can also have the frame lean on the wall if it doesn’t come with a stand if you don’t want it to end up hanging on the wall.
3. Be particular of the size of the frame and define the number of photos to be framed.
Do you have enough space for the pictures to be displayed? If you don’t, then it is almost futile to frame them as it is useless.
Putting up photos for viewing has aesthetic importance. They are decorations. And what happens to decorations when they don’t fit well, they end up looking like a mess.
You don’t want a lot of stuff littering around. They should make your room pleasing to the eye.
Play around with the sizes. Do not overcrowd. Space them well enough that each of them gets the attention they need. Also, you can house more than one photo in a single frame. Inside that frame is multiple unique frames. This applies mostly to small images.
Wherever you decided to put them in, they should be spaced well. They must contribute to your interior design.
4. Picture frames should be able to tell your stories.
This is the most important aspect of framing pictures. You are proud of them because they have memorable stories to tell. You want your beloved ones to know about them.
The design of the frame alone should be able to speak a lot and provide a good head start.
You put together the picture frames either on a wall on a surface to create a tableau that can curate itself.
The frames are made of different materials, such as plastic, metal, glass, or wood. Those that are crafted from woods often appear classier.
It’s up to you which one you’d select. But, the quality of the material often translates to the intricacy of the design.