Of the multitude of ways to decorate your home one of the more unique and unusual is through the use of picture frames. If you think about it for a little bit, I’m sure you’ll discover quite a few different ways to incorporate picture frames into your home decorating design plan.
One nice thing about this type of decorating, is it generally tends to be pretty inexpensive. Believe it or not, when used as a decorating tool this way, some cheap picture frames can look just as nice as the expensive ones. It helps to have on hand a large selection a picture framing supplies, before you start your decorating in earnest. The whole process will go by much quicker, if you have your mounting equipment, and all the mattes you may need readily available.
It’s important to have a system in place. Breaking down the process into a few simple steps will make your decorating for that much easier. Here’s a few suggestions, that should help you get that process in place.
Collect all the photographs are souvenirs you plan to frame all together. Then do the best you can, to categorize all of the photographs and souvenirs into several distinct categories. Categories like vacations, birthdays, in-laws, or year and date.
Take some time to look around your house and find appropriate areas that could benefit from this sort of decorating. When the more popular areas for displaying framed mementos, is a stairwell. Any any room of the house, as appropriate. Particularly if the walls there are currently bare. Entrance ways and corridors a good choice as well, and often neglected when it comes to decorating.
Not every frame needs a pitcher however. Some funky and cool looking frames do pretty well just on their own. Experiment with this technique a little.
- It’s good decorating form, to try to match frames and photographs somewhat stylistically. If you can incorporate rooms and to the same style, it helps give things a more unified look.
When it’s time to actually start hanging the pictures of frames, get everything you need together in one place. All your tools including Hammer, pencil, level together with your souvenirs, frames, and photographs. If you can snag another member of your household, it helps to have them carrying the tools and checking for the levelness of the frames as you hang them. Barring a real human helper, a good digital level, and built-in laser lights can help.
If you’re a little unsure as to how your decorating scheme will turn out, you can mock up a prototype. Just take some of the souvenirs and photographs, and quickly tape them along the wall where you think the completed frame and item should be placed. The should give you a pretty good idea, a what the completed project will look like.
Be sure to choose frames photographs and souvenirs, that enhance your room. Sometimes more pictures is better, and sometimes just a few suit the bill. If you have too many items to fit the room, store them away somewhere where to find them easily, and you can switch them with the ones in the wall every few months. It can make the room look fresh and new pretty simply.
Feel free to experiment with this approach, with different photographs and souvenirs, as well as different frames. Sometimes it’s just a question of swapping a few items around, to get the look you desire. Have fun and happy decorating.