How Picture Frames Can Change A Photo

How Picture Frames Can Change A Photo

The immediate effect of a frame is obvious.

Even an inexpensive frame adds depth and character to an image.

Think of a photo in a frame, and then think of photos pinned up on a college cork board.

Adding a frame makes an image a focal point. It almost drives the eye to it and gives it a level of importance.

Sunshine Coast Art & Framing Gallery makes a living out of making special pictures look more attractive and important.

Here are a few other reasons why should go looking for picture framing on the Sunshine Coast

Match the Decor of Your Room

Probably the most obvious way that a picture frame changes a photo is how well it allows you to match it to your decor and make it appear as part of the room.

There is nothing wrong with drawing the eye to a photo, but in many cases you want something that blends seamlessly rather than stands out. 

The Frame Can Set The Tone

Photos of children that are surrounded by a fun, colourful, and childlike frame are a little more fitting than being surrounded by something sharp or Gothic.

On the other hand, pictures of your refined aunt and uncle may make them look a little silly and frivolous if it were surrounded with the same type of child-like frame. 

A Frame Can Define the Meaning of a Picture

There is a reason why some art galleries spend months picking the right frame.

Even the simple colour of a frame can mar or make a picture.

In simple terms, imagine a black and white photo that has a bright purple frame, or a piece of modern art that has an antique frame.

Some people try to create contradiction with their frames, but in most cases you pick a frame because it aligns with the meaning of a picture.

Plus, do not forget that a frame may define both the meaning and the use of a picture.

For example, a picture frame at a man’s birthday party may be bold so that people are quickly drawn to it.

On the other hand, the same picture would have sombre and low-key frame if it were used for his funeral. 

Consider Your Next Purchase Carefully

If you are looking for picture framing on the Sunshine Coast, then get in touch with us here at the Sunshine Coast Art & Framing Gallery.

We offer the type of range and variety that gives you the freedom to express yourself freely, while also helping you match your picture frames to your general decor. 

For more information on choosing art, read our previous blog post!

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